Vernon pays tribute to Armagh stalwart McKeever


ARMAGH’S Charlie Vernon has paid tribute to his long-standing team-mate Ciaran McKeever ahead of their eagerly awaited Ulster Championship quarter-final clash with Down this Sunday. Ciaran McKeever, who turns 34 later this month, admitted he seriously considered bringing the curtain down on his inter-county career last summer. He resisted the urge to call it a […]


Down and Armagh set for surprise calls


DOWN manager Eamonn Burns looks set to hand a sensational inter-county debut to defender Anthony Doherty while Armagh midfielder Ethan Rafferty may be drafted in as one of the squad’s two goalkeepers. Gaelic Life understands that the RGU Downpatrick man will start in the Down full-back line in Sunday’s Ulster quarter-final, and given his height […]


Vernon expected to make Down clash


ARMAGH defender Charlie Vernon is expected to be fit for next month’s Ulster Championship clash with Down despite sustaining an eye injury in training. The Armagh Harps man was having further scans on Wednesday, and manager Kieran McGeeney will be hoping for good news given the importance of Vernon to the team. With key defenders […]


Hickey should never have been appointed – McDonnell


STEVEN McDonnell has hit out at the decision to appoint Clare referee Rory Hickey to last Sunday’s relegation showdown between his neighbouring county Tipperary and Armagh. Hickey was the butt of criticism for a string of bewildering decisions that appeared to favour the Premier County. Their comeback victory sealed promotion to Division Two at Armagh’s […]


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 […]