Feature on GAA’s targetmen – The bear in the square

Like double denim, the big man on the edge of the square seemed to have had its day, but something is changing in football and the target man returning. Shaun Casey writes… HOW often do you hear ‘kick it in’ at a football game? It’s probably the most used phrase in GAA circles, or at […]

Armagh bracing for must win Omagh battle

By Shaun Casey KIERAN Donaghy sees Armagh’s clash with rivals Tyrone on Sunday as “must win” as the Orchard County aim to secure their spot in the top flight for another year. Armagh were promoted to Division One in 2020 and have been there for three seasons. A win over Galway last weekend would have […]

Donaghy hoping home support can aid Armagh

By Shaun Casey A HUGE home support will be a major boost to Armagh this weekend when they host last year’s All-Ireland finalists Galway in a crunch league time at the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds. It’s a repeat of last year’s sensational All-Ireland quarter-final meeting, which the Tribesmen edged after a penalty shootout. Armagh coach Kieran Donaghy […]

Relegation concerns are not on Armagh’s radar

ARMAGH’S assistant manager Ciaran McKeever insists the Orchard County aren’t concerned with relegation just yet, as there is still a lot of football to be played before the league wraps up. Leading into their round five clash with Donegal, who are currently seventh in the table, Armagh are searching for their first win since the […]

Donaghy ready for Kerry return

By Shaun Casey KIERAN Donaghy isn’t expecting a warm welcome this weekend when he’s in the Armagh dugout against All-Ireland champions, and his former side, Kerry on Saturday evening. The Austin Stack’s clubman will know every inch of the Tralee turf and he’ll be hoping that knowledge can help the Orchard County. They face a […]

No place to ‘Hyde’ for Armagh

By Shaun Casey AT the start of the season, Armagh fans may have been targeting Roscommon as a guaranteed two points, but things have changed dramatically following the opening two rounds. Roscommon are flying high at the top of Division One, a single point ahead of the Orchard County, and are in a rich vein […]

Jarly Óg Burns – we want to do ‘Geezer’ proud

By Shaun Casey FROM an early age, Jarly Óg Burns was destined to pull on the famed orange and white jersey that his father, ten years before his Armagh debut, had worn when holding aloft the Anglo Celt Cup. Jarlath senior helped the Orchard County end a 17-year wait for a provincial crown and now […]

Donaghy set to remain with Armagh

KIERAN Donaghy will be staying in the Armagh dugout for the 2023 season Gaelic Life understands. The Connaught Telegraph reported this evening that the Kerry legend was set to be named as the new Roscommon boss, with former Kingdom teammate Paul Galvin as part of his management team. Gaelic Life has since learned that the […]

Donaghy and McKeever set to stay with Armagh

By Niall Gartland KIERAN Donaghy and Ciaran McKeever are set to remain as part of the Armagh backroom team for 2023, Gaelic Life understands. Team manager Kieran McGeeney was handed a one-year contract extension last week and it’s understood that McKeever and former Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy have needed little encouragement to remain part of […]