“They have been nipped at the post many times”

Name? Ciara Garvey. Age? 22. Teams played for? Carrickcruppen, Queen’s University, Belfast and Armagh. Advertisement Who are your main rivals? Donegal and then maybe the Shanes at club level. Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? I like Dromintee, we’ve had some great wins there. Which opposition ground do you dislike going […]

The Blaine game

By Shaun Casey THE Armagh goalkeeping position has been the subject of much debate in recent seasons. If truth be told, the Orchard County struggled to find a permanent replacement for Paul Hearty after the Crossmaglen man’s retirement in 2012. In the years that followed, many men guarded the goals for Armagh, but none really […]

Clann Éireann and Donaghmoyne retain titles

By Shaun Casey CLANN Éireann Ladies picked up back-to-back county titles with a convincing win over Carrickcruppen in a repeat of last year’s final, which went to a replay. Led by the new Armagh Ladies manager Greg McGonigle, Clann Éireann edged a low-scoring opening half as they led by two-points at the interval, 0-4 to […]

Caitriona O’Hagan hoping for club glory

 Carrickcruppen and Armagh player Caitriona O’Hagan is hoping to win her first senior county championship medal alongside her childhood idol Caroline O’Hanlon who is 20 years older than her.  By Daire Walsh SHE is hopeful that a long career as an inter-county footballer is ahead of her, but rising star Caitriona O’Hagan believes that winning […]

“Fiachra Bradley shouldn’t be fit to walk never mind still playing”

Tiarnan O’Hare. Age: 22. Teams played for: Armagh hurlers, Carrickcruppen and Craobh Rua. Earliest GAA memory? Advertisement Playing football on Carrickcruppen top pitch. Which team-mate has been the most inspirational and why? Fiachra Bradley, the man shouldn’t be fit to walk never mind still play. Who’s the best team-mate to train with and why? Mick […]

Carrickcruppen turn attention to championship

BY KIERAN LYNCH CARRICKCRUPPEN’S chances of gaining promotion via the league are slim according to manager Barry Flynn, but he says that their focus will now shift towards regaining the Intermediate Championship. The Camlough side sit four points outside the top two league positions with four games remaining, and Flynn believes failure to defeat fellow […]

‘Niamh Reel arrives with salmon for lunch’

ARMAGH ‘keeper Anna Carr spills the beans on some of her teammates… Age:  26. Teams played for:  Armagh ladies, Queen’s University and Carrickcruppen GFC. Earliest GAA memory?  I would probably say playing school football for St Paul’s, Bessbrook, who I played for from first year to seventh year. We had some great games over the […]

Daly’s Lurgan ladies have to do it all again

By Shaun Casey CLANN ÉIREANN and Carrickcruppen meet on Sunday in the replay of the Armagh Ladies Senior Championship final following last weekend’s dramatic draw. With time almost up, the Lurgan ladies led by three points but ‘Cruppen were handed a lifeline when they were awarded a late penalty. Up stepped Carrickcruppen stalwart Caroline O’Hanlon […]

Marsden pleased as senior status secured for Clan na Gael

By Shaun Casey CLAN na Gael secured their senior status last weekend with important wins over Grange (Friday) and Mullaghbawn (Sunday) and that was always the goal according to manager Diarmaid Marsden. “They were two big matches and I suppose there’s no easy matches in this division because you’re playing seasoned teams like the Grange, […]