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COVID19: GAA return to action protocol update 06.05.20

Wednesday 6 May 2020 The GAA notes and welcomes the plans published by the government last Friday and some of the dates included relating to the possible return of sporting activity, including Gaelic games. The Association will attempt to seek clarity around some of the issues that have arisen in internal discussions since last Friday […]

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COVID19: Sport Hardship Fund launched by Sport NI and Department for Communities

Sport NI, in partnership with the Department for Communities, has launched a Sports Hardship Fund to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It’s specifically targeted at sports clubs, and other organisations in the six counties delivering sporting activities, who are experiencing immediate financial hardship. The types of organisations eligible include governing bodies of […]

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COVID19: Update on Ulster GAA 2020 Fixtures and Competitions

At tonight’s Ulster CCC meeting, held via teleconference, the following decisions were taken in relation to Ulster GAA fixtures. These difficult decisions were taken in an effort to create more space in a tightening calendar, to allow our counties to make contingency plans for their respective club competitions. 2020 Ulster GAA Club Football Leagues – have […]

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COVID19: Update on GAA club and inter-county championships

The GAA acknowledges last weekend’s Government announcement of the extension of current restrictions until May 5th and its impact on the scheduling of sporting events and working practices, and has factored the extension of the arrangements into its contingency planning. To that end, the Association can confirm that club activity remains suspended until May 5th. […]

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COVID19: A message for GAA Club Members

A chairde, We are living in the most extraordinary times. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed almost everything about our world and has impacted upon so much of what we thought was normal about our lives. Like all sport, Gaelic Games have gone into hibernation. But it is a source of enormous pride to us that […]

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Latest GAA update on Covid-19

Wednesday 25 March 2020, We previously advised that, until March 29th, games and training were suspended, club gyms were to close, and Player Injury Fund cover was suspended. We subsequently instructed that club bars should also close for the period. Club Operations Please be advised that, in line with recent government announcements, these measures and […]

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Patrick Burns
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Patrick Burns

Age:  25

Height: 6ft

Weight: 84kg

Position:       Defender

Club:  Forkhill

Honours:  Freshers All-Ireland Champions 2013 (Queens),

Ulster minor league winner,

National League Division 3 winner,

Armagh League Division 3 winner.

Inter-County Debut

Competition: McKenna Cup

Year: 2017

Opposition: Down

 

Occupation:  Actuary

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Paul McGrane/Kieran McGeeney

Twitter Handle: @patrickburns93

Instagram Handle: @Patrickburns93

Joe McElroy
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Joe McElroy

Age:  23

Height: 6ft 1

Weight: 84kg

Position:       Defender

Club: Armagh Harps         

Honours: 

2 x Armagh Club Minor championship, 1 x U21 Armagh Club Championship, 1x Armagh Senior Club Championship

NFL Division 3 2018

Inter-County Debut

Competition: National League

Year:2016

Opposition: Galway

 

Occupation:  Student Teacher

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Oisin McConville

 Instagram Handle:  @jmcelroy27

James McAlinden
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  James McAlinden

Age:  19

Height: 5ft 8

Weight: 165Ibs

Position:       Defender

Club:  Sarsfields

Honours:

McCormick Cup St. Ronans College

Ulster Colleges All Star

Inter-County Debut

Competition: McKenna Cup        Year: 2018               Opposition: Donegal

 

Occupation:  Student

Childhood Sporting Hero: Oisin Smyth

Twitter: @jamesmcalinden1

 Instagram: @jamesmcalinden6

Eoghan McDonnell
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Eoghan McDonnell

Age:  19

Height: 6ft

Weight:  81kg

Position: Midfielder

Club:  Mullaghbawn

Honours:  Herald cup, Nolan cup, U16 Div 1B, Minor Div 1 League, Senior 2B League, U21 Intermediate Championship

Inter-County Debut

Competition: NFL Division 3        Year:              2018              Opposition: Offaly

 

Occupation:  Electrician

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Paul McGrane

Instagram:  @eoghanmcdonnell

Eddie English
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Eddie English

Age:  24

Height: 5ft 9

Weight: 12stone

Position: Forward

Club:  Mullaghbawn

Honours:  MacLarnon Cup 2012, Club Division 2b league 2017, NFL Div 3 2018

Inter-County Debut

Competition: McKenna Cup                    Year: 2014              Opposition: Queens

 

Occupation:  Electrician

Childhood Sporting Hero: Bernard Brogan   

Twitter: @Eddieenglish

Instagram:  @eddienglish78

Darren McKenna
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Darren McKenna                                  

Age:  23

Height: 6’ 1’’

Weight: 82 KG

Position:       Defender | Midfielder |

Club:  Dromintee

Honours:  Division 3 National League, Armagh Minor League  

Inter-County Debut

Competition: Championship                   Year: 2017              Opposition: Tyrone

 

Occupation:  Electrician

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Paul McGrane

Instagram Handle:  @darrenmc95

Connaire Mackin
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Connaire Mackin

Age:  23

Height: 6ft 2

Weight: 83 Kg

Position:       Defender | Midfielder |Forward

Club: Shane O’Neills         

Honours:  Minor Championship, U21 Championship, MacLarnon Cup.

Inter-County Debut

Competition: NFL Division 3                    Year: 2018   Opposition: Fermanagh

 

Occupation:  Joiner

Childhood Sporting Hero:  John McEntee

Instagram Handle:  @connairemack_

Cathair McGeary
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name: Cathair McGeary

Age: 19

Height: 6ft 1

Weight: 77kg

Position: Defender

Club: Collegeland O’Rahillys

Honours:

Inter-County Debut

Competition: Mckenna cup Year: 2018 Opposition: Donegal

Occupation: Student

Childhood Sporting Hero: Usain Bolt

Instagram Handle: @cathairmcgeary18

Niall Rowland
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Niall Rowland

Age:  27

Height: 5ft 11

Weight: 82kg

Position:       Defender

Club:  Culloville Blues

Honours:  Ulster Minor League & Championship 2009, All Ireland Minor C’ship 2009, Armagh Intermediate Championship 2011, Armagh Intermediate League 2016, NFL Division 3 2018

Inter-County Debut

Competition:    McKenna CUP       Year:           2013              Opposition: Down

 

Occupation:  Marketing Executive

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Ronan Clarke

Twitter Handle:  @NiallR12

 

Ben Crealey
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Ben Crealey

Age:  20

Height: 6ft 5

Weight: 92kg

Position: Midfielder

Club:  Maghery Sean MacDermott’s

Honours:

Armagh Senior Championship 2016, Allianz League D3 2018.

Inter-County Debut

Competition: McKenna Cup               Year: 2017             Opposition: Derry

 

Occupation: Student

Childhood Sporting Hero: Zinedine Zidane

Instagram Handle: @ben_crealey

Aaron McKay
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Aaron McKay

Age:  22

Height: 6ft 1

Weight: 86kg

Position:       Defender

Club:  St. Patrick’s Dromintee

Honours: 

Ulster Colleges Treanor Cup, Mac Cormack Cup and Mac Larnon Cup

U18 Masita All Ireland Schools Noonan Cup

Sigerson Cup

 

Inter-County Debut

Competition: National League   Year:   2017  Opposition: Sligo

 

Occupation:  Student

Childhood Sporting Hero: Paul Mc Grane

Twitter: @AMcKay95  

Instagram:  @aaronmckay6

Jemar Hall
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Jemar Hall

Age:  24

Height: 5ft 8

Weight: 75kg

Position:  Forward

Club:  Forkhill

Honours: 

MacLarnon Cup

B All-Ireland Colleges 2012

Armagh NFL Division 3 2013

 

Inter-County Debut

Competition: O’Fiaich Cup          Year: 2016               Opposition: Derry

 

Occupation:  Personal Trainer

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Ronaldo

Twitter Handle:     @JemarHall

Instagram Handle:  @Jemar_Hall

Aidan Forker
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Aidan Forker

Age:  26

Height: 5ft 11

Weight: 13.5 stone

Position:       Defender | Forward

Club:  Maghery GFC

Honours: Armagh Senior County Championship 2016, County League Division 3, MacRory Cup.

Inter-County Debut

Competition: O’Fiaich Cup          Year: 2011              Opposition: Meath

 

Occupation:  Teacher

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Brian O’Driscoll, Steven Gerard, Paudric Joyce

Twitter: @AidanForker

Instagram: @aforker1

Brendan Donaghy
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Brendan Donaghy        

Age:  31

Height: 6ft 1

Weight: 13st

Position:       Defender

Club:  Clonmore Robert Emmets

Honours:  2 x Junior Championship

Inter-County Debut

Competition: McKenna Cup        Year:  2006  Opposition:  Fermanagh

 

Occupation:  Quality Manager

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Kieran McGeeney, Oisin McConville

Twitter Handle:  @DonaghyBrendan

Niall Grimley
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Niall Grimley

Age:  23

Height: 6ft 2

Weight: 87kg

Position:       Midfielder | Forward

Club:  Madden Raparees

Honours:  2018 NFL League Division 3, 2013 Intermediate Club Championship

Inter-County Debut

Competition: McKenna Cup        Year: 2016              Opposition: Cavan

 

Occupation:  Data Input Operator

Childhood Sporting Hero:  David Beckham

Twitter: @niallgrimley

Instagram:  @niallgrimley

Stephen Sheridan
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Stephen Sheridan                     

Age:  28       

Height: 6’1

Weight: 85 kg

Position:       Midfielder

Club:  Peadar O’Doirnin, Forkhill

Honours: Ulster University – Ryan Cup 2016, Armagh – Div 3 winners 2018

Inter-County Debut

Competition: McKenna Cup                   Year: 2015              Opposition: Tyrone

 

Occupation: 

Childhood Sporting Hero:  LeBron James

Twitter: @Stephensher8

Instagram Handle:  @Stephensher8

Ciaran Higgins
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Ciaran Higgins

Age:  21

Height: 6ft 3

Weight: 93kg

Position:       Defender

Club:  Maghery

Honours:  Senior County championship 2016, Senior County League 2013

Inter-County Debut

Competition: NFL Division 3        Year: 2017              Opposition: Sligo

 

Occupation:  Student

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Steven Gerrard

Twitter: @ciaranhiggs

Instagram Handle:  @Ciaran_Higgins_

Ethan Rafferty
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Ethan Rafferty

Age:  24

Height: 6ft 3in

Weight: 92kg

Position: Forward

Club:  St. Colmcilles Grange

Honours: 

NFL Div 3 2015 & 2018

U21 Club Intermediate Championship

Inter-County Debut

Competition: Dr McKenna Cup  Year: 2013  Opposition: Cavan

 

Occupation:  Administration

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Dan Carter

Twitter: @Ethan_Raff

Instagram Handle:  @ethanraff5

 

Andrew Murnin
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Andrew Murnin

Age:  26

Height:  6ft 2

Weight: 85kg

Position: Full Forward

Club:  St Pauls Lurgan

Honours:

2009 – Minor All-Ireland Championship, League and Ulster Championship
2014 – Armagh Intermediate Club Championship and League

2015 – NFL Div 3

2018 – NFL Div 3
Inter-County Debut

Competition: NFL               Year: 2015                           Opposition: Limerick

 

Occupation:  Accountant

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Anthony Tohill

 Instagram Handle:  @amurnin91

Aaron Findon
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Aaron Findon     

Age:  25

Height: 6ft 5

Weight: 97kg

Position:       Midfielder

Club:  St Peters Lurgan

Honours:  MacLarnon Cup, Ulster Minor League, All Ireland Freshers Championship, 2 x NFL Division 3, Irish News All Star

Inter-County Debut

Competition: O’Fiaich Cup          Year: 2013              Opposition: Down

 

Occupation:  Sales Rep @theGAAstore

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Paul McGrane

Twitter: @aaronfindon

Instagram:  @finbin93

Gregory McCabe
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Greg McCabe

Age:  23

Height: 5ft 11

Weight: 77kg

Position: Defender

Club:  Shane O’Neills

Honours:  U14 All County Feile, U14 Championship, U21 Club Championship, MacLarnon Cup, All Ireland Intermediate, Mac Cormack Cup, NFL Div 3.

Inter-County Debut

Competition: Div 3 NFL    Year: 2017  Opposition: Longford

 

Occupation:  Coach

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Steven Gerrard

Instagram:  @gregmccabe95

Rory Grugan
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Rory Grugan

Age:  27

Height: 6ft 1

Weight: 81kg

Position:       Forward

Club:  Ballymacnab GFC

Honours:  All Ireland Minor C’ship 2009, NFL Division 3 2018

Inter-County Debut

Competition: McKenna Cup                   Year: 2011              Opposition: Down

 

Occupation:  French Teacher

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Oisin McConville

Twitter Handle: @Grugs_91

Instagram Handle:  @Grugs_91

Blaine Hughes
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name: Blaine Hughes

Age:  22

Height: 5ft 11

Weight: 76kg

Position: Goalkeeper       

Club: Carrickcruppen       

Honours:  MacLarnon Cup, All Ireland Schools, County Championship Under 16

Inter-County Debut

Competition: NFL               Year: 2017               Opposition: Longford

Occupation:  Stock Control Administrator

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Ciaran McDonald

Instagram: @blainehughes

Ryan Owens
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Ryan Owens

Age:  19

Height: 5ft 10

Weight: 75kg

Position: Defender

Club:  Clann Eireann

Honours:  NFL Division 3 2018, Ulster College All Star, Club Player of the Year

Inter-County Debut

Competition: McKenna Cup                    Year:  2018              Opposition: Donegal

 

Occupation:  Student/ Part time coach

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Thierry Henry

Instagram Handle:  @ryanowens6

Paul Hughes
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name: Paul Hughes

Age:  26

Height: 5 ft 11

Weight: 12 stone

Position:       Defender

Club:  Crossmaglen

Honours:  2 All-Ireland Senior Club, 4 Ulster Senior Club, 6 County Senior Clubs, 3 County U21 Club and 2 Gaelic Life Ulster Club All-Stars

Inter-County Debut

Competition: National League                Year: 2014              Opposition: Louth

 

Occupation:  Construction Worker

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Oisin McConville

Twitter Handle: @Paulhughes91

Instagram Handle:  @Paulhughes91

Mark Shields
Armagh Senior Football

Player Name:  Mark Shields

Age:  28

Height: 6ft

Weight: 13 stone

Position: Defender

Club: St. Killian’s Whitecross      

Honours:   Club Intermediate Champions 2007 & 2016, NFL Division 3 Champions 2015 & 2018.

 

Inter-County Debut

Competition: McKenna Cup                    Year: 2012               Opposition: Down

 

Occupation:  Physiotherapist Student

Childhood Sporting Hero:  Dennis Bergkamp

Twitter: @markshields_89

Instagram: @mark_Shields7