Armagh GAA http://www.armaghgaa.net News - Results - Fixtures Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:32:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Aidan Rushe – Electric Ireland #PoweringMinors Award http://www.armaghgaa.net/aidan-rushe-electric-ireland-poweringminors-award/ http://www.armaghgaa.net/aidan-rushe-electric-ireland-poweringminors-award/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:36:29 +0000 http://www.armaghgaa.net/?p=15864 “Electric Ireland, proud sponsor of the GAA Minor Championships, presented Armagh minor footballer Aidan Rushe with his #PoweringMinors award. Electric Ireland are awarding iPads to current minor players who have reached the provincial finals. Players on minor football and hurling panels have nominated one player on their team who they feel has stood out in…

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“Electric Ireland, proud sponsor of the GAA Minor Championships, presented Armagh minor footballer Aidan Rushe with his #PoweringMinors award.

Electric Ireland are awarding iPads to current minor players who have reached the provincial finals. Players on minor football and hurling panels have nominated one player on their team who they feel has stood out in terms of performance and attitude throughout this years campaign.

The #PoweringMinors award demonstrates Electric Ireland’s commitment to the futures of current minor players.”

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Armagh GAA speeds ahead with Northgate Vehicle Hire http://www.armaghgaa.net/armagh-gaa-speeds-ahead-northgate-vehicle-hire/ http://www.armaghgaa.net/armagh-gaa-speeds-ahead-northgate-vehicle-hire/#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:09:46 +0000 http://www.armaghgaa.net/?p=15859 Northgate Vehicle Hire in Ireland has announced an exciting new partnership with The Armagh County Board of The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), through the provision of a free of charge vehicle to be used to broadcast as many Armagh GAA games as possible live across the world on Linwoods Armagh TV. With Gaelic football being…

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Northgate Vehicle Hire in Ireland has announced an exciting new partnership with The Armagh County Board of The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), through the provision of a free of charge vehicle to be used to broadcast as many Armagh GAA games as possible live across the world on Linwoods Armagh TV.

With Gaelic football being the most popular sport in Ireland in terms of attendance, and following the team’s success this season, Northgate’s support will allow even more people to be able to watch the games throughout the 2014 season.

PICTURED ABOVE: Kevin Fox (IT Officer and head of Linwood’s Armagh TV), Darren McKinney (Northgate Sales Manager Northern Ireland) and Kieran McGeeney (Assistant Manager of the Armagh County football team)

Darren McKinney, Sales Manager Northern Ireland, commented:
“Here at Northgate Vehicle Hire we are always looking at ways to support local businesses and talent, and are very excited about this new partnership. Gaelic football is causing a real buzz across Ireland and we’re looking forward to the season ahead!”

Brian Smyth, Development Officer at Armagh GAA, commented:
“We are delighted to have partnered with Northgate Vehicle Hire for the 2014 season. Having a well-known and valued company such as Northgate on board will help to further raise our profile with the Gaelic football audience.”

He continued:
“Through the help of the market leader in flexible vehicle hire, fans across Ireland will be able to watch these fantastic games. On behalf of the whole team I’d like to thank Northgate for its support and look forward to what the new season has in store.”

Northgate has sites across five locations in Ireland with its head office in Dublin. For further information please visit www.northgatevehiclehire.co.uk. Follow Northgate on Twitter at http://twitter.com/northgatevhire.

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ROSCOMMON 1-12 V 1-17 ARMAGH http://www.armaghgaa.net/roscommon-1-12-v-1-17-armagh/ http://www.armaghgaa.net/roscommon-1-12-v-1-17-armagh/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:00:20 +0000 http://www.armaghgaa.net/?p=15856 Armagh turned in a massively impressive performance to progress to the final round of qualifiers after defeating Roscommon in Dr Hype Park this evening. A goal from substitute Stefan forker six minutes from time was the decisive score as Armagh ran out five point winners. Stephen Harold, Kyle Carragher, Jamie Clarke, Tony Kernan and Ciaran…

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Armagh turned in a massively impressive performance to progress to the final round of qualifiers after defeating Roscommon in Dr Hype Park this evening.

A goal from substitute Stefan forker six minutes from time was the decisive score as Armagh ran out five point winners.

Stephen Harold, Kyle Carragher, Jamie Clarke, Tony Kernan and Ciaran McKeever all impressed but it was the functionality of defence to attack which takes Armagh within 70 minutes of an All-Ireland quarter-final next month.

They will now face the losers of either the Ulster or Leinster finalists with both games taking place tomorrow.

Roscommon perhaps began the earlier exchanges the brighter and took the lead through an early Diarmuid Murtagh free.

Tony Kernan responded in kind with an effortless 45′ before Clan na nGael’s Stefan Campbell gave Armagh the lead after eight minutes.

Armagh continued to build well but Jamie Clarke continued to struggle to gather ball in the inside forward line before a second Murtagh free restored parity.

Paul Grimley’s men then began to apply the pressure, firstly through the impressive Tony Kernan, who got his first from play with a a fantastic turn and shot.

Andy Mallon, who travelled the length of the field, pointed after patient build up play – superbly supplied by Kernan – breaking the Rossies’ blanket defence.

Crossmaglen’s Kyle Carragher added a fifth from a great long ball from Ciaran McKeever. Two frees, from Murtagh and Cathal Craig, brought the hosts to within a point.

However three unanswered points before the break from Kernan, Clarke and a fabulous Aaron Findon fisted point left the Orchardmen well in control at the break.

The second half started and it was evident there were some strong words from the Roscommon management. Kevin Higgins scored within seconds of the restart.

Clarke responded for the visitors with a free from the ground before Enda Smith and Tony Kernan traded points. Two Roscommon points brought the deficit back to two.

Kevin Dyas then set up Clarke for one of the scores of the game before Clarke turned provider for fellow clubmate Carragher.

Cathal Shine tapped over for the hosts but on 54 minutes the Cross’ duo were at it again – this time Carragher supplied Clarke who finished off a scintillating move.

Philip McAvoy was then called into action to stop a fierce drop-shot, however, the follow-up result in another Roscommon point.

Midfielder Stephen Harold fisted his first point of the game before Sennan Kilbride responded for the Rossies.

That game-deciding Stefan Forker goal was sandwiched in between a Harold and Aaron Kernan point to leave the gap at six points and effectively end the tie as a contest. A long high ball in from Aaron Kernan was met on the square by Forker who beat the full back and ‘keeper.

Ciaran murtagh grabbed a consolation goal after Kevin Dyas had extended Armagh’s lead further but Rory Grugan killed any chance of a comeback with a fantastic long range point.

Donal Smith scored late on but it is Armagh that march on.

ARMAGH: P. McEvoy, A. Mallon (0-1), C. Vernon, J. Morgan, M. Shields, B.Donaghy, C.McKeever, S. Harold (0-2), A. Findon (0-1), A. Forker, K. Dyas (0-1), S. Campbell (0-1), T.Kernan (0-4 2f, 45′), Jamie Clarke (0-4 3f), K. Carragher (0-2). SUBS: E. McVerry for A.Forker; A. Kernan for S. Campbell; R. Grugan (0-1) for T. Kernan; S. Forker (1-0) for K. Carragher

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Minors starting 15 announced for Final http://www.armaghgaa.net/minors-starting-15-announced-final/ http://www.armaghgaa.net/minors-starting-15-announced-final/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:39:58 +0000 http://www.armaghgaa.net/?p=15849 We caught up with Paul Doyle and he had this to say – Sunday is a wonderful day for the minor footballers from Armagh. Everyone in Ulster who plays Gaelic Football dreams of playing in Clones on an Ulster Final Day and on Sunday these players get their chance. It is a privilege to work…

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We caught up with Paul Doyle and he had this to say – Sunday is a wonderful day for the minor footballers from Armagh. Everyone in Ulster who plays Gaelic Football dreams of playing in Clones on an Ulster Final Day and on Sunday these players get their chance. It is a privilege to work with this group of lads as they are a very dedicated and hardworking bunch. The commitment they have shown to Armagh this year is phenomenal – I cannot speak highly enough of every individual and they are credit to themselves and their families.
Sunday must be a very proud moment for the families of our players, who have supported them and encouraged them throughout. Without the support of the families we would not be in Clones this weekend – as a management team we cannot thank you enough.
It should also be a proud day for the clubs of the players and the clubs must take great credit for producing such fine footballers as it is them who have nurtured and coached them from an early age. In the final the players not only represent Armagh as a county but also their clubs.
We as a management team could not function without the support of our sponsors “Rainbow Communications” and “Simply Fruit” both of whom have been very generous in everything that they have done for us throughout the year and for this we thank them, also to Armagh County Board, who bestowed on us the privilege of managing our county. We thank them for the belief they have shown in us and the unlimited support they give us.
I personally would like to thank Simon, Michael, James, Tom, Dave, Brian, Cathal, Geralt, Orla and Sean (the team behind the team) who have put an immense amount of time and effort into working with these players – a group of hidden heroes without whom Armagh Minors would not function.
We trust that the contest between ourselves and Donegal will promote all that is good about our game – honesty, manliness and skill and may the best team win.

The starting 15 for Sundays Final:

Manager:                  Pól Ó Dughail

Captain:                    Caolán Mac Conmhaoil

No.

Name (As Gaelige) Name (In English) Club (As Gaelige)

1

 Rian O Kierneig  Ryan Kearney  Na Piarsigh Oga Ard Mhacha

2

 Fearghas Ó Coinne  Fergus Quinn  Beal Leice

3

 Aodhán Ó Rois  Aidan Rushe  Raonaith Na Croise

4

Cathal Ó Donnaile  Cathal Donnelly  Naomh Padraig Coilleach Eanach

5

Cathal Ó Baíolláin  Cathal Boylan  Naomh Moinne Cill Sleibhe

6

Cathair Mac Coinnaigh  Cathair McKinney  Naomh Moinne Cill Sleibhe

7

 Conchur Mac Niocaill  Conor McNicholl  Na Piarsigh Oga Ard Mhacha

8

 Jarlaith Og O Broin  Jarlath Og Burns  Na Clairisigh Beal Atha An Airgid

9

Seán Ó Conalláin  Shane Conlon  Naomh Padraig Coilleach Eanach

10

Seac Ó Raifeartaigh  Jack Rafferty  Baile Ui Hagain

11

 Oisín O Neill  Oisin O’Neill  Raonaith Na Croise

12

Kyle Ó Mealláin  Kyle Mallon  Naomh Moinne Cill Sleibhe

13

 Rian O Haodha  Ryan Hughes  Naomh Pádraig Droim An Tí

14

Conchur O Gormaile  Conor Grimley  Na Ropairí Na Madáin

15

Caolán Mac Conmhaoil  Caolan McConville  Naomh Moinne Cill Sleibhe

 

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Oisín McConville on Football http://www.armaghgaa.net/oisin-mcconville-football/ http://www.armaghgaa.net/oisin-mcconville-football/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:25:23 +0000 http://www.armaghgaa.net/?p=15846 For club players in the likes of Cavan, Down, Laois and Tyrone, the weekend defeats of their county teams at least cleared up one thing – they know their county championships will be in full swing soon. That’s a significant thing given that we now live in an era where club and county in GAA…

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For club players in the likes of Cavan, Down, Laois and Tyrone, the weekend defeats of their county teams at least cleared up one thing – they know their county championships will be in full swing soon.
That’s a significant thing given that we now live in an era where club and county in GAA seem to be getting further and further apart. A lot of what we have heard lately seems to be that it is getting harder and harder to be both a committed club footballer and inter-county footballer in certain counties. Perhaps the best recent example of this was in Laois, where Colm Begley, one of their top players, was not allowed play in their first championship match of the year because he had played for his club a few days before.
I found that one of the most infuriating, frustrating and mind-boggling things that has possibly ever happened in the GAA. Punished for playing for your club? Your first port of call has to be your club, especially when it comes to championship football. We must remember, championship is what matters most to all players, be they club or inter-county, and all championship games, be it the All-Ireland Final or a Junior Club Championship First Round game, should be treated the same from a player’s perspective.
Now that might sound crazy to some people. But I should explain something from my own career here. When I was playing football, the thing I always said to myself was: “What’s next for me? What’s the next most important date on my calendar?” Now this following scenario wouldn’t have happened, but if I had an inter-county championship game on a Sunday, and a club championship game with Crossmaglen on the Friday, I would play the club game for sure – because it would be the next thing on my list.
By being made an example of, Colm Begley wasn’t given that opportunity a couple of months ago and I can’t fathom how that was allowed to happen. It tells me that we are going down a dangerous road, whereby club managers and club players are now at the stage of accepting that they will be without their county players for nearly the whole year, or certainly the majority of the whole year. Cavan for example, have now split their league into two – with one table for games played with county players, and one for the games played without!
Now it’s well accepted for a long time that county players aren’t going to be around for club league games. But for it to start happening at championship level is very worrying. I believe that means there’s a real risk that the GAA club scene could go down the road of club rugby. There was a time when club rugby was popular in this country, but once the elite level players were exclusively committed to provincial rugby, the club scene faded from the national scene. Very few people are going to watch club rugby these days, apart from the people involved.
It’s madness to think that a club could nurture a player until he is 18 or 19, and then at that age he is cherry picked by a county team, where he could well stay for a decade, playing very little club football in that time. From speaking to a lot of inter-county players, they are lucky to play two league games a year for their club at the moment. I’m manager of the Crossmaglen senior football team now and this season I have had our inter-county players available for two league games out of 11, and no training sessions. They haven’t trained since January with us. We’re lucky in that our players will still come to see us and show their faces when they can, but when you are without players of the calibre of Jamie Clarke and Aaron Kernan, more or less all the time, it’s not ideal.
Inter-county players are still being released for the club championship, but in the Colm Begley example, because he plays for Laois but plays his club football in Dublin, he wasn’t ‘sanctioned’ to play. They punished him for playing, when what they should have been doing is welcoming him back with open arms after he played an important game for his club and was returning to them in good nick.
However, I firmly believe that despite this increasingly difficult situation, it is still possible to be a fully committed inter-county footballer and remain a committed member of your club. During my own days with Crossmaglen and Armagh, we were competing for All-Irelands at both club and inter-county level for most of my career. Now there were times when the two didn’t run that smoothly together, but when Crossmaglen were going well, Armagh were going well, whether it was incidental or not. We started winning Ulster titles and All-Irelands with Crossmaglen, and then Armagh did the same.
The thing about Crossmaglen and Armagh though, was that it was at times very frustrating for fellow county players that we were always getting to the latter stages of the All-Ireland Club Championship. The frustration came from the fact that we, the Cross players, would usually return for the last two league games with Armagh. We played one or two league games for the county and we would then have forced our way back in for the championship, whereas someone who had been playing all the way through the league was probably dropped.
I remember back in 1999 after a league game against Donegal, the Armagh players got together and had a meeting about us, and apparently tore into us. We heard a lot of what had been said in the meeting when we came back and after that there was a lot of clearing the air. We told them how we felt and after that we were maybe able to compromise a little bit more. Overall, I definitely think Crossmaglen’s success was a big positive for the Armagh football team.
I think perhaps the best example to illustrate how possible it is for top inter-county footballers to have equally fulfilling club careers is in the most successful county of them all – Kerry.
The single biggest compliment I can give to Kerry is that it never seems to be an issue there. They just seem to go and play their games, and they probably play as many if not more club games than any other county in Ireland. They don’t seem to overtrain their players. They just seem to always play games, whether it be League, Divisional, Kerry County Championship – they always seem to be playing, and they seem to be playing at times of the year when other counties are closed down.
The big thing then is that, whenever Kerry get far enough on, there is a lull in the club stuff and I think everyone accepts that because Kerry have been so successful over the years, 36 All-Ireland titles and all that. Take this weekend just past – Kerry qualified for the All-Ireland quarter-finals when they beat Cork in the Munster final on July 6, and the following weekend their players were playing championship with their clubs. No problem. James O’Donoghue, who was lighting up all our television screens two weekends ago, was one of the main men last weekend as his club Legion knocked out Colm Cooper’s club Dr Crokes.
I mean, take Cooper for example. He has been so committed to Dr Crokes for years – winning Munster titles, trying his hardest to win an All-Ireland with them – and he has balanced all that with being one of the top players in Ireland with Kerry. Cooper has played as much football as anyone in the country, and he still has been able to excel. Until his injury this year, he had hardly ever even been injured in 12 years of playing at the highest level.
Yet some people seem to still be of the belief that a good club run is to the detriment of an inter-county team. I firmly believe the opposite. We have our own example in Crossmaglen, the case of Colm Cooper and Dr Crokes, and another example this year was St. Vincent’s. Not long after winning the All-Ireland Club title with Vincent’s, Diarmuid Connolly was playing up in Tyrone for Dublin, kicking an absolutely brilliant winning point at the end of the game. Players at that level are just able to do these things.
Part of the reason why this topic is in the news at the moment is the recent proposal from the Football Review Committee that suggested completing the All-Ireland Club Championships in a calendar year – in other words, having everything wrapped up by December, as opposed to the following March, like it currently is. Now, having played in seven All-Ireland Club finals on St. Patrick’s Day during my career, I know the value of that date – it’s the highlight of any club player’s career – but I generally agree with the FRC proposal.
I think it’s fair to say that something had to give as far as fixtures go. The recurring theme I hear from club players – and I hear it at length on the Player Welfare Committee in Croke Park – is fixtures. They are changed all the time. Changed because a county manager says so, changed because of a training weekend, you name it. Players see a schedule at the start of the year and try to plan around it with holidays and things like that, but the amount of times that list is stuck to are few and far between.
It is the most sensible thing to try and get the club championships run off in a calendar year, but I think we have a lot of things to put in place before we do that. The inter-county calendar would probably have to be tweaked to get all the club championships finished by December for a start. We’d have to examine exactly how you would do that, but at least the debate has started.
Another major advantage to having everything wrapped up by December, is that you would then create a genuine off-season, a one or two month period for nearly all players where there is a genuine break. A time when we’re a closed shop. The quicker that we start thinking along those lines the better. People talk about burnout? Well that’s a solution there. And I mean a real off-season and not one where inter-county managers are rubbing their hands and saying we can start training even earlier now!
To go back to what I said at the start – we have reached a very challenging point in the relationship between club and county teams, and in the Colm Begley example, I believe a dangerous precedent was set. Punished for playing with your club!? To me, it was one of the most ridiculous things that has ever happened in GAA, as well as being totally avoidable and unnecessary.
We have to learn from the best with regard to all this. Kerry, and also Kilkenny at the top level in hurling, seem to have it down to a fine art. They both manage to keep their club players generally happy, both manage to produce very strong club teams and competitive club championships, and are both very successful at inter-county level – they have won 70 All-Irelands between them.
They are the shining examples that a good club career does not have to be mutually exclusive to a good inter-county career. We can all learn from that.
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This is the first of Oisín McConville’s exclusive football columns, which will feature on GAA.ie throughout the summer. The opinions expressed in this column are personal and are not necessarily those of the Association.

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Tyrone 0-10 Armagh 0-13 http://www.armaghgaa.net/tyrone-0-10-armagh-0-13/ http://www.armaghgaa.net/tyrone-0-10-armagh-0-13/#comments Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:05:50 +0000 http://www.armaghgaa.net/?p=15840 GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2B: Tyrone 0-10 Armagh 0-13 Armagh moved into Round 3B of the All-Ireland Football Qualifiers with a three-point win over Tyrone at Healy Park, Omagh on Sunday afternoon. With Tony Kernan (0-4) and Jamie Clarke (0-2) doing most of their scoring in the first half, Armagh led by 0-7…

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GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2B: Tyrone 0-10 Armagh 0-13

Armagh moved into Round 3B of the All-Ireland Football Qualifiers with a three-point win over Tyrone at Healy Park, Omagh on Sunday afternoon.

With Tony Kernan (0-4) and Jamie Clarke (0-2) doing most of their scoring in the first half, Armagh led by 0-7 to 0-5 at the break and had the numerical advantage following the dismissal of Tyrone defender Mattie Donnelly in the 27th minute for a second yellow card offence.

Donnelly was initially booked in an early melee, but with goalkeeper Niall Morgan pulling off a fine save from Clarke and pointing from a long-range free, Tyrone were level at 0-2 apiece early on.

Kernan slotted over a succession of frees before the break, ensuring the Orchard County went in ahead, while Tyrone also lost Ronan McNamee to concussion in the first half.

Tyrone, with Stephen O’Neill by now on the field, edged ahead by the 41st minute through a Seán Cavangh free, Andy Mallon and substitute Aaron Kernan had the visitors two ahead once again.

A pair of Darren McCurry frees dragged the Red Hands back level, but they failed to register a single score in the final 23 minutes and a Rory Grugan score from play had the orchard County three clear and with one foot in the next round.

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Tyrone: N Morgan (0-1f) , A McCrory, R McNamee, PJ Quinn, R McNabb, M Donnelly, J McMahon, C Cavanagh, S Cavanagh (0-5, 5f), E McKenna, K Coney (0-1), C McGinley, D McCurry (0-2, 2f), N McKenna (0-1), C McAliskey. Subs: C Gormley for McNamee (32), B Tierney for McGinley (32), S O’Neill for McAliskey (ht), M Penrose for Quinn (47), P McNeice for E McKenna, Mark Donnelly for Coney (62)

Armagh: P McEvoy, M Murray, J Morgan, A Mallon (0-1), M Shields (0-1), C Vernon, C McKeever, S Harold (0-1), A Findon, A Forker, K Dyas, S Campbell (0-1), T Kernan (0-4, 3f, 1’45), S Forker, J Clarke (0-3, 2f). Subs: A Kernan (0-01f) for Morgan (40), K Carragher for S Forker (44), R Grugan (0-01) for A Forker (54), B Donaghy for T Kernan (66), F Moriarty for McKeever (BC, 33).

Referee: C Reilly (Meath).

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Paul Grimley speaks exclusively to ArmaghGAA.net http://www.armaghgaa.net/paul-grimley-speaks-exclusively-armaghgaa-net/ http://www.armaghgaa.net/paul-grimley-speaks-exclusively-armaghgaa-net/#comments Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:36:29 +0000 http://www.armaghgaa.net/?p=15832 Armagh Senior Football Manager Paul Grimley took time out to speak with Armagh GAA’s official website armaghgaa.net today. Looking relaxed ahead of tomorrows All Ireland Qualifier Round 2B game in Healy Park against neighbours Tyrone, I’m keen to learn if we have any injuries within the squad due to having a 7 day turnaround from…

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Armagh Senior Football Manager Paul Grimley took time out to speak with Armagh GAA’s official website armaghgaa.net today. Looking relaxed ahead of tomorrows All Ireland Qualifier Round 2B game in Healy Park against neighbours Tyrone, I’m keen to learn if we have any injuries within the squad due to having a 7 day turnaround from our last game.

“We have several injuries, Caolan Rafferty is still in a plaster from breaking a bone in his hand and also not available are Ethan Rafferty, Kieran Toner and Ciaran Rafferty”. Paul goes on to say “We have a great squad of dedicated men and competition for places is still very strong ahead of the game, we have trained very well this week, the lads are fully aware our game is changing into a 20/21 man game more so now than ever before and our team selection is assessed from game to game to take in many factors”.

I had to ask about the so called Media ban and Paul explains “Our media suspension will continue, over the last number of weeks various articles from various sources have only confirmed to us that we took the right decision as a number of reporters have resorted to cheap camouflaged insults in their comments in relation to the county as a whole. It is a sad reflection that the professional media cannot find it within themselves to respect our right to stay silent without such childish behavior”.
Paul goes on to say that not all media outlets are resorting to such actions and speaks very highly of one example of professional journalism “They (Media) should take a good look at recently recruited Tomas O’Shea to the national media who carries himself with impeccable class, and a humble demeanour and gets his points across with good insightful analysis. He was outstanding as a player and is surely a role model to all in the written and spoken media to aspire to going forward”.

As thousands of the Orchard faithful have followed the team throughout the season thus far Paul wanted to highlight “Our fans are the best in Ireland, they get right behind the team and the players really appreciate the roar our fans create no matter where we play in Ireland. We wish all our supporters a safe journey to and from the game and please god we will be in the bowl on Monday morning”.

We would like to wish Paul Grimley, his Management team and the squad the very best of luck on Sunday and hopefully we’ll be reporting on a very successful day in Omagh.

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Armagh Ulster Championship run ended http://www.armaghgaa.net/armagh-ulster-championship-run-ended/ http://www.armaghgaa.net/armagh-ulster-championship-run-ended/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:41:17 +0000 http://www.armaghgaa.net/?p=15826 Monaghan beat Armagh 1-18 to 1-13 in Sunday’s Ulster Championship semi-final replay to set up a repeat of last year’s decider against Donegal. Armagh led in the early stages of the Clones rematch thanks to a goal by Aaron Findon. Monaghan, holders of the Ulster title, hit back with a goal by Conor McManus who…

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Monaghan beat Armagh 1-18 to 1-13 in Sunday’s Ulster Championship semi-final replay to set up a repeat of last year’s decider against Donegal.

Armagh led in the early stages of the Clones rematch thanks to a goal by Aaron Findon.

Monaghan, holders of the Ulster title, hit back with a goal by Conor McManus who had a personal tally of 1-7.

Armagh were 1-8 to 1-4 down at half-time and failed to reduce the deficit during the second half.

Armagh now travel to neighbours Tyrone for the All Ireland Qualifier Round 2B. The game will take place this Sunday, 13th July, in Healy Park at 3.00pm.

Tickets are general admission only, First come, first served basis. i.e. come early if you want a seat!

Tickets will cost

Adults
€15 / £13

OAP/Student
€10 / £9

U16′s are free and do not require a ticket

Photos by John Merry

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Armagh Ladies are Ulster Champions http://www.armaghgaa.net/armagh-ladies-ulster-champions/ http://www.armaghgaa.net/armagh-ladies-ulster-champions/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:19:48 +0000 http://www.armaghgaa.net/?p=15823 TG4 ULSTER SENIOR FINAL Armagh 2-14 Monaghan 1-8 Armagh deservedly claimed the Ulster senior title on Sunday 6th July 2014 with an excellent all round performance against Monaghan who were chasing a fifth consecutive provincial crown. The orchard girls worked extremely hard over the 60 minutes and won their battles all over the field. Monaghan…

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TG4 ULSTER SENIOR FINAL

Armagh 2-14 Monaghan 1-8
Armagh deservedly claimed the Ulster senior title on Sunday 6th July 2014 with an excellent all round performance against Monaghan who were chasing a fifth consecutive provincial crown. The orchard girls worked extremely hard over the 60 minutes and won their battles all over the field. Monaghan had no answer to the powerful midfield duo of Niamh Henderson and Caroline O Hanlon and will now have to go through the back door for the first time.
The excellent Fionnuala McKenna who finished with 6 points opened the scoring after just three minutes. The sides were level at two points apiece when Kelly Mallon struck for a goal from an impossible angle with fourteen minutes gone. Cora Courtney and Niamh Kindlon both pointed for the holders to leave just a single point between the sides entering the last five minutes of the half. Mc Kenna and Mc Anespie then traded points and a late score from Lauren Mc Conville left Armagh ahead going in to the break 1-4 to 0-5.
Within three minutes of the game resuming Monaghan were on level terms thanks to a Cathriona Mc Connell goal but they were also reduced to fourteen players as Ellen McCarrron was sin binned. However in the remaining 25 minutes Monaghan scored just three points through Mc Connell, Courtney and substitute, Laura Boylan. Armagh on the other hand were on fire. O Hanlon, Mc Kenna, Aoife Mc Coy, Louise Kenny and Mags Mc Alinden all added points and then in the 55th minute corner back Louise Kenny had her surging run halted by the Monaghan defence at the expense of a penalty. The very dependable Caroline O Hanlon gave Linda Martin no chance with the resulting kick expertly dispatching it to the top right hand corner. When the hooter sounded after the sixty minutes Armagh had nine points to spare and will be serious contenders going forward. For Monaghan its new territory of the back door and the possibility of a short summer.
Armagh – K. Daly, M. Tennyson, C. Morgan, L. Kenny (0-1), S. Reel, N. Marley, M. Mc Guinness, N. Henderson, C. O Hanlon (1-2), S. Mc Cleary, F. Mc Kenna (0-6, 2f), A. Mc Coy (0-2), L. Mc Conville (0-1), K. Mallon (1-1), M. Mc Alinden (0-1)
Subs Used – S. Mackle and D. Morgan
Monaghan – L. Martin, J. Geoghegan, Y. Connell, C. Reilly, A. Mc Anespie, S. Courtney, G. Mc Nally, A. Casey, N. Fahy, C. Mc Anespie (0-1), E. Mc Carron (0-1), C. Courtney (0-2), T. Scott, C. Mc Connell (1-2), N. Kindlon (0-1)
Subs Used – M. Atkinson, L. Boylan (0-1), N. Callan and E. O Rourke
Referee – E. O Hare (Down)

Photos by John Merry

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Simplyfruit Orchard Academy Schedule 5th July http://www.armaghgaa.net/simplyfruit-orchard-academy-schedule-5th-july/ http://www.armaghgaa.net/simplyfruit-orchard-academy-schedule-5th-july/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:59:15 +0000 http://www.armaghgaa.net/?p=15813 Under 17 Academy This squad will play a challenge game against Derry in Drummallan at 11.45am. Bus times, Davitt Park 9.15am, St Johns Portadown 9.25am Crossmaglen Hotel 9am, Silverbridge GFC 9.05am, Hughes Camlough 9.30am Athletic Grounds 10am. All players on this squad are asked to attend.   Under 16 Academy This squad will play in…

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Under 17 Academy

This squad will play a challenge game against Derry in Drummallan at 11.45am. Bus times, Davitt Park 9.15am, St Johns Portadown 9.25am Crossmaglen Hotel 9am, Silverbridge GFC 9.05am, Hughes Camlough 9.30am Athletic Grounds 10am. All players on this squad are asked to attend.

 

Under 16 Academy

This squad will play in the Buncrana Cup Qualifier in Cookstown at 12pm. Bus times, Davitt Park 9.15am, St Johns Portadown 9.25am Crossmaglen Hotel 9am, Silverbridge GFC 9.05am, Hughes Camlough 9.30am Athletic Grounds 10am. All mid based players are asked to be at Athletic Grounds for 10am. All players on this squad are asked to attend.

 

Under 15 South Academy

Orchard Academy U15 South will travel to Cloughan, Monaghan, for Ulster Blitz games vrs Monaghan & Tyrone. Bus will leave Hughes Camlough @11:20am, Silverbridge football club @11:40am, Cross Square Hotel @11:50am to arrive in Cloughan approx 12:15pm. Players are asked to bring a packed lunch with them. Any availability problems contact Terence 0879156209.

 

Under 15 North Academy

This squad will travel to Cloughan to take part in the Ulster Council Blitz against Monaghan and Tyrone. A bus will leave from Davitt Park at 11am to drive via St John the Baptist Portadown at 11.10am to drive on into Cloghan. All players are expected to be in attendance and at their pickup point on time.

 

Under 15 Mid Academy

This squad will not train this Saturday.

 

Under 14 South Academy

This squad will train on Carrickcruppin GFC at 10am.

 

Under 14 North Academy

This squad will train in St Pauls Lurgan at 9am.

 

Under 14 Mid Academy

This squad will train in Callanbridge Armagh at 9.30am.

 

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