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 […]

Barry McConville: Playing the long game

Barry McConville is in his 23rd year of senior football with Cullyhanna as they aim to book an Ulster final place. He chatted to Michael McMullan about his career… YOU don’t need to be chatting to Barry McConville long before you realise why he’s in the throes of a 23rd season of senior football. There […]

Crossmaglen and Armagh legend Kernan hangs up the boots

CROSSMAGLEN and Armagh legend Aaron Kernan has decided to call time on his illustrious club career. During his 23-years in the black and amber, Kernan won it all. He finishes his career with 18 county medals, 8 Ulster titles and 3 All-Irelands. Kernan, son of legendary Armagh player and manager Joe, retired following his sides […]

Cross focus on their own game

By Michael McMullan TWELVE months after a league reshuffle saw Crossmaglen down to the intermediate camogie ranks; they have the Armagh title in the bank and are an hour away from more silver. They take on Cavan side Kill on Saturday (Castleblayney, 2pm) with an Ulster title up for grabs and Ríona McConville sums up […]

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. […]

Morgan aiming for January return

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH defender James Morgan is targeting a return to the football field in January after an injury-plagued season. The Crossmaglen man missed the Orchard County’s league campaign but returned for the Ulster Championship. While Morgan did line out on Ulster final day, an injury picked up against Westmeath in the first round […]

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 […]

Captain Canavan recalls a milestone season

By Barry O’Donnell DESPITE the passage of time memories of that halcyon summer campaign are still vivid. It’s 20 years exactly today (September 28th 2003 ) since the famine ended with Tyrone laying claim to its first ever All-Ireland senior football title. A 0-12 to 0-9 triumph over defending champions and old adversaries Armagh in […]