Tuesday 16 January 2018

Sligo Champion Intermediate Club All Stars revealed

Gary Feeney, Drumcliffe, who has been named at centre half back on The Sligo Champion Intermediate Club All Stars team.
Gary Feeney, Drumcliffe, who has been named at centre half back on The Sligo Champion Intermediate Club All Stars team.

The Sligo Champion Intermediate Club All Stars team is revealed today.

County Champions, Drumcliffe/Rosses Point lead the way with six players included in the line-up.

The team, chosen as part of the Sligo Champion/County Board awards scheme, in association with AIB, will be presented with their awards at a gala banquet in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Friday week.

The senior All Stars team will also be revealed at the function.

Drumcliffe's outstanding year in the Intermediate grade - they won promotion in the League before winning the County Championship in great style - is acknowledged in the All Stars team.

They have six players in the selection. They are defenders Cian Kivlehan, Ciaran McLoughlin and Gary Feeney, midfielder, Brian Og Murphy, and forwards Paul Logan and Neil Ewing.

It is the second year in a row that Ewing, Feeney and Logan have won All Star awards.

It was a particularly special year for Drumcliffe in Sligo as they finally got their hands on the Intermediate Championship trophy after losing the three previous finals.

Beaten county finalists, Calry/St. Joseph's also had a great year and they are rewarded with five players in the All Stars team.

Aidan Devaney gets the goalkeeper position, Darragh McConnon is named in the full-back line with Cormac Coyne in the half-back line.

Midfielder, Damien O'Boyle, and forward Conor Griffin are the other Calry players in the team.

Cormac Coyne is winning his second All Star award.

Castleconnor are represented by two players, Kevin McDonnell in the half-back line and Eamonn Cawley in the half-forward line.

Former Sligo star, Dessie Sloyan, who had a brilliant year with Easkey, is named in the full-forward line.

And John Paul Henry, who was outstanding for Shamrock Gaels this year, is rewarded with a place in the full-forward line.

The team in full is: Aidan Devaney (Calry/St. Joseph's), Darragh McConnon (Calry/St. Joseph's), Cian Kivlehan (Drumcliffe/Rosses Point), Cormac Coyne (Calry/St. Joseph's), Gary Feeney (Drumcliffe/Rosses Point), Damien O'Boyle (Calry/St. Joseph's), Eamonn Cawley (Castleconnor), Paul Logan (Drumcliffe/Rosses Point), Neil Ewing (Drumcliffe/Rosses Point), Conor Griffin (Calry/St. Joseph's), John Paul Henry (Shamrock Gaels), Dessie Sloyan (Easkey).

This is the third year of the Club All Stars Awards scheme. It was introduced in conjunction with the Sligo Champion's 175th anniversary in 2011.

Tickets, costing €35 are now on sale for the presentation banquet, at which the MC will be BBC sports reporter, Austin O'Callaghan.

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