Family affair for the O’Neill clan

By Shaun Casey CROSSMAGLEN picked up their 47th Armagh Senior Championship title with a handsome 12-point win over Clan na Gael last Sunday. A stunning second-half display from Anthony Cunningham’s men was key as they secured the Gerry Fagan Cup for the second year in a row and for the fourth time in six seasons. […]

Minor miracles giving Clan na Gael hope

By Shaun Casey BACK-TO-BACK Minor Championship success have given Clan na Gael “a lift” says skipper Patrick Kelly ahead of Sunday’s Senior Championship decider (BOX-IT Athletic Grounds, 4.15pm) with Armagh kingpins Crossmaglen. A number of youngsters have made the breakthrough this year under the watchful eye of Ronan McMahon, with Callum O’Neill, Jack Lavery and […]

Nally: Bridge suit underdog tag

By Shaun Casey SILVERBRIDGE manager Colm Nally says the underdog tag suits his side as they prepare for a championship quarter-final clash with Clann Éireann. Nally led the ‘Bridge to a Division 1B league title earlier in the season and his side have earned three straight championship victories over Armagh Harps, Shane O’Neill’s and most recently […]

Clans ready for do or die encounter

By Shaun Casey THE shadow boxing is over and the cut and thrust of knockout football comes to Armagh this weekend. Everything is on the line for Clan an Gael and Dromintee as they meet on Saturday with a spot in the quarter-finals on offer for the victor. Clans made it through the group stages […]

Granemore manager primed for top of the table clash

By Shaun Casey LAST year’s beaten championship finalists Granemore take on the 2021 winners, and league champions, Clann Éireann on Sunday evening in perhaps the tie of the weekend as the Armagh championship enters it’s final round of the group stages. Both sides are unbeaten from their two outings, with Clann Éireann overcoming both St Peter’s […]

Clann Eireann’s McCarthy ready for congested run

By Shaun Casey AN opening day game away to your neighbours own patch always throws up it’s own challenges, but Clann Eireann convincingly saw off their Lurgan rivals St Peter’s to kickstart their championship charge. The 2021 championship winners were 15 points better off in the end and head into the weekend expected to pick […]

Culloville on the brink of senior return

By Shaun Casey CULLOVILLE are currently riding on the crest of a wave, and they are now one win away from a return to senior football for the first time in ten years. The Blues put in a massive weekend just gone by, earning important victories over St Patrick’s Cullyhanna, the league leaders at the […]

McVerry back with Mullaghbawn

By Shaun Casey FORMER Armagh forward Eugene McVerry will return to club football in the Orchard County following his transfer back to his native club Mullaghbawn. Mullaghbawn have returned to the top tier of Armagh club league football following their promotion from Division 1B last season. Peter McDonnell’s men upset the odds in the opening […]

Coleman set for new coaching role in the Orchard County

By Shaun Casey 2021 Armagh Senior Championship winning manager Tommy Coleman has been announced as the new Killeavy manager. Coleman guided his native Clann Eireann to their first championship crown since 1963, defeating Crossmaglen in a dramatic final. Coleman takes over from Wayne Kierans, who stepped down following a one-year stint in charge. The Louth […]

Robinson appointed new Maghery manager

MAGHERY have appointed their own clubman Eamon Robinson as their senior team manager for the upcoming season. Robinson replaces Ardboe native Gabhan Wylie, who parted ways with the club following their 15-point semi-final defeat to Crossmaglen. Maghery suffered relegation from the top tier in 2022 and will compete in Division 1B when league action returns. […]