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Ulster's hot-shots

TOP 12 HOTSHOTS
Oisin McConville
Oisin McConville 11-197 (230)
Peter Canavan 9-191 (218)
Paddy Doherty 15-159 (204)
Peter Donohoe 17-133 (184)
Sean O'Neill 17-125 (176)
Charlie Gallagher 10-142 (172)
Paddy Bradley 12-133 (167)
Steven McDonnell 15-111 (156)
Sean O'Connell 11-118 (151)
Ronan Carolan 2-138 (144)
Anthony Tohill 4-121 (133)
Stephen O'Neill 7-113 (134)

Monaghan have run away with the 2007 Ulster hotshot with Thomas Freeman's topping the scoring chart with a 1-15 total.

It is the first time that a Farney sharp shooter has topped the bill since Eamon McEneaney fired 3-16 back in 1985.

Freeman was a clear eights clear of second-placed team colleague Paul Finlay who played a game less.

Making it a Monaghan 1-2-3 is Ciaran Hanratty who is level with Derry's Conlieth Gilligan with eight points. Interestingly the list contains no players from the Tyrone Ulster Championship-winning side.

It is probably explained by injuries during the campaign to forwards, like Tommy McGuigan, Ger Cavlan and Niall Gormley.

Meanwhile, Armagh's sharp shooter Oisin McConville stretched his lead at the top of the all-time Ulster scoring charts with 1-2 in the game against Donegal and then a couple of points in the defeat by Derry in the qualifiers.

His total of 11 goals and 197 points includes all games in the Ulster and the All-Ireland Championship and includes the qualifiers.

The 30-year-old Crossmaglen star started the 2006 season in third place but overtook Paddy Doherty and Peter Canavan with his 0-19 haul from five games last season.

McConville has been an ever-present in Armagh's last 52 Championship matches, dating back to his debut in 1997 against Tyrone, when he scored 0-8.

He started and completed 48 of the games, was brought on in two and was replaced in two others. He has only failed to score in two of his 52 games.

However, Down great Doherty did not have the advantage of playing through the 'back door', though he did get to play in 11 Ulster finals and in 44 Championship matches, with an average of 4.5 points per match.

As for Canavan, his records are almost identical having played in 49 Championship matches with an average of 4.4 points per game.

NON-QUALIFIER HOTSHOTS
Paddy Doherty 15-159 (204)
Peter Donohoe 17-133 (184)
Sean O'Neill 17-125 (176)
Peter Canavan 8-167 (191)
Oisin McConville 10-155 (185)
Sean O'Neill 7-125 (176)
Charlie Gallagher 10-142 (172)

He played in nine qualifying games, adding 1-25 to his total. Without this, Canavan's career total would be 8-167 (191) which would leave him in fourth place on the list.

He played in four less games than Doherty and did not complete a significant number of his Championship matches due to numerous injuries and the odd red card.

Apart from McConville, the main present-day mover is Derry's Paddy Bradley, but he failed to score during his outing as a replacement against Antrim, but picked up 1-2 in the semi-final defeat to Monaghan and then five-pointers against Armagh and Mayo.

The Glenullin man has scored 2-28, 2-29, 2-20 and 1-12 in the last four campaigns, albeit it mainly through the qualifiers.

He is now the top scorer ever from Derry and is young enough to eventually catch McConville, having made his debut in 2000.

His average is also the highest from the top group, with nearly 4.9 points per game

TOP ULSTER HOT-SHOTS
2007 Thomas Freeman (Monaghan) 1-15
2006 Oisin McConville 0-19
2005 Stephen O'Neill (Tyrone) 1-26
2004 Colm McFadden (Donegal) & Oisin McConville (Arm) 1-13
2003 Peter Canavan (Tyrone) 1-38
2002 Rory Gallagher (Fermanagh) 4-12
2001 Rory Gallagher (Fermanagh) 0-16
2000 Rory Gallagher (Fermanagh) 1-19
1999 Oisin McConville (Armagh) 3-18
1998 Joe Brolly (Derry) & Tony Boyle (Donegal) 0-13
1997 Joe Brolly (Derry) 3-15

RECENT HOTSHOTS
Thomas Freeman was top marksman in 2007
2007: TOP FIVE SCORERS
Thomas Freeman 1-15 (18)
Paul Finlay 0-10 (10)
Ciaran Hanratty 2-2 (8)
Conleith Gilligan 0-8 (8)
Dermot McCabe 0-7 (7)
Colm McFadden 0-7 (7)
James McGovern 0-7 (7)
Stephen Gollogly 0-7 (7)

2006: TOP FIVE SCORERS
Oisin McConville 0-19 (19)
Ciaran O'Reilly 2-8 (14)
Steven McDonnell 0-11 (11)
Ronan Clarke 0-11 (11)
Rory Kavanagh 1-7 (10)
Enda Muldoon 1-7 (10)

2005: TOP FIVE SCORERS
Stephen O'Neill 1-26 (29)
Steven McDonnell 2-12 (18)
Paddy Bradley 1-15 (18)
Oisin McConville 1-13 (16)
Ronan Clarke 2-10 (16)

2004: TOP FIVE SCORERS
Colm McFadden 1-13 (16)
Oisin McConville 1-13 (16)
Michael Lyng 0-15 (15)
Benny Coulter 3-4 (13)
Stephen McDonnell 1-9 (12)

1996 Peter Canavan (Tyrone) 3-13
1995 Peter Canavan (Tyrone) 0-20
1994 Peter Canavan (Tyrone) 1-17
1993 John Toner (Armagh) 0-23
1992 Enda Gormley (Derry) 0-25
1991 Ross Carr (Down) 0-21
1990 Manus Boyle (Donegal) 1-16
1989 Martin McHugh (Donegal) 2-16
1988 Stephen Conway (Tyrone) 0-17
1987 Enda Gormley (Derry) 0-20
1986 Brendan Mason (Down) 3-17
1985 Eamon McEneaney (Monaghan) 3-16
1984 Frank McGuigan (Tyrone) 0-19
1983 Derek McDonnell (Cavan) 4-11
1982 John Corvan (Armagh) & Peter McGinnity (Ferm) 1-9
1981 E McEneaney (Mon) & Brendan McGovern (Down) 1-17
1980 Patsy Hetherington (Tyrone) & Patsy Kerlin (Tyrone) 4-3
1979 Kieran Finlay (Monaghan) 1-18
1978 Donal Donohoe (Cavan) 0-12
1977 Brendan Kelly (Derry) 2-10
1976 Steve Duggan (Cavan) 1-22
1975 Willie Walsh (Down) 3-8
1974 Seamus Bonnar (Donegal) 6-4
1973 Patsy Hetherington (Tyrone) 0-17
1972 Joe Winston (Donegal) 0-26
1971 Sean O'Connell (Derry) 1-18
1970 Andy McCallin (Antrim) 3-15
1969 Sean Woods (Monaghan) & Gene Cusack (Cavan) 3-7
1968 Paddy Doherty (Down) 1-17
1967 Charlie Gallagher (Cavan) 0-19
1966 PT Treacy (Fermanagh) 4-13
1965 Charlie Gallagher (Cavan) 2-29
1964 Charlie Gallagher (Cavan) 0-19
1963 Harry Laverty (Donegal) 2-10
1962 Seamus McMahon (Cav) & Frankie Donnelly (Tyr) 0-11
1961 Paddy Doherty (Down) 1-16
1960 Con Smith (Cavan) 1-17
1959 Paddy Doherty (Down) 1-17
1958 Paddy Doherty (Down) 3-14
1957 Frankie Donnelly (Tyrone) 1-14
1956 Frankie Donnelly (Tyrone) & Victor Sherlock (Cavan) 2-7
1955 Peter Donohoe (Cavan) 0-14
1954 Brian Gallagher (Cavan) 0-14
1953 Art O'Hagan (Armagh) 3-4
1952 John Joe Cassidy (Cavan) 1-7
1951 Joe McCallin (Antrim) 3-14
1950 Peter Donohoe (Cavan) 3-18
1949 Peter Donohoe (Cavan) 4-10
1948 Peter Donohoe (Cavan) 3-12


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