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 […]


McDonnell bemoans lack of player access


ARMAGH U21 boss Peter McDonnell has expressed his bitter disappointment with the lack of access he has had with his players heading into their quarter-final clash against Down next Wednesday. St Ronan’s Lurgan, St Paul’s Bessbrook and St Colman’s Newry were involved in the MacRory Cup semi-finals, while Crossmaglen played in last weekend’s U21 Ulster […]


Vernon: Armagh fans need patience


CHARLIE Vernon’s true belief is that this Armagh team can go places given time, patience, and a possible dollop of good fortune. Speaking in today’s Gaelic Life, the versatile Armagh stalwart fronts up to questions about the Orchard County’s horror show in 2016. In fairness, a litany of players were unavailable to Kieran McGeeney and […]