Three Down players make Ulster Colleges All-Star Team
Saul Club man Cathail Arnold has been named in Goals, while Kilcoo man Ryan Johnston has picked up the Right Half Back position. Ryan was a member of the successful KIlcoo Senior side which picked up the league title a fortnight ago. Ciaran McCartan from Warrenpoint took the Centre Half Back position.
* Goalkeeper : Cathail Arnold
School : St Patrick's Downpatrick
Club : Saul St Patrick's
Cathail has runners-up medals for the BT Loch an Iúir and Herald Cups. He has represented Down at all levels up to and including Minor and with his club he has Down Div 4 winners medal and under 16 and minor honours.
Cathail is an identical twin and his brother Déaglán has identical achievements up until today!
Ryan captained St Colman's to the BT Corn na nÓg and played in every match during the past two years as the school completed back-to-back MacRory and Hogan titles. He has a host of under-age titles with Kilcoo, completing a third successive minor championship run in September, and a Down senior league just last week. He has been a Down minor for the past two seasons.
Ryan has won 2 Ulster and All-Ireland cross-country championships.
* Centre-half back : Ciaran McCartan
School : Abbey CBS
Club: St Peter's Warrenpoint
Ciaran is in his third season on Abbey's MacRory Cup squad and was centre-half back on the Down minor team of 2011. He has an under 14 club championship runners-up medals and lost out on the past two Down minor championship finals as well.
Ciaran is also a cross-country athlete coming 3rd in the Golden Cow Youth games and is a keen golfer.
2012 BT Ulster Colleges All Stars in Full:
Cathail Arnold (St Patrick's Downpatrick)
Patrick McBride (St Mary's CBS)
Tomás McCarron (Omagh CBS)
Jason Murphy (Our Lady's Castleblaney)
Ryan Johnston (St Colman's Newry)
Ciaran McCartan (Abbey CBS)
Conor White (St Patrick's Armagh)
Ryan Dougan (St Patrick's Maghera)
Mel Boyce (St Macartan's Monaghan)
Terence O'Brien (St Mary's Magherafelt)
Dermot McAleese (St Louis Ballymena)
Barry Coyle (St Patrick's Keady)
Kevin Quinn (St Mary's CBS)
Anthony O'Neill (St Pius X)
Stefan Lavery (St Patrick's Dungannon)