Burns to fulfil his destiny

By Niall McCoy SHORTLY after 4.30pm on Saturday at the Canal Court Hotel in Newry, Jarlath Burns will take office of the most prestigious role in the GAA as he replaces Larry McCarthy as Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael. It will be the culmination of decades of work in the association, not without its speed bumps, […]

Injuries clearing up in Orchard camp

By Shaun Casey DESPITE winning their first two games of the Division Two league campaign, Armagh are still missing a certain number of key players that haven’t featured at all so far, although manager Kieran McGeeney expects them to return sooner rather than later. Andrew Murnin and Rian O’Neill are just working their way back, […]

Mackin macking the most of Cullyhanna run to final

By Shaun Casey TWENTY years ago, in October of 2004, Malachy Mackin and his Cullyhanna clubmate Ciaran McKeever helped Armagh win their first ever All-Ireland title at u-21 level, beating Mayo in the decider by two points. It was a star-studded Armagh line up with most of the team going on to represent the Orchard […]

McGeeney expecting tough Division Two campaign

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH are eying up promotion from Division Two next season, but they won’t get anything easy says manager Kieran McGeeney. The Orchard County will enjoy home comforts for the opening two rounds, against Louth and Meath, and McGeeney is expecting two tough battles. Armagh were relegated from the top tier last season, […]

McCormack hoping to catch Geezer’s eye as club kings collide

By Shaun Casey FOR seven years now, Armagh GAA have been honouring the best club players in the county with an annual combined Club Team of the Season and this year they have added something extra. The All-Star team, picked from the best players across the three championship grades in the Orchard County, will line […]

Derry are Ulster’s best bet in All-Ireland race says O’Shea

By Shaun Casey AFTER this year’s dramatic Ulster final that was ultimately decided via a penalty shootout, and won by Derry, Paul Flynn caught the headlines for his views on the best team in Ulster. Derry had just edged out Armagh to complete back-to-back titles for only the second time in their history and their […]

Nugent aiming to end Ulster drought

By Shaun Casey WHEN the final whistle sounded in Clones and droves of Armagh supporters flew onto the field to greet their heroes, who had just ended a 15-year Orchard wait to reach the Ulster final, three Cullyhanna men were lined out in the orange and white. Jason Duffy had started the game and ended […]

Duffy can’t wait for Ulster final showdown

By Shaun Casey JASON Duffy is one of the few Armagh players that has featured in every single game this season, but bar a four-point first half cameo against Roscommon in the league, the Cullyhanna attacker hasn’t been contributing to the scoreboard. One of the hardest workers on the team, Duffy covers every blade of […]

Kelly’s eye on rectifying final loss

By Shaun Casey LOSING a league final, or any final for that matter, in Croke Park is tough to take. Armagh suffered that exact experience this time last year when Kerry pipped them at the post to earn promotion to the top tier. The hurt, the disappointment, Armagh don’t want to be feeling that way […]