2023 Senior Team of the Year – Defenders

It’s time to vote for the players that you think deserve a place in the 2023 The Sideline Eye Senior Team of the Year.

12 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.

Sam McClarnon (Clan na Gael)

McClarnon was the go-to man-marker for Clan na Gael right throughout the championship and there were few forwards that got the better of him.

Rico Kelly (Crossmaglen)

Made his comeback at senior level after three years out and enjoyed one of his best campaigns in the black and amber.

Sean McCarthy (Clann Eireann)

One of the unsung heroes of the Clann Eireann team. He man-marked Shane McPartlan to great effect in the semi-final.

It’s time to vote for the players that you think deserve a place in the 2023 The Sideline Eye Senior Team of the Year.
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Paul Hughes (Crossmaglen)

Picked up the Man of the Match award in the county final, scoring 0-3, as Cross claimed another title.

Conor Magennis (Killeavy)

Magennis stood firm in the Killeavy defence right throughout the championship, even when things weren’t going their way.

Aaron Kernan (Crossmaglen)

We maybe didn’t see the rampaging runs forward of old, but Kernan was the main organiser in the Rangers defence.

It’s time to vote for the players that you think deserve a place in the 2023 The Sideline Eye Senior Team of the Year.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Callum O’Neill (Clan na Gael)

Had a real breakout year for the Lurgan Blues. O’Neill showed composure and maturity beyond his years, and has a bright future ahead of him.

Callum Cumiskey (Crossmaglen)

One of the best players in the county, Cumiskey can do it all. A brilliant footballer but he also showed his man-marking skills in the final.

Ryan McShane (Armagh Harps)

McShane found a new position for himself in the defence this year. His attacking nature made it a real success.

It’s time to vote for the players that you think deserve a place in the 2023 The Sideline Eye Senior Team of the Year.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Chris Crowley (Crossmaglen)

Went toe-to-toe with Callum O’Neill in the Senior Championship final and won the dual hands down.

Michael McConville (Clan na Gael)

McConville was our Player of the Week from the county final and was magnificent right throughout the championship.

Peter Lappin (Madden)

Has been the rock of the Madden defence for the last number of years and he once again performed brilliantly this season.

It’s time to vote for the players that you think deserve a place in the 2023 The Sideline Eye Senior Team of the Year.
Photo Credit: Richiespics