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 Ruairí Óg 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|