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We wish to express our best wishes and congratulations to the mens team and their management this coming Sunday in the Intermediate Final against Cooley Kickhams. The lads have made brilliant strides this season through hard work and dedication and we are all extremely proud to have each and everyone of them representing the club and community. They have made history being a very young team to progress from a Junior Championship final to an Intermediate final in the shortest time span of Louth GAA history and the second team to reach an intermediate final in the club. We’ve put together a small profile on each player below in honour of their achievement! Go n-eirigh an t-adh leat!

Back on the team after a short hiatus last year, has performed exceptionally throughout the season. Keeping a cool head and marshalling his defence with ease. A major steadying force for the team along with his brothers.

One of four Mahers on the team, the eldest, Dylan has proven to be a solid defender with intelligent attacking force. Always great for a run up the field at the right moment and usually scores a point each game. Dylan was instrumental in a fantastic second half comeback in the 2018 Kevin Mullen Shield final scoring a crucial goal which gave the Philipstown outfit the edge over Naomh Malachi.

The quinntessential defender, Finbarr can always be counted on to display impressive blocks especially in the middle of the fray when his opponents think they’ve crossed the line. Along with his defensive unit they’ve protected the scoring zone around the periphery of the D as they their lives have depended on it. 

This year Shane has been changed from half forward to half back with great effect. He has excelled at attacking at pace and linking with forward. Has been very effective at tight marking all season, has pace to burn and an eye for goal.

Equally comfortable in half forward and half back line and brings high work rate and scoring threat. Like Patrick Clarke, he made great work of his time abroad with honours in the Western Canadian Championship in 2019 and the Vancouvers Championship during the same year.

The 18-year-old Maher, has had an outstanding debut season at adult level, starring at centre-half as the team graduated from intermediate relegation candidates to top four contenders in both league and championship. Having been on last year’s Louth minor team, Maher, along with his older brother, Evan, were part of the U20 squad in 2022, he has been a powerful presence and accurate free taker from the right hand side.

Currently playing half or corner back position. Extremely effective at tight marking and comfortable in possession, Part of a very strong defensive unit. This championship season has consisted of very physical team which despite their best attempts failed to best the defender. 

Like his brother Cameron, Evan is a very powerful presence in middle of pitch. Makes penetrating runs through the middle and always good for a score. Evan was on the 2019 Louth Minor Panel, like Seanie he is on the hurling panel and winners of the 2021 Lory Meagher Cup final.

As one of few experienced leaders on the team Seanie has displayed superb command throughout the season, he communicates and brings calm to middle sector. He has all the signs of a great midfielder with great strength and tenacity. He has previously represented the club on the Louth Panel in Midfield to great success in 2019, and a current winner of the Lory Meagher Cup with the Louth Hurling team.

Captain and excellent role model for a young team. He exhibits a huge work rate at wing forward and chips in vital scores. Patrick scored the winning point in 2016 Championship final. Also in his time abroad was instrumental in the Western Canadian Senior Championship. 

Brilliant playmaker, TJ brings other into game and very accurate from both play and long range placed balls. Currently on the Louth Panel with Mickey Hartem, having previously represented the club on the U20’s Louth panel.

Small in stature but huge in heart and intelligence. Big workrate and always available for a pass, very effective at picking up loose possession. Keelan was a crucial player last year in the minor championship final.

Top scorer this year and very accurate from play and frees. Always an option upfront with great fielding in full forward line. Lee has showcased some classy displays particularly the last game against Roche Emmets where he scored 5 of the 6 scores in the second half. 

Tom works well in tandem with Lee Crosbie. Very quick to loose ball and big goal threat. Extremely stylish player for his young age and a brilliant freetaker from close distance.

His return to squad recently from injury is a big boost to the team with pace and direct running at opposition defences. Usually man-marked at all times. Cian scored two early blistering goals within five minutes in 2016 junior final at the young age of 17 to great shock of Glen Emmets and ultimately set the tone for the game.

Great utility player, previously played as goalkeeper for the Kevin’s and currently with the Louth U20’s panel. Josh is a very strong outfield player, proving to be an impressive force in midfield this year.

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Another impressive young player for the squad, Brian is comfortable filling in at midfield or in defence. A strong tackler and assured in possession.

Tigerish defender who brings his pace into attack and can kick scores if needed. Extremely tough man to mark for opposition. 

This is Adam’s first year on the panel, is a speedy player who uses his height to great advantage on the wing.

Vice Captain along with Patrick Clarke, usually performs in Half-Back position and serves a good work rate.

Unlike his older brother, Paul plays in half forward line. He had an impressive season earlier this year despite injuries and can always be depended on for a fast score, great goal scorer.

Andrew is an extremely speedy player. Previously served as team captain several years ago, played in both the 2006 and 2016 junior championship finals with great success.

Recently returned to the panel due to college commitments, Adam had some great performances this year and slotted in seamlessly with his counterparts, showcasing some great displays of skill and speed.

Half back player, extremely speedy to his opponents dismay and can roll out of any tough attacking force.

1st year on the panel after the minor championship last year, a great right foot forward, extremely fast and confident on the ball.

This will be Conors 4th year on the panels, good solid midfielder who is often impressive for the high ball.

Sean’s 2nd year on the panel, performs as a nippy corner back.

Having recently returned about a brief hiatus Caolan previously played as goalkeeper in underage but now has moved outfield as an adult.

Currently recovering from injury Cillian has served the panel as an extremely skilful halfforward.

Performs as a solid half forward, and had great performances earlier in the year especially their league match against the O’Connell’s.

1st year on the panel, Cian has proven to be a strong defender and played a big role on the Minor Championship winning team last year.

A seasoned player on the panel, Colin is always a composed and dependable force in the back line.

Welcome return to the panel this year, Sean is a strong force in the midfield and can be depended on when the chips are down. Previously played in midfield for the 2016 Junior Championship.

Currently recovering from a long term injury this forward has proven to be a strong and dedicated player.

His 1st year on the panel, Tomas currently plays in the full forward position and almost always has a good catch of the ball. Like his team mates last year had a great year with the minor championship winners.

Almost 3 years on the panel this young player has a good work rate and is often described as a nippy corner back.

Noah recently joined the panel and is showing a lot of skill and strength similarly to his two older brothers Aaron and Adam.