Armagh legend Jarlath Burns to run for GAA Presidency

ARMAGH legend Jarlath Burns will run for the position of GAA President, for the second time, after narrowly losing out to Larry McCarthy in 2020.

The Silverbridge clubman just missed out two years ago by ten votes to Cork native McCarthy and is expected to be ratified this evening.

Burns led Armagh to their first Ulster title in 17 years back in 1999 and was a stalwart for the Orchard County during his playing days.

He retired before Armagh eventually made the breakthrough at national level but played on for his club for a number of years after.

He has also held numerous roles at club, county, provincial and national level. Burns was Silverbridge chairman from 2012-2015 and is currently the club secretary.

The St Paul’s Bessbrook principle is Armagh’s delegate to the Ulster council and has dedicated a huge part of his life towards Gaelic games.

A Sigerson Cup winner with St Mary’s, Burns has also had the joy of watching his son Jarly Og follow in his footsteps and don the orange and white jersey.

Burns will run alongside fellow Ulster candidate Niall Erskine, who has been nominated by Donegal GAA.

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