It’s time to vote for the players that you think deserve a place in the 2023 The Sideline Eye Junior Team of the Year.
11 players have been nominated for the defensive positions. Vote for the six defenders you think deserves a place on the team.
The voting polls will close at midnight on Sunday and the team will be announced next Monday.
Mark McAteer (Thomas Davis)
McAteer hit the target in all put one of Thomas Davis’ championship games and was a real driving force from the half back line.
Matthew McCaughley (Clann Eireann II)
McCaughley went toe to toe with Ballyhegan dangerman James McCormack in the final and gave a great performance.
Peter McGrane (Ballyhegan)
McGrane played in a number of different positions for Ballyhegan this season. He often got in on the scoring act but showed his man-marking skills as well.
Oscar McKeagney (Clann Eireann II)
McKeagney led Clann Eireann IIs to championship glory and was one of their star performers in the final.
Jodi Nixon (Clonmore)
Perhaps had his best display against An Port Mor in the quarter-final when he darted forward to rattle the net.
Kieran McAteer (Thomas Davis)
Quite often given the task of shadowing the oppositions best forward and the Thomas Davis captain performed brilliantly throughout the championship.
Tom Turbitt (Clann Eireann II)
His heroic block early on in the final summed up his campaign. Turbitt was rock solid at the back for Clann Eireann IIs.
Paul McQuade (Ballyhegan)
Stood into the captain’s role as Jack Rafferty missed out through injury and led Ballyhegan to the decider.
Ruairi Cunningham (Clonmore)
Cunningham gave a number of fine displays in the Clonmore defence as they reached the final four of the Junior Championship.
Andrew Cooper (Clann Eireann II)
Cooper always gave his best every time he took the field and quite often bombed forward to raise a white flag.
David Murphy (Thomas Davis)
An attacking threat from deep, Murphy was one of the main reasons Thomas Davis mounted a comeback against Clann Eireann IIs in the semi-final.