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Armagh Club Football League Results – 15/04/2018

Results, Fixtures and League Tables can be found on the following week – http://armaghgaa.net/fixtures-results/ Senior League Div 1A Granemore(1-10)v(0-13)Clann Eireann Naomh Pádraig Droim an Tí(1-9)v(0-12)Ballymacnab Armagh Harps(1-10)v(4-18)Crossmaglen Rangers St Patrick’s(1-13)v(2-9)Maghery Seán MacDiarmada Senior League Div 1B Pearse Og(1-8)v(1-8)Na Piarsaigh Eanach Mor St. Killian’s GAC, Whitecross(3-8)v(0-8)Tir na nÓg Killeavy St Moninna(2-5)v(0-7)Madden Silverbridge(2-12)v(1-9)Sarsfields Intermediate League Div 2A Mullaghbawn […]

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Armagh Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps

Register now for the #KelloggsGAACulCamps and get a free GAA jersey, training top and backpack. For a fun action packed week where children aged 6-13 learn and play GAA games with qualified coaches.  Places are filling up fast, visit, gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps

Link to Armagh Club Football League Results – 08/04/2018 post

Armagh Club Football League Results – 08/04/2018

Results, Fixtures and League Tables can be found on the following week – http://armaghgaa.net/fixtures-results/ Senior League Div 1A Maghery Seán MacDiarmada 0-14 v 1-7 Naomh Pádraig Droim an Tí Ballymacnab 4-11 v 3-13 St Patrick’s Crossmaglen Rangers 4-17 v 0-6 Granemore Senior League Div 1B Tir na nÓg 1-14 v 1-12 Sarsfields Pearse Og 1-13 v […]

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Club Football League crucial for 2018 Championship

Armagh GAA Club Senior and Intermediate Football league will get underway tomorrow (Sunday 8 April). Three Junior League games were played prior to the Easter break with Round 2 continuing tomorrow. Forty-four clubs will line out on Sunday in the Armagh Club Football League, and with a new format for this year’s Championship based on […]

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ARMAGH GAA CLUB DRAW- MARCH FIRST PRIZE WINNER

ARMAGH GAA CLUB DRAW – MARCH DRAW FIRST PRIZE WINNER Anthony Loughran, Clady receives a Renault Clio from Michael Savage, Armagh County Chairman pictured with Raymond Donnelly from Donnelly Group. For list of all March winners click here, www.armaghgaa.net/clubdraw Next draw will take place on Wednesday 11 April, LIVE on Armagh TV at 9pm.

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Charlie Vernon
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Charlie Vernon Age: 30
Height: 6ft 1 Weight: 14.5 st
Club: Armagh Harps Honours:

1 Railway Cup, 2 Ulster Senior c’ships, 2 National leagues, County player of Year 2015, 1 Ulster U21 cship. 1 Ulster Minor League. Sigerson Cup, Ryan Cup, Captain Ireland International Rules u-18, 1 x Ulster minor club cship. 2x Minor Club c’ships.

Occupation: Chartered Accountant  Twitter Handle: @charlievernon86
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
NFL 2006 Kildare

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Don’t really have one.  ‘Chaz’ and ‘Snaps’ have been used but thankfully none have ever really stuck.
Favourite Subject at School? PE
Favourite sport other than football? Golf
Most exciting thing, you have done? Few rollercoasters in Disneyland or Universal Studios in Florida were pretty exciting!
Favourite holiday destination? Dubai or Antigua
How do you relax on your down time? Don’t get much down time! When I get the chance I spend time with my baby son Charlie and wife Joanne, play some golf, go for a walk or watch a film. 
Most expensive item you have bought? A house
Favourite movie of all time? Gladiator
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Soupy Campbell- he’d be too busy topping up his tan to help with survival.
Do you have any pets – type & name? No pets. My mother’s dog

Snoopy feels like a brother though!

What are your least and most liked training elements? Least like tackling grids and endurance runs.

Most like shooting and kick passing.

What do you love most about playing for your County? The buzz on a championship day (when we’re winning!)
Have you any superstitions? Usually clean the boots the night before a game. I maybe need to find new one that works!
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Tommy Tiernan or Billy Connolly. I’d make them homemade caramel squares and pot of tea. Great fuel for telling yarns!

 

Niall Rowland
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Niall Rowland Age: 26
Height: 5’ 11” Weight: 81kg
Club: Baile Mhic Cholla Honours:

1 UMFL, 1 UMFC, 1 All-Ireland Minor C’ship, 1 Armagh Intermediate, 1 Armagh Div 2

Occupation: Marketing & Sales Rep Twitter Handle: @NiallR12
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
McKenna Cup 2013 Cavan

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? None
Favourite Subject at School? Technology & Design
Favourite sport other than football? Rugby
Most exciting thing, you have done? Spent the summer in the States
Favourite holiday destination? New York City
How do you relax on your down time? Usually just lounge about, watch a movie.
Most expensive item you have bought? My Car
Favourite movie of all time? Friday Night Lights
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Colm Watters – he’d probably injure himself and complain the whole time
Do you have any pets – type & name? Dog called Alfie
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least Liked – Running

Most Liked – Shooting

What do you love most about playing for your County? The atmosphere that game day brings
Have you any superstitions? Pack bag night before games
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Would invite Denzel Washington around for tea, but think would have to order something in, my cooking skills wouldn’t be the greatest.
Ben Crealey
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Ben Crealey Age: 19
Height: 6’5 Weight: 13st9lbs
Club: Maghery Honours: Corn na Nog 2012, Brock Cup 2013, Armagh Senior Championship 2016, UGAAWA Young Achiever of the Year 2016, Irish News All-star 2016. 
Occupation: Student Twitter Handle: @ben_crealey
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
McKenna Cup 2017 Derry

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Big Ben
Favourite Subject at School? Physics
Favourite sport other than football? Motorsport
Most exciting thing, you have done? Rally driving in Welsh forests.
Favourite holiday destination? Paris
How do you relax on your down time? I am usually stuck on Netflix, but if not I would go for a walk.
Most expensive item you have bought? My iPhone.
Favourite movie of all time? Saving Private Ryan, hard to beat!
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Ciaran Higgins – the man would go crazy without a gym nearby.
Do you have any pets – type & name? I have a rough collie called Max.
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least – Not fond of training on the hill outside the gym.

Most – Hard to beat a good running track session!

What do you love most about playing for your County? Testing myself against the best footballers in the country, and representing my family and club whilst doing so.
Have you any superstitions?  
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Lewis Hamilton – he is always setting standards on and off the racing track, and making plenty of money whilst doing so. I am not much of a cook so whatever my mother is making!
Aaron McKay
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Aaron McKay Age: 21
Height: 6ft Weight: 85kg
Club: Dromintee Honours:Sigerson Cup, Ulster Colleges Treanor, Mac Cormick, Mac Larnon Cups, u16 County League, u15 Armagh & Ulster Og sport.
Occupation: Student Twitter Handle: @AMcKay95
Inter County Debut Competition: NFL Year:2017 Opposition:Sligo
C’ship / NFL / McKenna Cup  

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? McKay
Favourite Subject at School? History
Favourite sport other than football? Rugby
Most exciting thing, you have done? Skiing has to be up there. The snow mobiles were also unbelievable but nearly killed myself.
Favourite holiday destination? Italy
How do you relax on your down time? Playing FIFA on the playstation, probably the greatest of all time.
Most expensive item you have bought? The girlfriend.
Favourite movie of all time? Johnny Cash – Walk the line
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? ‘Soupy’ he would be good banter but I’d be looking to build a raft or something and he would be too busy topping up his tan.
Do you have any pets – type & name? A dog called Olly.
What are your least and most liked training elements? I least like shooting drills and I like tackling grids the most. (Plenty of contact)
What do you love most about playing for your County? Testing myself against top players across the country.
Have you any superstitions? Very superstitious probably too many to name. From having to wear the same shorts & socks for every game to having to listen to the same songs before games. (Eminem – Till I collapse) I could go on all day.
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Roy Keane – Just make him tea, the stories that man would have!

 

Gavin McParland
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Gavin Mc Parland Age: 26
Height: 6ft Weight: 13.3st
Club: Ballymacnab Honours: All Ireland/Ulster and League champions 2009

NFL Divison 3 winners 2015

Occupation: Farmer Twitter Handle: @gavinmcparland
Inter County Debut Competition: Year:2011 Opposition: Down
C’ship / NFL / McKenna Cup Mc kenna Cup  

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Gavy/ Gav
Favourite Subject at School? P.E
Favourite sport other than football? Soccer
Most exciting thing, you have done? Lived in New York for a summer and me being a mummys boy
Favourite holiday destination? America
How do you relax on your down time? Drive through the fields looking at the cattle
Most expensive item you have bought? Car/Lorry
Favourite movie of all time? Alot……Never back down is up there
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Joey Mc…would be a crying match
Do you have any pets – type & name? Yes…a rough collie called Max and a cat with no tail and no name
What are your least and most liked training elements? Running with no ball

Shooting drills for goals only of course

What do you love most about playing for your County? All of it, what i wanted to do when I was younger
Have you any superstitions? Nope
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Eva Mendes and Jose Mourinho… I wouldn’t be making her nothing id have a chef hired in to do the cooking

 

Ryan Kennedy
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Ryan Kennedy Age:26
Height: 6′ 0 Weight:13 stone
Club: Ballymacnab Honours:
Occupation:joiner Twitter Handle: @ryankennedy166
Inter County Debut Competition: Year:1990 Opposition:
C’ship / NFL / McKenna Cup  

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name?  
Favourite Subject at School? PE
Favourite sport other than football? MMA
Most exciting thing, you have done? Spent the summer in Boston playing for Aidan McAnespie
Favourite holiday destination? New york
How do you relax on your down time? Lying up and watch a good tv series
Most expensive item you have bought? My phone
Favourite movie of all time? Con air
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Ryan Owens because he would be to busy catching a tan so would be no use to me
Do you have any pets – type & name? Pomeranian named rusty
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least like running with no football and like shooting practice the most
What do you love most about playing for your County? Your testing yourself against the best that there is everyday  
Have you any superstitions? No
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Eva mendes and id make her whatever she wanted
Jemar Hall
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Jemar Hall Age:23
Height: 5.9 Weight:74kg
Club: Forkhill Honours: Ulster minor league.

Schools B All-Ireland.

Division 3 Armagh league.

Occupation: Personal Trainer Twitter Handle: @JemarHall
Inter County Debut Competition: Year:2016 Opposition: Cavan
McKenna Cup  

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Jimmy
Favourite Subject at School? P.E
Favourite sport other than football? Would have to be soccer.
Most exciting thing, you have done? Wining the All-ireland B schools with ST Pauls Bessbrook.
Favourite holiday destination? Can’t go far wrong with a holiday to America.
How do you relax on your down time? Netflix or a few games on FIFA.
Most expensive item you have bought? My mum looks after me.
Favourite movie of all time? Step Brothers funniest movie I have ever watched.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why?  Aaron Mckay because he would still be telling lies.
Do you have any pets – type & name? No.
What are your least and most liked training elements? Pre-season on the running track is a bit grim. In house training games are always good.
What do you love most about playing for your County? Putting on the orange jersey and playing in front of the home crowd.
Have you any superstitions? None at all.
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Mila Kunis would have to make something quick like an omelette to spend more quality time with her.
Oisin Mac Iomhair
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Oisín Mac Íomhair Age: 26
Height: 6” Weight: 84kg
Club: Na Piarsaigh Eanach Mór Honours: MacRory Cup, Hogan Cup, Armagh Junior Championship, NFL Division 3.
Occupation: Teacher Twitter Handle:
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
O’Fiaich Cup 2014 Down

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Greedy Bear
Favourite Subject at School? PE and Irish
Favourite sport other than football? Hurling or Rugby
Most exciting thing, you have done? Volunteered for Friends of Africa in Zambia for 6 weeks.
Favourite holiday destination? Fanad in Donegal. Interrailing hit a few hidden gems, including Lake Bled, Krakow and Hvar, Croatia. Barcelona and Italy are also great spots.
How do you relax on your down time? Spend a bit of time shouting “FORE left”. Mark books.
Most expensive item you have bought? VW Golf GT TDI, 2.0L, 140bhp, heated leather seats, Vancouver alloys, 42,000 miles.
Favourite movie of all time? The Lion King
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Paddy Morrison. I’d be fined if I was wearing the wrong gear and I reckon he’d be partial to a bit of cannibalism should the situation arise.
Do you have any pets – type & name? Family dog. Rua, a Red Setter.
What are your least and most liked training elements? Prowlers cause a deep burn.

Anything with an attacking element or shooting and training games.

What do you love most about playing for your County? The challenge of working and improving as a player and athlete in order to be able to perform at that level.
Have you any superstitions? Not particularly. I just follow a similar pattern in preparing for games.
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? I’d need to repay the cooking favours of my mother. She’s kind of a big deal. On the menu: Salmon, vegetables and sweet potato.
Aidan Forker
Armagh Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Aidan Forker Age: 24
Height: 6’ Weight: 86kg
Club: Maghery Sean MacDermotts Honours: Armagh Senior Championship, MacRory Cup,
Occupation: Teacher Twitter Handle: @AidanForker
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: 2012 Opposition: Meath
O’Fiaich Cup  

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Sleep
Favourite Subject at School? PE
Favourite sport other than football? Soccer
Favourite holiday destination? Any European city with some sunshine
How do you relax on your down time? Read, eat and drink coffee, usually with the other half and the wee man.
Most expensive item you have bought? I once bought a book for £80 – that’s pretty expensive for a book.
Favourite movie of all time? The Godfather
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? I wouldn’t mind any of the lads to be fair, but James Morgan would probably try to swim 100 miles for help (thinking he could) and talking him out of that would be a tough one.
What are your least and most liked training elements? Most liked; conditioning with football included.

Least; the track.

What do you love most about playing for your County? Like playing with any team, that feeling of playing well and winning alongside friends.
Have you any superstitions? None!
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? There are many, but I think I would have to go with Joe Rogan. I would get him to make one of his home brewed teas!  
Brendan Donaghy
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Brendan Donaghy Age:30
Height:6ft1” Weight:86Kg
Club: Clonmore Robert Emmetts Honours:
Occupation: Quality Manager Twitter Handle: @donaghybrendan
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
McKenna Cup 2006 Fermanagh

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name?  
Favourite Subject at School? PE
Favourite sport other than football? Hurling
Most exciting thing, you have done? Skydive – gets the adrenaline pumping
Favourite holiday destination? Thailand
How do you relax on your down time? I like to do farm work in my spare time to relax..
Most expensive item you have bought? Currently building a house, its all expensive!
Favourite movie of all time? Hard to beat Home Alone..
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Kevin Dyas – all he ever talks about is his hair and keeps asking if it looks ok, couldn’t be having that.
Do you have any pets – type & name? Alsatian – Mick
What are your least and most liked training elements? Any type of long boring consistent running.

Kick passing drills.

What do you love most about playing for your County? Competing at the top level, representing my club.
Have you any superstitions? I used to eat a Chinese the night before games but Julie has put a stop to that….
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Nikola Tesla – spaghetti Bolognese
Niall Grimley
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Niall Grimley Age: 22
Height: 6ft 2 Weight: 87kg
Club: Madden Raparees Honours: Intermediate Championship Winners 2013
Occupation: Bar One Racing (Data Input Operator) Twitter Handle: @ niallgrimley
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
McKenna Cup 2016 (3rd January) Cavan

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? I have a few nicknames believe it or not.

Nizer, Nasty, Slippers, Grimbo.

Favourite Subject at School? P.E
Favourite sport other than football? Soccer
Most exciting thing, you have done? Jumped off the “Stratosphere” in Las Vegas. Pretty exciting.
Favourite holiday destination? San Diego
How do you relax on your down time? Spend time with family and friends. Go to the swimming pool, cinema, watch TV, eat chocolate etc.
Most expensive item you have bought? Probably my car.
Favourite movie of all time? Wolf of Wall Street has to be up there.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Aidan Forker. He’d have me training.
Do you have any pets – type & name? Yes, A white Chinese Shih Tzu called Bella.
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least:  “To the corner!!”

Most: Kicking points

What do you love most about playing for your County? Winning, no better feeling after making sacrifices and working hard.
Have you any superstitions? My hands must be warm before I train or play.
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Easy, JB. Probably make him something simple like protein shake.
Stephen Sheridan
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Stephen Sheridan Age: 26
Height: 6’1 Weight: 85 KG
Club: Peadar Ó Doirnín, Forkhill Honours: Ryan Cup 2016
Occupation: Student Twitter Handle: @stephensher8
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
 McKenna Cup 2015 Full Forward

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Bug
Favourite Subject at School? PE
Favourite sport other than football? Basketball
Most exciting thing, you have done? Went to New York for the summer a few years back, it was pretty cool.
Favourite holiday destination? To date New York but I feel Iceland would be a Peaceful place to visit.
How do you relax on your down time? Meeting up with my mates, the occupants of the Brain Trust WhatsApp group tend to take up a lot of my down time
Most expensive item you have bought? A Car, never out of the mechanics. Depressing.
Favourite movie of all time? The Departed
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Niall Rowland, he seems to be beating me in everything at the minute, I don’t know if I could cope with him slagging me on an Island about it day in, day out.
Do you have any pets – type & name? Dog, Buddy (He’s a killer)
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least liked – Runs

Most liked – Matches

What do you love most about playing for your County? Getting to put the Orange jersey on, as a child It was a dream, now to actually do it is a special feeling
Have you any superstitions? No, not really a superstitious person, work hard and on the day it’ll either happen for your or it won’t.
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? LeBron James, I’d have to treat him so we’d probably go to Finnegan and Sons for a coffee and then onto Rice’s in Pointzpass for dinner.  It’s a personal favourite of the Grugan brothers and they’ve turned me into a fan.

 

Ciaran Higgins
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Ciaran Higgins Age: 20
Height: 6,3 Weight: 90kg/14 stone
Club: Maghery Honours: Armagh senior championship (2016) and league (2013)
Occupation: Student Twitter Handle: @Ciaranhiggs
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
NFL / McKenna Cup 2017/2017 Sligo/Derry

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name?
Favourite Subject at School? Biology
Favourite sport other than football? Soccer
Most exciting thing, you have done? Win the Armagh Senior Championship with Maghery
Favourite holiday destination? I haven’t been on holiday in a while, but the last time I went to Florida it was very good.
How do you relax on your down time? Walk the dog, watch a movie, look through Twitter and Facebook.
Most expensive item you have bought? Probably my phone – oneplus 3t
Favourite movie of all time? Django Unchained
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Ryan Owens, he wouldn’t do anything other than lay in the sun to work on his tan
Do you have any pets – type & name? Dog – Akita cross with a Labrador, called sweep.
What are your least and most liked training elements? I like most elements of training although prowlers are probably the least enjoyable. The most enjoyable part is playing in house matches. 
What do you love most about playing for your County? What I like most is probably being able to play with and against some of the best footballers in Ireland.
Have you any superstitions? No, don’t believe in them, anything that happens is down how you work and perform
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Steven Gerrard, a childhood hero for me. Probably something along the lines of chicken, noodles and vegetables, as it’s the only thing I’m cooking at the moment.
Oisin Lappin
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Oisin Lappin Age:27
Height: 6 ft Weight: 81 kg
Club: Maghery Honours: Armagh Senior Club Championship 2016 , MacRory & Hogan Cup 2008
Occupation: Accountant Twitter Handle: @oisinlappin
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
McKenna Cup 2017 Derry

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Osh
Favourite Subject at School? Business Studies
Favourite sport other than football? Soccer
Most exciting thing, you have done? Travelling around USA
Favourite holiday destination? California
How do you relax on your down time? Reading & watching YouTube videos
Most expensive item you have bought? Car
Favourite movie of all time? Dumb & Dumber
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Aidan Forker – he would have me up at 6 o clock every morning without fail
Do you have any pets – type & name? Dog – Pip
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least – Tackling grids

Most – Matches

What do you love most about playing for your County? Being able to represent my family & club at the highest level
Have you any superstitions? Nope!
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? I would love to have a feast with Adam Richman from Man v Food – seems like a great fella.
Ethan Rafferty
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Ethan Rafferty Age: 22
Height: 6ft 4in Weight: 94kg
Club: St Colmcilles Grange Honours: 2 county u21 titles
Occupation: Student Twitter Handle: @Ethan_Raff
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
McKenna Cup 2013 Cavan

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Raff
Favourite Subject at School? Maths
Favourite sport other than football? Rugby/Basketball
Most exciting thing, you have done? Travelled to America
Favourite holiday destination? New York City
How do you relax on your down time? Watch an episode or ten of suits
Most expensive item you have bought? A suit
Favourite movie of all time? Remember The Titans
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Aaron McKay because he would never been done talking nonsense
Do you have any pets – type & name? Jack Russell called Rolly
What are your least and most liked training elements? Hate- rehab

Like- Shooting

What do you love most about playing for your County? Playing among and against the best players
Have you any superstitions? Need a certain towel at matches
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Dan Carter- will have to be my grandmothers stew and my mother’s crunchie cheesecake he might stay about and give me a few tips after that
Patrick Morrison
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Paddy Morrison Age: 33
Height: 6′ 3″ Weight: 14st
Club: Na Chlarsaigh, Ard Mhacha Honours:

 

U10/12/14/16/Minor League & C’ships

Minor County Champions 2002

U21 County Champions 2004

5 x Reserve Championship

2 x Division 2 League Titles

MacRory Cup 2000

Ulster County Minor League Winners 2001

NFL Division Three Winners 2015

O’Fiaich Cup 2016

Occupation: Revalidation Support

Officer

Twitter Handle: @
Inter Count y Debut Competition: Year: 2015 Opposition: Limerick (A)
NFL    

PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Paddy Mo; Mo; PMX
Favourite Subject at School? Science
Favourite sport other than football? Hurling, American Football and Rugby.
Most exciting thing, you have done? Becoming a father.
Favourite holiday destination? Ireland
How do you relax on your down time? Play with my kids, reading, computer games and I love playing chess.
Most expensive item you have bought? A Vauxhall Insignia

 

Favourite movie of all time? The Usual Suspects
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Aaron McKay because he never shuts up.
Do you have any pets – type &

name?

I have a Chihuahua named Phoebe and a Collie Labrador cross named Hollie. I did have four goldfish but they drowned.
What are your least and most liked training elements? React Recover Goalkeeping Training, it is horrible.
What do you love most about playing for your County? The sense of privilege and duty playing for my County brings. Being able to push myself to be the best player I can be every day.
Have you any superstitions? No none, I don’t believe in luck as luck is merely the place where Opportunity and Preparation meet.
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Frankie Boyle and I’d make him tell me jokes all night.
Conor White
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Conor White Age:23
Height: 6 ft 1 Weight:14st
Club:

Armagh Harps

Honours:3 x County minor club championships

1x u21 club championship

1x ulster minor league

Ulster Elite u16 squad

Ulster Colleges All Star

Occupation: Electrician Twitter Handle: @WHITEYCHB6
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
Fitzgibbon Cup

McKenna Cup

2011

2016

Cavan

Derry

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Whitey
Favourite Subject at School? Maths
Favourite sport other than football? Boxing or MMA
Most exciting thing, you have done? Travelled around Europe and Thailand
Favourite holiday destination? Rome is a great city break but Thailand is amazing
How do you relax on your down time? Listen to music, play some fifa or chill with the lads
Most expensive item you have bought? The wagon
Favourite movie of all time? Green Street
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Joe Mac, man can do nothing without his mum Mary
Do you have any pets – type & name? None
What are your least and most liked training elements? Always been a big fan of the weights or tackling grids. Dislike nothing as long as I’m playing I’m happy
What do you love most about playing for your County? The pride and passion
Have you any superstitions? Preparation for games and training has to be the exact same evey time
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Have to be conor mcgregor, steak pepper sauce all the timmings. Go ALL OUT!
Andrew Murnin
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Andrew Murnin Age: 25
Height: 6ft 2 Weight: 85kg
Club: St Paul’s Lurgan Honours:

 2009 All Ireland Minor Championship

 2014 Armagh Intermediate Club Championship
2015 NFL Div 3

Occupation: Trainee Accountant Twitter Handle: @AndrewMurnin
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
NFL 2015 Limerick

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? None…
Favourite Subject at School? Politics
Favourite sport other than football? NFL
Most exciting thing, you have done? Play in Croke Park on All Ireland final day
Favourite holiday destination? San Francisco
How do you relax on your down time? TV show binges, read
Most expensive item you have bought? Car – gets more expensive every MOT
Favourite movie of all time? The Departed
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? There would be a few players too busy sunbathing to help out with surviving…
Do you have any pets – type & name? Dog – Sandy
What are your least and most liked training elements? Most – Anything with a ball

Least – Rehab

What do you love most about playing for your County? The pressure to perform
Have you any superstitions? Nothing major
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Conor McGregor – Loves his steaks

 

Anto Duffy
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Anthony duffy Age: 26
Height: 6’1 Weight: 14 st
Club: Pearse og’s Honours: 2009 club championship
Occupation: Builder Twitter Handle: @antoduffy8
Inter County Debut Competition: Year:2010 Opposition: Donegal
C’ship (qualifiers)  

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Anto
Favourite Subject at School? P.E
Favourite sport other than football? Rugby
Most exciting thing, you have done? Sky dive
Favourite holiday destination? Disney world California
How do you relax on your down time? Walking/Listening to music
Most expensive item you have bought? Car
Favourite movie of all time? Step brothers
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Ryan Kearney, the man’s not wise. There’s wiser eating grass.
Do you have any pets – type & name? 2 dogs, Bella (Siberian Husky) & Jake (Boxer)
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least – One on one tackling grid

Most liked – Playing a match

What do you love most about playing for your County? The feeling when putting on your county colours
Have you any superstitions? No
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Will Ferrell, id get my mother to make him her famous chicken dinner, as I’m not the best cook.

 

Jack Grugan
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Jack Grugan Age: 22
Height: 6”2 Weight: 15 ½ stone
Club: Ballymacnab Honours:U18 Intermediate Championship & League 2011
Occupation: Teacher Twitter Handle: @jackgrugan
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
Challenge game 2017 Carlow

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Grugey
Favourite Subject at School? PE
Favourite sport other than football? Soccer
Most exciting thing, you have done? The free fall slide at Trills in Spills
Favourite holiday destination? Annagry, Donegal
How do you relax on your down time? Meet up with friends
Most expensive item you have bought? My car
Favourite movie of all time? War of the Buttons
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? James Morgan. Because he can never give you a straight answer
Do you have any pets – type & name? Labrador Dog. Elsa
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least –Running

Most – Shooting – of course

What do you love most about playing for your County? Fulfilling a childhood dream and keeping a promise
Have you any superstitions? No
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? James Morgan because he guarantees a laugh. A cup of tea and dairy milk oreo.  
Aaron Findon
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Aaron Findon Age: 24
Height: 6ft 5 Weight: 96kg
Club: St Peters Lurgan Honours: MacLarnon Cup, Ulster Minor League, All Ireland Freshers Championship, NFL division 3, Irish News All Star
Occupation: Sales Rep Twitter Handle: @AaronFindon
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
O’Fiaich cup 2013 Down

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Findy, Findo
Favourite Subject at School? P.E.  I enjoyed Religion as well
Favourite sport other than football? Basketball
Most exciting thing, you have done? Meeting Buzz Lightyear  in Disneyland
Favourite holiday destination? Rome
How do you relax on your down time? What down time? I like to get a game of Fifa or COD in when if i get a chance
Most expensive item you have bought? An Apple Macbook
Favourite movie of all time? Gladiator/ Coach Carter
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Aaron ‘Motor Mouth’ McKay

The only good thing is i can ‘get rid’ of him and no-one would know  

Do you have any pets – type & name? Hard enough time looking after myself never mind getting a pet
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least liked – Heading to the running track

Most Liked – In House match

What do you love most about playing for your County? You get to represent the people who invested time into getting you to the stage your on
Have you any superstitions? Always have to jump coming onto the pitch
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Karl Pilkington (An Idiot Abroad)

I’d make my special dish of bacon and potato bread. The bacon has to be from Jim McCanns in Lurgan!

 

Gregory McCabe
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Gregory McCabe Age: 21
Height: 5ft 10 Weight: 77.3 kg
Club: Shane O’Neills Honours: U14 All County Féile, U14 Championship, U21 Championship, MacLarnon Cup, All Ireland ‘B’, Mac Cormack Cup
Occupation: Student Twitter Handle: @GregMcCabe95
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: 2017 Opposition: Longford
NFL  

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Greg
Favourite Subject at School? PE
Favourite sport other than football? Soccer
Most exciting thing, you have done? Went to Vegas, that was fun
Favourite holiday destination? Chicago
How do you relax on your down time? Go for food
Most expensive item you have bought? iPhone
Favourite movie of all time? American Sniper
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Aaron McKay, couldn’t listen to him
Do you have any pets – type & name? No
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least – Running

Most – Shooting

What do you love most about playing for your County? Playing at the top level and playing with close friends
Have you any superstitions? No
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Steven Gerrard, make him beans and toast

 

Rory Grugan
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Rory Grugan Age: 25
Height: 6”1 Weight: 13st
Club: Ballymacnab Honours: All-Ireland Minor Champions 2009
Occupation: French/Spanish Teacher Twitter Handle: @Grugs_91
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
McKenna Cup 2011 Down

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Grugs
Favourite Subject at School? PE, and French at a later stage
Favourite sport other than football? Soccer
Most exciting thing you have done? Spent a summer in San Francisco
Favourite holiday destination? Teachers don’t get many holidays…
How do you relax on your down time? I’m addicted to TV series; Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Suits – anything goes
Most expensive item you have bought? An undergraduate degree
Favourite movie of all time? Remember the Titans
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Gavin McParland – he’s a mummy’s boy and would be no use to us!
Do you have any pets – type & name? A Labrador called Elsa. She’s mental
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least liked – prowlers in the gym

Most liked – shooting practice

What do you love most about playing for your County? Representing your club and family at the top level against the best players in the country
Have you any superstitions? I always put on my left sock first
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Meghan Markle from Suits – and I’d make her whatever she wanted!

 

Blaine Hughes
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Blaine Hughes Age: 21
Height: 6ft Weight: 75kg
Club: Carrickcruppen Honours:
Occupation: Joiner instagram Handle: @blainehughes
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
NFL 2017 Longford

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Hughesy
Favourite Subject at School? PE
Favourite sport other than football? Golf
Most exciting thing, you have done? Probably have to say heading to Chicago the past two summers
Favourite holiday destination? America
How do you relax on your down time? Mostly round of golf good for relaxing and clearing the head
Most expensive item you have bought? Car
Favourite movie of all time? Would be between American gangster or remember the titans two great shows
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? It would have to be Conor white the man wouldn’t have a clue what to be at
Do you have any pets – type & name? White tiger called Boris
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least- running without a football

Most- shooting practise

What do you love most about playing for your County? Crowds and the atmosphere once you come running out on the pitch
Have you any superstitions? Not really
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Would have to be Conor McGregor, and I would be making steaks all day

 

Ryan Owens
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Ryan Owens Age: 18
Height: 5”9 Weight: 75kg
Club: Clann Eireann

 

Honours: College All Star

Player of the Year 2016 Club

Armagh Underage Championships

Occupation: Student; Part Time Coach Twitter Handle: @ryanowens_98
Inter County Debut Competition: N/A Year: Opposition:
   

PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? “Owensie” at a push.
Favourite Subject at School? P.E/Maths
Favourite sport other than football? Hurling
Most exciting thing, you have done? Bungee jump
Favourite holiday destination? Florida
How do you relax on your down time? Chilling with friends or pool
Most expensive item you have bought? Festival ticket
Favourite movie of all time? Hangover/Dumb and Dumber
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Soupy Campbell – he’s the only guy who could be tanner than myself
Do you have any pets – type & name? No – few goldfish in the past
What are your least and most liked training elements? Rain or hot for favourite. Cold for least favourite.
What do you love most about playing for your County? Playing at the best level possible in a sport you are passionate about.
Have you any superstitions? Certain way to tie my laces
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Kevin Hart – would have to be something simple. Pasta of some description.

 

Paul Hughes
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Paul Hughes Age: 25
Height: 5 11” Weight: 12 st
Club: Crossmaglen Honours: 2 All Ireland club, 4 Ulster Club, 6 County Club, 2 U21 County, 2 Ulster All-Stars
Occupation: Electrician Twitter/instagram Handle: @paulhughes91
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: 2014 Opposition: Down
NFL    

 PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? PH2
Favourite Subject at School? Maths
Favourite sport other than football? NFL
Most exciting thing, you have done? Spent 6 months in New York, great city
Favourite holiday destination? Florida
How do you relax on your down time? Like to relax watching a bit of TV or playing some PlayStation
Most expensive item you have bought? The way football boot prices are going it will probably be my next pair of boots
Favourite movie of all time? Coach Carter
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? James Morgan, I’ve been stuck with that lad my whole life
Do you have any pets – type & name? 2 dogs, Tyson and Bouncer
What are your least and most liked training elements? Least- Tackling grids

Favourite- Shooting drills

What do you love most about playing for your County? The buzz you get from playing in front of a big crowd and testing yourself against the best players in the game
Have you any superstitions? I don’t feel like I have to do something in order to win but I do like to say a prayer before a match
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Would have to be the legend that is Steven Gerrard, I make a pretty good spaghetti bolognaise so I would try and impress him with that  

 

Mark Shields
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Mark Shields Age: 27
Height: 6ft Weight: 82kg
Club: Whitecross Honours: 2x Intermediate Club Championships
Occupation: Student Twitter Handle: @markshields_89
Inter County Debut Competition:

Year: 2012

  Opposition: Down
McKenna Cup    

PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? Shieldsy
Favourite Subject at School? P.E
Favourite sport other than football? Golf
Most exciting thing, you have done? Summer in Chicago
Favourite holiday destination? Florida
How do you relax on your down time? Play mates on FIFA, cinema, grab a coffee
Most expensive item you have bought? Adidas NMD’s and pair of Yeezys
Favourite movie of all time? Shawshank Redemption
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Conor White – ive seen what that man can eat and i dont want to be part of his diet
Do you have any pets – type & name? Cocker Spaniel – “Rusty”
What are your least and most liked training elements? Most liked: Shooting (goals and points)

Least liked: Running endlessly with no footballs involved

What do you love most about playing for your County? Putting on the orange jersey and Winning
Have you any superstitions? Putting my contacts in just after my pre-match meal
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? Melissa McCarthy and Alan from the hangover. Make them something with alcohol in it.

 

Colm Watters
Senior Football

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Colm Watters Age: 28
Height: 6ft Weight: 80kg
Club: Culloville

 

Honours: 2005 – Ulster Minor Football Championship, U-17 International Rules Series,   2010 – National League Div 2,  2011 – Armagh Intermediate Championship,    2016 – Armagh Div. 2 League
Occupation: Quantity Surveyor Twitter Handle:
Inter County Debut Competition: Year: Opposition:
 McKenna Cup 2010 UUJ

PLAYER Q&A

Question Answer
Nick Name? None good enough to stick…
Favourite Subject at School? You would think PE but our PE teacher used to make us run laps.  I did enjoy learning Irish though.
Favourite sport other than football? Hurling & Rugby
Most exciting thing, you have done? Played in Croke Park twice which was a great buzz
Favourite holiday destination? NYC
How do you relax on your down time? If it’s a night in – watching a film/Netflix.

If we have the weekend off – a night out with friends.

Most expensive item you have bought? There’s been a few since getting engaged…
Favourite movie of all time? Step Brothers
If you were stranded on a desert island, which player would you least like to be stranded with and why? Gavin McParland… Food rationing might be problematic
Do you have any pets – type & name? No
What are your least and most liked training elements? Get most enjoyment out of the training drills & games that focus on the skills – shooting & Kick-Passing.  Not as fussed on pushing Prowlers
What do you love most about playing for your County? Getting the opportunity to play against the top players from other counties
Have you any superstitions? No
If you could invite any famous person round for tea who would it be and what would you make them? I’d invite Will Ferrell for his comic genius…and I’d have to ask my Ma to make us some Meatloaf!