GList: An Orchard dominated rivalry

Down may be well ahead when it comes to the Sam Maguire roll of honour, but Armagh have won seven of the last 10 championship meetings against their neighbours… By Niall McCoy 2023 Armagh 4-10 Down 0-12 Advertisement DOWN fans arrived at a rain-sodden Clones full of expectation after an impressive win over Donegal, but […]

Clarke set to remain at St Paul’s

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH legend Ronan Clarke is set to remain in charge of top Intermediate Championship contenders St Paul’s for a second season. In his first year, Clarke led the Lurgan side to the Intermediate final, but they were well beaten by Ulster champions Cullyhanna. It was the third time in four years that […]

St Paul’s determined to expel last year’s final demons

By Shaun Casey THE hurt of losing last year’s Intermediate Championship final in the cruellest of ways has driven St Paul’s on this season, says their joint-captain Eoin McConville. Winning by two points with just seconds left on the clock, the Lurgan men conceded a last-gasp goal against Shane O’Neill’s to see the trophy ripped […]

All-Ireland winner Clarke takes over at St Paul’s

Armagh’s 2002 All-Ireland winning full forward Ronan Clarke has taken over from Shane McConville as manager of St Paul’s. McConville stepped down following his sides heart-breaking one point defeat to Shane O’Neill’s in the Armagh Intermediate Final last weekend. McConville won the Senior Championship with Maghery in 2016, two years after leading St Paul’s to […]

McGeeney deserves credit for persistence – Clarke

FORMER Armagh forward Ronan Clarke believes senior boss Kieran McGeeney deserves great credit for his persistence in the face of no little criticism during his tenure. The Orchard County are one step away from promotion to Division Two – they must defeat Tipperary in a winner-takes-all clash in this Sunday’s league finale at the Athletic […]