Nally takes charge of Silverbridge

FORMER Meath coach Colm Nally has been appointed manager of Armagh club Silverbridge for the upcoming season. Nally worked alongside Andy McEntee in the Royal County and helped Meath reach back-to-back Leinster finals, only to lose to Dublin twice in 2019 and 2020. The Louth native joined Cooley Kickhams midway through this season and guided […]

Crossmaglen back on the front foot

By Shaun Casey CROSSMAGLEN have and will always play football on the front foot and Sunday’s championship decider against Granemore was no different. Player of the Match Cian McConville is another addition to the list of star forwards the Rangers have produced in their rich history and his contribution of 0-8 was a huge factor […]

17th medal “as sweet as the very first” for Aaron Kernan

By Shaun Casey MOST clubs base their whole existence around trying to win one championship, but then again Crossmaglen aren’t most clubs. The Rangers collected their 46th senior championship crown on Sunday, and their first since 2019, with a 12-point win over Granemore. Aaron Kernan enjoyed one of his best championship campaigns in recent years […]

Rangers out to reclaim championship crown

By Shaun Casey CROSSMAGLEN have never lost three county finals in a row. Last year’s defeat to Clann Éireann was the first time since 1944 that the Rangers lost back-to-back deciders following their defeat to Maghery in 2020 and their hoping to right those wrongs against Granemore this Sunday. Captain Stephen Morris insists there’s a lot […]

Community spirit driving Granemore on

Our reporter Shaun Casey takes a visit to Granemore ahead of a historic first ever senior championship final appearance LIKE all small rural clubs throughout the country, there isn’t much to Granemore. A pub, a chapel, a local school and a football field. But the community is thriving at the moment. A seven-point win over […]

Armagh SFC final places up for grabs

ARMAGH SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINALS CROSSMAGLEN V MAGHERY Friday, Athletic Grounds, 7.30pm THIS is the big one in Armagh as two heavyweights go toe-to-toe. Both have their injury concerns, particularly in the back lines but Cross have the best forward in the county so they should get the job done. Advertisement Verdict: Crossmaglen GRANEMORE […]

Killeavy facing into the unknown against Clan na Gael

By Shaun Casey THE last time Killeavy and Clan na Gael clashed in the championship, back in 2016, both were competing at intermediate level. That was a quarter-final clash which the Clans won on a 1-14 to 0-11 scoreline but Killeavy made the faster step up to senior football. The south Armagh men claimed Intermediate […]

Eight will became four in the Armagh SFC this weekend

ARMAGH SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER FINALS GRANEMORE V MULLAGHBAWN Saturday, Crossmaglen, 1.30pm BOTH sides will see this as a massive opportunity to reach the last four. Granemore are a bit more experienced at this level and the scoring power of Jason O’Neill and Ryan Rafferty could see them through. Advertisement Verdict: Granemore   BALLYMACNAB V […]

Manager Kernan taking positives from Cross championship opener

By Shaun Casey CROSSMAGLEN manager Stephen Kernan insists he’ll be taking the positives from his sides five-point win over neighbours Silverbridge in the first round of the Armagh Championship, despite not playing to their full potential. The sides were all square at the half-time break, 0-8 apiece, but two Silverbridge goals after the turnaround seemed to […]

Championship fever arrives in the Orchard County

IT’S time for the championship bandwagon to roll into the the Orchard County with no shortage of action this weekend. SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND ONE GRANEMORE V PEARSE OG Friday, Abbey Park, 7pm Pearse Ogs have experienced a disaster of a year, being relegated to intermediate football for next season unless they win the championship […]