St Killian’s College gain 4 Hurling All-stars

Press Eye - Belfast - 16 December 2013 -  Mandatory credit - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2013-4 Danske Bank Ulster Colleges' All Stars  2013-4 Danske Bank Ulster CollegesÕ Hurling All Stars with Danny Stinton, Head of Business Development, Business Banking at Danske Bank (left) and Seamus Meehan, Chairman of the Ulster CollegesÕ Council at the Merchant Hotel

St Killian’s disappointment at losing the Mageean Cup semi-final in October has been tempered somewhat by the selection of no fewer than 4 to the Colleges’ Hurling All-star team last week. 

Coilin Hayden is the All-star goalie, while Paddy Burke and Ryan Delargy were selected in defence. Christy McNaughton is the All-star full-forward. 

All four were members of the Ruairí Óg Cushendall club side that won the Ulster minor club title in December as well as a host of under-age Antrim medals.  Coilin, Paddy and Christy were on the Antrim minor side that re-captured the Ulster title from Down in July 2013 and Coilin made his debut last week for Antrim senior hurlers, while Paddy played in the Antrim senio

r final for RuairĂ­ Ă“g last September.

The four boys were part of the St

 Killian’s College team that in April 2012 brought the Foresters’ Cup to the Tower for the first time in two decades.  Paddy captained that team, while Christy and Ryan made it a Foresters’ double with back-to-back medals in 2013.  They also won Gallagher Cup medals in 2011, with Christy as captain.

The four awards brings the combined total from St MacNissi’s / St Killian’s to 50 All-stars over 

the 27 years, averaging just short of 2 awards per year. 

2013/14 Danske Bank Ulster Colleges’ Hurling All Stars

1 Hayden, Coilin St Killian’s GarronTower
2 Walsh, Gerard St Mary’s, Belfast
3 Burke, Paddy St Killian’s GarronTower
4 Hanna, Caoimhín St Mary’s, Belfast
5 Delargy, Ryan St Killian’s GarronTower
6 Nugent, Domhnall La Salle, Belfast
7 O’Connell, James St Louis Ballymena
8 Byers, Brook St Patrick’s, Downpatrick
9 Egan, Chris Our Lady & St Patrick’s,   Knock
10 Johnston, Conor St Mary’s, Belfast
11 McClafferty, Cormac Cross & Passion, Ballycastle
12 Christie, Conor Cross & Passion, Ballycastle
13 McCrickard, Pearse óg St Colman’s, Newry
14 McNaughton, Christy St Killian’s GarronTower
15 O’Doherty, Cormac St Patrick’s, Maghera

 For player profiles, go to : http://www.ulstercollegesgaa.org/featured/danske-bank-hurling-stars/2013-4 Danske Bank Ulster Colleges' All Stars

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