McCann to miss opening league derby

Ballyhegan's Clodagh McCann (right) on duty for Armagh. Pic by Sportsfile.
Ballyhegan's Clodagh McCann (right) on duty for Armagh. Pic by Sportsfile.

GAELIC GAMES ARMAGH ladies’ return to competitive action on Sunday will take place without Ballyhegan’s Clodagh McCann.

The experienced defender is scheduled to miss the weekend National League Division Three trip to Down due to work-related travel.

McCann played an important role in the Orchard County’s All-Ireland title triumph last season. Other members of that squad expected unavailable on Sunday included Mags McAlinden, Laura Brown and Shauna O’Hagan.

McAlinden and Brown remain out with injury issues. It is understood that O’Hagan has retired from inter-county football.

James Daly, the Armagh manager, will target promotion in preparation for a return to the Ulster Senior Championship.

Caoimhe Morgan, however, is back on duty having missed last year as a result of family commitments.


ANNAGHMORE’S annual presentation night featured double success for Shea Reavy in the clubrooms.

Reavy walked away with the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year titles.

Patrick Cullen picked up the Senior Team Personality of the Year prize, Geraldine Cullen was selected as winner of the Club Personality of the Year award and the University Football Achievement honour went to Matthew McNeice.

ANNAGHMORE club membership is due.

Those interested can contact Cathy McGilly or 07748787338 to find out more about the gold, silver and bronze packages.

Gold: £12.50 per month direct debit (includes club and gym membership, plus two weekly lotto tickets).

Silver: £10 per month direct debit (includes club membership, plus two weekly lotto tickets).

Bronze: £25 (single club membership), £40 (family rate for two adults and two children); £5 (concession rate for under 18 sand OAPs).

Gym membership will cost £50 for adults or a £30 student rate.

A registration morning will be held following 10 o’clock mass on February 3.

New and existing members should bring along direct debit details.

ANNAGHMORE, in partnership with Down Armagh Rural Transport (DART), will be hosting accredited Driver Safety and Awareness Training as part of Right Tracks.

Funded by the Department of the Environment, the project is delivered free to participants and aimed specifically for drivers aged 18-24 years old or over 69.

For further information contact Brendan McCormack on 07542860370.

THE latest Match Three winners were Dominic Vallely, Sean Willis, Charlene Hughes and Nathan McGilly - with the numbers 6, 10, 12 and 24.

ANYONE interested in signing up for the Belfast Marathon on Monday, May 6 as part of a relay team should contact Geraldine Cullen or Cathy McGilly.

 YOGA sessions will run each Monday from 7.30 at the cost of £3 per night.