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All-Star award for Keady starlet

Thursday, 29 December 2016

JUST days after helping St Patrick's High School, Keady to the Casement Cup at Queen's University Playing Fields, left-half forward Paul Green was named in the Ulster Schools' All Stars Hurling team.

The St Patrick's star became the 15th player to be awarded an All-Star at the school and he has represented the schools at all levels in football and hurling over the last few years.

He has helped the Keady side to two Danske Bank Leopold Cup titles and a Casement Cup title just a few weeks ago when Paul scored ten points in the final against Rathmore Grammar.

Paul plays for the Keady Lámh Dhearg club and at club level he has won Championships at Féile na nGael, U14, U16 and minor levels as well as at U16 level in club football in the Orchard County.

Aisling Press, District Manager at Danske Bank, in announcing the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' All Stars Hurling Team congratulated the recipients.

“The Ulster Schools' All-Stars is a fantastic celebration of GAA youth and something that we at Danske Bank are extremely proud to be part of.

"The commitment and dedication required to be even nominated for an All-Star award is immense, and I would like to congratulate all of the players who were selected to participate in the trials, as well as the 15 outstanding hurlers we are honouring here today.

“This passion for excellence is truly commendable and we are delighted to support the players here today and all who are a part of the Ulster Schools GAA."

Jimmy Smyth, Chairman of the Ulster Schools' GAA, also congratulated the recipients.

“To achieve an Ulster Schools' All Star Award is to rightly earn a place in hurling's Hall of Fame.

"These awards recognise and reward these talented players' prowess, commitment and endeavour on the hurling field."

The Hurling awards will be officially presented at a Gala Banquet at the end of March 2017."

In the Danske Bank MacRory Cup, St Patrick's Armagh have been drawn against the winner of St. Colman's Newry and St. Patrick's Cavan in the last eight of the competition.

Those two sides meet at the end of January in a quarter-final play-off tie.

Also in play-off action at the end of January are St Paul's High School Bessbrook. They must overcome St Mary's CBS from Belfast in their play-off tie.

The winner of that tie will move on to a last eight tie against Abbey CBS.

The quarter-final ties are scheduled for any time between Wednesday, February 8 and Sunday, February 12.

 

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