Armagh clubs announce management teams

By Shaun Casey REIGNING Armagh Senior champions Crossmaglen have changed managers for the season ahead, with former midfielder Anthony Cunningham replacing Stephen Kernan. Kernan led the Rangers to the Armagh title this season with a 12-point win over Granemore, following back-to-back final defeats to Maghery (2020) and Clann Éireann (2021). Cunningham captained Crossmaglen to an […]

Cunningham takes over at Crossmaglen

CROSSMAGLEN Rangers have appointed 2000 All-Ireland winning club captain Anthony Cunningham as their new senior football manager. Cunningham takes over from the outgoing Stephen Kernan, who enjoyed three years at the helm. Kernan steps down having brought the Gerry Fegan Cup back to Crossmaglen after a two-year absence. During Kernan’s reign, the Rangers reached three […]

Feature: Ulster Club Kingpins

WITH the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship heating up, Shaun Casey casts his eye over past glories… Crossmaglen: 11 IN 1996, led by Cross and Armagh legend Joe Kernan, the Rangers picked up their first of 11 Ulster titles. They secured their last provincial crown in 2015 with an extra-time win over Scotstown and three […]

PAUDIE KISSANE: How to prolong your career

MONAGHAN champions Ballybay had a great win versus Crossmaglen last weekend in the Ulster Club championship. Instrumental in this win was ex-Monaghan intercounty player Paul Finlay at the ripe old age of 39. There have been many other elder statesmen performing well for their clubs throughout the country, which is nearly taken as a surprise. […]

Ballybay captain braced for their new challenge

By Shaun Casey BALLYBAY are looking forward to the new and exciting prospect of featuring in the Ulster Club Championship, something they haven’t done since 2012. Captain Eoin McKearney was just a cub at that stage, but the 25-year-old says the whole team is looking forward to this weekend’s experience. “I’ve never played in it; […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Let the games begin

NOW that all the county finals have taken place, my favourite competition of all time swings into action as the Ulster Club Championship gets underway this month. This competition has a very special personal meaning, but that aside I’ve always loved watching this competition. Much like the county scene, Ulster, in my opinion, has the […]

The memorable games from John McEntee’s career

JOHN McEntee was the star of Crossmaglen and Armagh’s bid for glory with his playmaking and scoring exploits from centre forward. He takes us back through some of the memorable games from a glittering career. Teams played for: Crossmaglen Rangers, Armagh, University of Ulster and Ulster.  Current involvement: The u-8 girls’ team in Crossmaglen.  Which […]