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 […]

Clarke wary of Clans threat

By Shaun Casey SUNDAY’S showdown with Clan na Gael won’t be the first time Crossmaglen have crossed swords with Clan na Gael this season as the sides contested the opening round of the group stages. Played at Davitt Park, the Rangers looked to have wrapped up an opening day win, but a late, punched goal […]

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 […]

Another slice of history for Clan na Gael

By Shaun Casey THIRTY years ago, Paul O’Hagan lined out for Clan na Gael in the St Paul’s Minor Tournament final as his side suffered an 11-point defeat to Donegal’s Aodh Ruadh. This weekend, O’Hagan will be back in St Paul’s, this time patrolling the sideline as manager, with the Lurgan Blues once again representing Armagh. […]

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, […]