O’Rourke is new Queen’s boss

BACK…Aidan O’Rourke is back for a second stint with the Malone Road men

AIDAN O’Rourke has taken charge of Queen’s Sigerson team for the second time.

The former Louth manager replaces James McCartan who stepped down after two seasons in charge and will have Gerard O’Kane, Conor Mackle and Conor Caldwell in his backroom team.

O’Rourke was McCartan’s no. 2 when the university last won the competition in 2007.

The following roles have been filled by Queen’s for the forthcoming season:

Senior football

Manager – Aidan O’Rourke (Dromintee)

Coaches – Gerard O’Kane (Glenullin), Conor Mackle (Maghery) and Conor Caldwell (St Agnes)

Fresher Football

Manager – Kevin Murray (Lamh Dhearg)

Coaches – John Morrison (Armagh Harps) and Colin McGuckin (Ballinderry)

Ladies Football

Manager – Mark Doran (Donaghmore)

Coaches – Benny Marron (Moneyglass) and Kelly Mallon (Armagh Harps)


Manager – Joe Baldwin (An Riocht)

Coaches – Mark Rafferty (Warrenpoint) and Ciara Hayes (Ballymacnab)


Manager – Sean McGourty (St Galls)

Coach – Kieran O’Connell (Loughgiel)

Job Opportunity within Queen’s GAA

Queen’s Sport (QS) and Queen’s GAA wish to appoint a Participation Development Officer for Queen’s University Belfast. The post holder will assist Queen’s GAA to administer, co-ordinate and support the delivery of Club and Student Development, Events, Community and Participation programmes, projects and initiatives.

For more information on Queen’s GAA please contact Aidan O’Rourke on

Please send CV’s to Ruairi Taylor at Queen’s Sport by Friday 18 August 2017, before shortlisting and interview if required.

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