Championship Team of the Week3

by louthandproud on August 13, 2015

in Club

The Group phase is over…

here’s the best of week3


Solid solid defence will win you a championship. Ciaran Cunningham pulled off a key save for the Dreadnots who was one of the main reasons they won without playing too well. good sign for the Clogher men. Barry Mulholland put his body on the line for the Mochs who knocked out last years finalists the Fechins. With every point precious Cillian Kirk keep the DYI out and it enabled the Brides to get through. Gary Hoey is just the man marker you want on a championship winning team are the Clans that team this year?

The Middle Third

With the quality of forward play I’ve had to be creative with this half backline.
Decky Byrne was everywhere for the Mochs in their surprise win. Like Decky, Jim McEneaney was just as influential for the Gers and besides, positions mean very little these days anyway especially when you are your teams key player.John O’Brien not only did his defensive duties but he got forward to score a crucial goal before half-time for SOM.

Two Shevlin‘s go in the middle of the field this week. Liam is showing his quality scoring 4 points for the Dreadnots but his cousin is really the Man of the week never-mind team of the week.
Aidan came on as sub for Stabannon Parnells in their unlikely win over local rivals Dunleer and scored 5 points out of their 7! why did he not start? well, he was representing St James in a charity GAA match (which he helped organise) for GAA players who have overcome cancer.
Inspiring indeed.



I mentioned the quality forward play earlier and I wasn’t lying.
Mark Newell and Damien Grimes both crashed in 3goals and 2 points!. while Aaron Hoey rolled back the years to give the Brides victory and a place in the quarters.
Barry O’Hare’s 1-9 finally gave Roche fans something to cheer about. Eoin O’Connor was central to the Pats victory for Mattock scoring goals either side of half time, he was even involved in the altercation that got Mark Brennan sent off. SOM from the point road are my dark horses for the senior championship Stephen Kilcoyne is a dangerous threat for them inside.

notable Mention Alan Quigley from the Joes 2-4 with 45’s is nothing to be sneezed at.

Well what do you reckon??


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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

louthandproud August 15, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Great idea!!

Steven fee August 15, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Your dead right pat, the chap played out of his skin

Anonymous August 14, 2015 at 10:24 pm

a lot of guys get left out that had a good week by having one team for 3 different grades. A junior , intermediate and senior team would make good reading

louthandproud August 14, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Alan, excellent comment and I totally agree with you about player getting recognised for contribution on the pitch and not on the scoreboard but its very tough in the group stages.
As the games get of a higher standard and less in volume hopefully I won’t miss out on anyone again.
Thanks for reading.

louthandproud August 14, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Eoghan totally agree with you on those 3 players…Adam O’Connor was very close to making my team!

Alan August 13, 2015 at 6:39 pm

I don’t live in the country at the minute so it’s tough to get match reports from Gers games but from what I heard and read in both the Dundalk Democrat and Argus, Sean Thornton was the most influential player the Gers had that day. Involved in majority of their scores. I know everyone notices the players that score but if majority of the work you do for the team sets up scores and changes the game for your team, I believe the player who does it should get recognised.

Seany August 13, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Aaron Hoey played full forward against DYI but a fantastic game and win for the Brides. Intermediate has been exciting this year.

Eoghan August 13, 2015 at 5:33 pm

3 notable mentions from the double header in stabannon
Darren mcmahan – st.mochtas
Ultan larney – mochs again
Adam O conner – Joes midfielder

Anonymous August 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Jim mc as the chb? His team mate Gerard Hoey actually played in that position during the game and game a masterclass on how to play that position on Sunday.

Anonymous August 13, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Ronan Bailey was brilliant in the half back line for the Brides and Richard Halpenny injected pace and hard hitting in the half forward line.

Pat o Brien August 13, 2015 at 11:11 am

what about speedy Thornton from the Gers had a great game

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