County Armagh is one of the traditional counties of Ireland and one of six counties that form Northern Ireland. Adjoined to the southern shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 1,326 km² and has a population of about 174,792. County Armagh is known as the "Orchard County" because of its many apple orchards; the county is part of the historic province of Ulster. The name "Armagh" derives from the Irish word Ard meaning Macha. Macha is mentioned in The Book of the Taking of Ireland, is said to have been responsible for the construction of the hill site of Emain Macha to serve as the capital of the Ulaid kings thought to be Macha's height. From its highest point at Slieve Gullion, in the south of the County, Armagh's land falls away from its rugged south with Carrigatuke and Camlough mountains, to rolling drumlin country in the middle and west of the county and flatlands in the north where rolling flats and small hills reach sea level at Lough Neagh. County Armagh's boundary with Louth is marked by the rugged Ring of Gullion rising in the south of the county whilst much of its boundary with Monaghan and Down goes unnoticed with seamless continuance of drumlins and small lakes.
The River Blackwater marks the border with County Tyrone and Lough Neagh otherwise marks out the County's northern boundary. There are a number of uninhabited islands in the county's section of Lough Neagh: Coney Island Flat, Croaghan Flat, Phil Roe's Flat and the Shallow Flat. Despite lying in the east of Ireland, Armagh enjoys an oceanic climate influenced by the Gulf Stream with damp mild winters, temperate, wet summers. Overall temperatures drop below freezing during daylight hours, though frost is not infrequent in the months November to February. Snow lies for longer than a few hours in the elevated south-east of the County. Summers are mild and wet and although with sunshine interspersed with showers, daylight lasts for 18 hours during high-summer. Ancient Armagh was the territory of the Ulaid before the fourth century AD, it was ruled by the Red Branch. The site, subsequently the city, were named after the goddess Macha; the Red Branch play an important role in the Ulster Cycle, as well as the Cattle Raid of Cooley.
However, they were driven out of the area by the Three Collas, who invaded in the 4th century and held power until the 12th. The Clan Colla ruled the area known as Oriel for these 800 years; the chief Irish septs of the county were descendants of the Collas, the O'Hanlons and MacCanns, the Uí Néill, the O'Neills of Fews. Armagh was divided into several baronies: Armagh was held by the O'Rogans, Lower Fews was held by O'Neill of the Fews, Upper Fews were under governance of the O'Larkins, who were displaced by the MacCanns. Oneilland East was the territory of the O'Garveys, who were displaced by the MacCanns. Oneilland West, like Oneilland East, was once O'Neill territory, until it was held by the MacCanns, who were Lords of Clanbrassil. Upper and Lower Orior were O'Hanlon territory. Tiranny was ruled by Ronaghan. Miscellaneous tracts of land were ruled by O'Kelaghan; the area around the base of Slieve Guillion near Newry became home to a large number of the McGuinness clan as they were dispossessed of hereditary lands held in the County Down.
Armagh was the seat of St. Patrick, the Catholic Church continues to be his see. County Armagh is presently one of four counties of Northern Ireland to have a majority of the population from a Catholic background, according to the 2011 census; the southern part of the County has been a stronghold of support for the IRA, earning it the nickname "Bandit Country" though this is regarded as an untrue media label that has resulted in the vilification and demonisation of the local community. South Armagh is predominantly nationalist, with most of the population being opposed to any form of British presence that of a military nature; the most prominent opposition to British rule was the Provisional IRA South Armagh Brigade. On 10 March 2009, the CIRA claimed responsibility for the fatal shooting of a PSNI officer in Craigavon, County Armagh—the first police fatality in Northern Ireland since 1998; the officer was fatally shot by a sniper as he and a colleague investigated "suspicious activity" at a house nearby when a window was smashed by youths causing the occupant to phone the police.
The PSNI officers responded to the emergency call, giving a CIRA sniper the chance to shoot and kill officer Stephen Carroll. County Armagh is no longer used as an administrative district for local Government purposes. County Armagh ceased to serve as a local government unit in 1973; the county is covered for local government purposes by four district councils, namely Armagh City and District Council, most of Craigavon Borough Council the western third of Newry and Mourne District Council and a part of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council, centred around Peatlands Park. With the proposed reform of local government in Northern Ireland in 2011, County Armagh would have comprised part of two new council areas, Armagh City and Bann District, Newry City and Down. Armagh ceased to serve as an electoral constituency in 1983, but remains the core of the Newry and Armagh constituency represented at Westminster and
The Armagh County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association or Armagh GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, is responsible for Gaelic games in County Armagh. The county board is responsible for the Armagh inter-county teams. Armagh's county colours are White, they wore black and amber striped shirts until 1926 when Dominican nuns from Omeath, in County Louth knitted the team a pair of Orange and White kits ahead of a Junior clash with Dublin which they have kept since. Armagh has a long tradition of football. Several clubs were in existence before the formation of the County Board in 1889. Armagh became only the second team to win the Ulster Senior Football Championship in 1890. In the early years of the GAA, a club that won its county championship went on to represent the county and would wear the county colours. Armagh Harps represented Armagh in the Ulster final, beating Tyrone, but losing to All-Ireland Champions Cork in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. Despite early success at provincial level, national success at junior and minor level and All-Ireland final appearances in 1953 and 1977, it took until 2002 for Armagh to win their first and only All-Ireland Senior Football Championship under manager Joe Kernan.
The county won the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship, in 1949 and again in 2009, but lost the 1957 All-Ireland Minor final to Meath. After a disappointing 2009 campaign which resulted in Armagh being defeated by Tyrone, Peter McDonnell stepped down as Armagh manager, he was replaced by Paddy O'Rourke, from the neighbouring county of Down. In his first year as manager, Armagh won the Division 2 NFL title and was promoted to Division 1 for 2011, they remained in Division 1 for 2012 but moved to Division 2 for 2013. Paul Grimley took over in 2013 and after a mixed year took the county to the quarter-final of the All Ireland losing by a point to Donegal in 2014, it was the first quarter-final appearance since 2008 and Grimley resigned afterwards allowing his assistant Kieran McGeeney to take over. All-Ireland Senior Football Championships: 1 All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championships: 1 All-Ireland Minor Football Championships: 2 All-Ireland Junior Football Championships: 1 National Football Leagues: 1 Ulster Senior Football Championships: 14 1890, 1903, 1950, 1953, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 Ulster Under-21 Football Championships: 3 1998, 2004, 2007 Ulster Minor Football Championships: 11 1930, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1992, 1994, 2005, 2009 Ulster Junior Football Championships: 6 1925, 1926, 1935, 1948, 1951, 1985 Dr. McKenna Cup: 9 1929, 1931, 1938, 1939, 1949, 1950, 1986, 1990, 1994 Dr Lagan Cups: 1954, 1955, 1956 Armagh has a total of 24 All Star awards.
1972: P. Moriarty 1977: Joe Kernan, J. Smyth, P. Moriarty 1980: Colm McKinstry 1982: Joe Kernan 1993: Ger Houlahan 1999: Kieran McGeeney, Diarmuid Marsden 2000: Kieran McGeeney, Oisín McConville 2002: Enda McNulty, Aidan O'Rourke, Kieran McGeeney, Paul McGrane, Stevie McDonnell, Oisín McConville 2003: Francie Bellew, Stevie McDonnell 2005: Andy Mallon, Paul McGrane, Stevie McDonnell 2006: Rónán Clarke 2008: Rónán Clarke Squad as per Armagh vs Roscommon, 2018 All Ireland Senior Football Championship Like most counties outside of the game's heartland of Munster and south Leinster, hurling has tended to live in the shadow cast by Gaelic football in Armagh, with the exception of border areas such as Keady and Middletown. However, in recent years the county hurlers have shown a marked improvement under the guidance of manager Mattie Lennon and his assistant Ger Rogan. In 2006 Armagh won the NHL Division 3 championship, winning all their games in the group stages before beating Louth 3-10 to 1-11 in the final at Breffni Park in Cavan.
The step up to Division 2 proved to be a difficult one for the men from the Orchard County. While the team failed to win any of their group games they were unfortunate to lose to Meath and managed to come within a point of the 2006 Christy Ring Cup finalists Carlow. Heavier defeats were suffered at the hands of more established counties such as Laois. Armagh returned to the Ulster Senior Hurling Championship in May 2007 for the first time in 60 years with a match against Derry. Despite putting in a strong performance the team lost out on the chance of a semi-final encounter with neighbours Down to an injury-time score; the advances made in the county over the past two years placed them as favourites in the Nicky Rackard Cup encounter on August 12 against Roscommon. In 2010, Armagh won the Nicky Rackard Cup, beating London on a scoreline of 3-15 to 3-14 on 3 July in Croke Park; the Minor team won the Ulster Minor Hurling League Division One title and reached the Ulster Minor Hurling Championship Final.
The Under 21 team reached the Ulster U21 Championship Final. In 2011 the senior side reached the Ulster Senior Hurling Championship final for the first time since 1946 and made it to the Ulster Under-21 Hurling Championship final for the second year in a row for the first time in their history. Armagh won Division 2B in 2016 earning promotion to Division 2A, they were subsequently relegated. They beat Down in the Ulster Hurling championship semi final giving them a place in the final where they were beaten, they are in the final. They were beaten in the 2016 Nicky Rackard cup by Mayo on a score line of 2-16 to 1-15. In 2012, Armagh won the Nicky Rackard Cup for the second time, beating Louth 3-20 to 1-15 on 9 June in Croke Park. Nicky Rackard Cups: 2 2010, 2012 All-Ireland Senior
All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the premier competition in gaelic football, is an annual series of games played in Ireland and organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association. The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final is played by the "35th Sunday of the year" at Croke Park in Dublin, with the winning team receiving the Sam Maguire Cup. Contested by the top inter-county football teams in Ireland, the tournament has taken place every year since 1887, except in 1888, when the competition was not played due to a tour of the United States by would-be competitors; the first Championship to be held featured club teams who represented their respective counties after their county championship. The 21 a-side final was between Commercials of Young Irelands of Louth; the final was played in Beech Hill, Clonskeagh on 29 April 1888 with Commercials winning by 1–4 to 0–3. Unlike All-Ireland competitions, there were no provincial championships, the result was an open draw; the second Championship was unfinished owing to the American Invasion Tour.
The 1888 provincial championships had been completed but after the Invasion tour returned, the All-Ireland semi-final and final were not played. English team London reached the final four times in the early years of the competition. In 1892, inter-county teams were introduced to the All-Ireland Championship. Congress granted permission for the winning club to use players from other clubs in the county, thus the inter-county teams came into being; the rules of hurling and football were altered: goals were made equal to five points, teams were reduced from 21 to 17 a-side. The 1903 Championship brought Kerry's first All-Ireland title, they went on to become the most successful football team in the history of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. The first half of the twentieth century brought the rise of several teams who won two or more All-Ireland titles in that period, such as Kildare, Cavan and Roscommon. In the 1990s, a significant sea change took place, as the All-Ireland was claimed by an Ulster team in four consecutive years.
Since Ulster has produced more All-Ireland winning teams than any other province. The All-Ireland Qualifiers were introduced in 2001; that year, the 2001 final brought victory for Galway who became the first football team to win an All-Ireland by springing through "the back door." In 2013, Hawk-Eye was introduced. It was first used to confirm that Offaly substitute Peter Cunningham's attempted point had gone wide 10 minutes into the second half of a game against Kildare. 2013 brought the first Friday night game in the history of the Championship - a first round qualifier between Carlow and Laois.2018 saw the introduction of the All Ireland Super 8s. The county is a geographical region in Ireland, each of the thirty-two counties in Ireland organise their own gaelic games affairs through a County Board; the county teams play in their respective Provincial Championships in Connacht, Leinster and Ulster. Kilkenny is unique among the 32 Irish county associations in not participating in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.
The Provincial Championships operate through a knock-out cup competition format. They take place during the months of June; the winners of each of the four Provincial Championships earn a place in the All-Ireland Super 8s, a round robin group stage new to the 2018 Championship, which takes place in the months of July and August. Each provincial championship match is played as a single leg. If a match is drawn extra time is played. However, if both sides are still level at the end of extra time a replay takes place. In the case of a provincial final if matches end level a replay takes place without extra time; the twenty-nine teams that fail to win their respective Provincial Championships receive a second opportunity to reach the All-Ireland Series via the All Ireland Qualifiers. The qualifiers series takes place in the months of June and July and operates as follows: Qualifiers Round 1: All teams that fail to reach the semi-finals of their respective Provincial Championships compete in round one.
An open draw system is used to divide the teams into eight individual match-ups. The winning eight teams progress to Round 2, while the losing eight teams are eliminated from the All Ireland Championship. Round 2: Each of the eight winning teams of Round 1 are drawn against the eight losing teams from the semi-finals of the four Provincial Championships; the winning eight teams progress to Round 3, while the losing eight teams are eliminated from the All Ireland Championship. Round 3: The eight winning teams from Round 2 are divided into four individual match-ups. An open draw is made to determine the four pairings; the winning four teams progress to Round 4, while the losing four teams are eliminated from the All Ireland Championship. Round 4: Each of the four winning teams of Round 3 are drawn against the four losing teams from the finals of the four Provincial Championships; the winning four teams proceed to the All-Ireland Series, joining the four Provincial Champions, while the losing four teams are eliminated from the All Ireland Championship.
The All-Ireland Championship All-Ireland Super 8s: The four Provincial Champions and the winning four teams from Round 4 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers take part in a group stage that takes place in the months of July and August. The group stage is organised on a league basis with two groups of four
The Tyrone County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association, or Tyrone GAA, is one of the 32 county boards of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland. It is responsible for Tyrone inter-county teams. Tyrone won their first Ulster Championship in 1956, defending it in 1957, they did not win a third Ulster title until 1973. The Tyrone Minors, won the All-Ireland in 1947, 1948 and 1973. 1973 is remembered because Frank McGuigan, who captained the minor team, was part of the Under-21 and Senior teams that won their Ulster Championships. Tyrone first tasted success in the mid-eighties with a team that included McGuigan, Eugene McKenna, Plunkett Donaghy and John Lynch, they won their fourth Ulster title in 1984, in 1986 they reached their first All-Ireland final, where they were beaten by Kerry, 2-15 to 1-10. They added another Ulster championship in 1989. In 1994, Tyrone were defeated in the Ulster Final by Down, but their forward Peter Canavan was Ulster's top scorer, winning his first All Star Award.
The following year they reached their second All-Ireland final. Dublin won the 1995 final 1–10 to 0–12, in a match, notable both for Canavan scoring 11 of Tyrone's 12 points, for Dublin's Charlie Redmond failing to leave the pitch for a full minute after being sent off for a foul. In 1996, Tyrone again met Down in this time emerging victorious. In 1998, the Tyrone Minors won the All-Ireland final for the first time in fifteen years, with a team that included future senior team players Cormac McAnallen, Stephen O'Neill and Ryan McMenamin. McAnallen captained the Under-21s to successive All-Ireland titles in 2000 and 2001. 2003 saw the introduction of Mickey Harte. Harte took Tyrone to victory in the All-Ireland championship in his first year, they beat Down in the Ulster final after a replay, with Harte switching McAnallen from midfield to full back after the drawn match. They beat Fermanagh in the All-Ireland quarter-finals, before overpowering Kerry in the semi-final to win by 0–13 to 0–6; the 2003 final saw Tyrone pitted against the reigning Champions.
It was the first All-Ireland Football Final between sides from the same province. Tyrone ran out 0–12 to 0–09 winners to lift the Sam Maguire Cup for the first time. 2003 saw Tyrone win the National Football League for the second successive year. Tragedy struck the following year with the sudden death of Cormac McAnallen, at the age of 24. Tyrone, came back the following year to win the title for the second time, they played five matches in the Ulster championship, including replays in the second round against Cavan and the final against Armagh, which they lost. Having beaten Monaghan in the qualifiers, Tyrone had yet another drawn game in the quarter-final, against Dublin – a match notable for Owen Mulligan's stunning solo goal. In the semi-final, they met Armagh for the third time, winning 1–13 to 1–12 with an injury-time free kick by Peter Canavan. In the 2005 final, they defeated Kerry for the second time in three years to win the All-Ireland, sparking emotional scenes among the Tyrone team and fans, in remembrance of Cormac McAnallen.
Tyrone lost to Meath in the All-Ireland quarter-final. They lost their Ulster quarter-final to Down in 2008, but came back via the qualifiers to win their third All-Ireland, beating Kerry 1–15 to 0–14 in the 2008 All-Ireland Final, they reached the semi-final in 2009. They won their fifteenth Ulster Championship in 2017. Manager: Mickey Harte Coach: Gavin Devlin, Fergal McCann, Stephen O'NeillSquad as per Tyrone v Dublin, 2018 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, 2 September 2018 All-Ireland Senior Football Championships: 3 2003, 2005, 2008 The Mark McGlinn Memorial Trophys: 5 1991, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2015 All-Ireland Minor Football Championships: 8 1947, 1948, 1973, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010 All-Ireland Junior Football Championships: 1 1968 All-Ireland Under -17 Football Championships: 1 2017 All-Ireland Vocational Schools Championships: 9 1967, 1969, 1970, 1988, 1989, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007 National Football Leagues: 2 2002, 2003 National Football Leagues Division Two: 2 1972–73, 2016 Ulster Senior Football Championships: 15 1956, 1957, 1973, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017 Ulster Under-21 Football Championships: 12 1972, 1973, 1980, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2015 Ulster Minor Football Championships: 23 1931, 1934, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 Ulster Junior Football Championships: 3 1968, 1983, 1986 Dr. McKenna Cups: 16 1957, 1973, 1978, 1982, 1984, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 Dr Lagan Cups: 3 1943, 1957, 1958 Tyrone have 45 All Stars.
1980: K. McCabe 1984: E. McKenna, F. McGuigan 1986: J. Lynch, P. Donaghy, D. O'Hagan, E. McKenna 1989: E. McKenna 1994: P. Canavan 1995: F. Devlin, P. Canavan 1996: F. McConnell, P. Canavan 2001: S. O'Neill 2002: P. Canavan 2003: C. McAnallen, C. Gormley, P. Jordan, S. Cavanagh, B. Dooher, B. McGuigan, P. Canavan 2004: S. Cavanagh 2005: R. McMenamin, C. Gormley, P. Jordan, S. Cavanagh, B. Dooher, P. Canavan, O. Mulligan, S. O'Neill 2008: C. Gormley, J. McMahon, D. Harte, P. Jordan, E. McGinley, B. Dooher, S. Cavanagh 2009: S. O'Neill 2010: P. Jordan 2013: S. Cavanagh 2015: M. Do
Ulster Senior Football Championship
The Ulster Senior Football Championship is a GAA inter-county competition for gaelic football teams in the Irish province of Ulster. It begins in early May; the final is played on the third Sunday in July. All nine Ulster counties participate, it is regarded as hardest to win of the four provincial football championships. The winners receive the Anglo-Celt Cup, presented to the Ulster Council in 1925 by John F O'Hanlon, editor of the Anglo-Celt newspaper based in Cavan. Cavan are the most successful team in Ulster Championship history, having won the competition on 37 occasions. Fermanagh remain the only team not to have won an Ulster title; the Ulster Senior Football Championship celebrated its 125th year in 2013. For many decades, winning the Ulster Senior Football Championship was considered as much as a team from Ulster could hope for, as the other provinces were much stronger and more competitive. Before 1990, only Cavan in 1933, 1935, 1947, 1948 and 1952, Down in 1960, 1961 and 1968, had won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title.
In the 1990s however, a significant sea change took place, as the Ulster Champions won the All-Ireland in four consecutive years from 1991–1994. Since Ulster has produced more All-Ireland winning teams than any other province; the Ulster Senior Football Championship is considered one of the toughest provinces to compete in. Ulster teams have gained considerable dominance on the All-Ireland scene, having won three All-Irelands from four in the early 2000s, including in 2003 when for the first time the All-Ireland football final was competed for by two teams from one province; the Ulster football final is played on the third Sunday in July at St Tiernach's Park in Clones. From 2004 until 2006, it was staged at Croke Park in Dublin; the 2007 final—contested by Monaghan and Tyrone—marked a return to Clones, with Tyrone emerging victorious. In the 2000s, Armagh were a dominant force in Ulster, winning six titles in eight years between 1999 and 2006. Donegal won consecutive Ulster titles from the preliminary round in 2011 and 2012 and added the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in 2012.
The Ulster championship is contested by the nine traditional counties in the Irish province of Ulster. The province comprises the six counties of Northern Ireland plus the counties of Cavan and Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland; the Ulster Senior Football Championship is a straight knock-out competition. Seven of the nine teams are drawn in the quarter-finals, while the other two teams contest a preliminary match to determine the final quarter-final place; the winners of the championship enter the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship at the quarter-final group stage, while the other eight teams compete in the All-Ireland qualifiers. Before the introduction of the qualifiers in 2001, the winners of the Ulster Championship went straight to the semi-final stage of the All-Ireland Championship, along with the winners of the Leinster and Connacht Championships. Below is a record of each county's performance since the introduction of the qualifier system to the All-Ireland series in 2001. Key A golden background denotes years in which the Ulster champions won the All-Ireland Championship.
Notes: 1939 game abandoned – replay ordered 1907 No official final result in records 1901-1902 championship was played over two seasons and only counts as one Ulster Title 1900 Antrim were to have represented Ulster but gave walkover to Galway. 1892–1900 No championship. Cavan played in Leinster Senior Football Championship in 1895. 1891 Cavan Slashers, v Armagh Harps, game Abandoned Smithboro Co Monaghan game replayed Cavan 1-11 Armagh 0-00 1890 Armagh Harps, v Owen Roe O'Neill's 1889 No Ulster championship 1888 Ulster Senior Football Championship Inniskeen Grattans of v Maghera McGinns of game went to a Replay 1887 No Ulster championship On 9 July 2006, Oisín McConville became the record point scorer in the history of the Ulster Senior Football Championship in that year's final at Croke Park. As of 3 June 2008 according to the BBC. Updated list Notes: Includes Ulster Championship, All-Ireland Championship and Qualifiers; as of 15 June 2008, according to the Sunday Tribune. Notes: Includes Ulster Championship, All-Ireland Championship and Qualifiers.
Since the records have been done Brendan Coulter has become the top goal scorer with 18. Paddy Bradley scored 4 more goals and finished on 17. 2017 TBD 2016 Conor McManus 1-20 2015 Conor McManus 1-19 2014 Conor McManus 1-14 2013 Colm McFadden 2-12 2012 Colm McFadden 2-15 2011 Martin Clarke & Seán Cavanagh 2-16 2010 Martin Clarke 1-30 2009 Paddy Bradley 3–12 2008 Steven McDonnell 1-17 2007 Tommy Freeman 1-15 2006 Oisín McConville 3–25 2005 Stephen O'Neill 1–26 2004 Colm McFadden & Oisín McConville 1–13 2003 Peter Canavan 1–38 2002 Rory Gallagher 4–12 2001 Rory Gallagher 0–16 2000 Rory Gallagher 1–19 1999 Oisín McConville 3–18 1998 Joe Brolly & Tony Boyle 0–13 1997 Joe Brolly 3–15 1996 Peter Canavan 3–13 1995 Peter Canavan 0–20 1994 Peter Canavan 1–17 1993 John Toner 0–23 1992 Enda Gormley 0–25 1991 Ross Carr 0–21 1990 Manus Boyle 1–16 1989 Martin McHugh 2–16 1988 Stephen Conway 0–17 1987 Enda Gormley 0–20 1986 Brendan Mason 3–17 1985 Eamonn McEneaney 3–16 1984 Frank McGuigan 0–19 1983 Derek McDonnell 4–11 1982 John Corvan & Peter McGinnity 1–9 19
John George Terry is an English football coach and former professional footballer who played as a centre-back. He was captain of Chelsea, the England national team and Aston Villa. A strong, tenacious and physical defender, Terry excelled in the air and was known for his aggressive tackling, positioning and his ability to read the game. Terry was named UEFA Club Defender of the Year in 2005, 2008 and 2009, PFA Players' Player of the Year in 2005, was included in the FIFPro World XI for five consecutive seasons, from 2005 to 2009, he was named in the all-star squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the only English player to make the team. Terry is Chelsea's most successful captain, having led them to five Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Champions League title since 2004, he is one of five players to have made over 500 appearances for Chelsea and is the club's all-time highest scoring defender. In 2007, he became the first captain to lift the FA Cup at the new Wembley Stadium in Chelsea's 1–0 win over Manchester United, the first player to score an international goal there, scoring a header in England's 1–1 draw with Brazil.
In his final season at Chelsea in 2017, he became the first player to captain a team to the Premier League title on five occasions. Following his departure from Chelsea, Terry spent one season with Aston Villa in the EFL Championship before retiring. Born in Barking, Terry attended Eastbury Comprehensive School and played for local Sunday league team Senrab, which featured future Premier League players Sol Campbell, Jermain Defoe, Bobby Zamora, Ledley King and Jlloyd Samuel; as a boy, he was part of West Ham United's youth system, joining them as a midfielder in 1991. He moved to Chelsea at 14, playing for the club's reserve teams, it was due to a shortage of central defenders that he was moved to centre-back, the position he plays today. After finishing school, he joined the club on a YTS at age 16 and signed professional terms a year later. Terry made his Chelsea debut on 28 October 1998 as a late substitute in a League Cup tie with Aston Villa, he spent a brief period on loan with Nottingham Forest in 2000 to build up his first team experience and was the subject of interest from both Forest manager David Platt and Huddersfield Town manager Steve Bruce.
In 2002, Terry was involved in an altercation with a bouncer at a West London nightclub with Chelsea teammate Jody Morris and Wimbledon's Des Byrne, which led to him being charged with assault and affray. In August 2002, Terry was acquitted of the charges in court. During the affair, he was given a temporary ban from the English national team by The Football Association. Along with Chelsea teammates Frank Lampard, Jody Morris, Eiður Guðjohnsen and former teammate Frank Sinclair, in September 2001 Terry was fined two weeks wages by Chelsea after drunkenly harassing grieving American tourists in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks. During his early days at Chelsea, Terry shared a flat with Andrew Crofts. Terry began to establish himself in the Chelsea first team from the 2000–01 season, making 23 starts and was voted the club's Player of the Year, he continued his progress during 2001–02, becoming a regular in the defence alongside club captain and France international Marcel Desailly.
On 5 December 2001, he captained Chelsea for the first time, in a League match against Charlton Athletic. Chelsea reached the FA Cup Final, following wins against London rivals West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur in the fourth and six rounds and Fulham in the semi-final – where Terry scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory. A virus denied Terry a place in the starting line-up for the final, although he came on as a second-half substitute while Chelsea lost 2–0 to Arsenal. In 2003–04 season, his performances led to him being handed the captain's armband by manager Claudio Ranieri when Desailly was out of the team, he played well in the absence of the French international, forming a strong defensive partnership with William Gallas. Following Desailly's retirement, new Chelsea manager José Mourinho chose Terry as his club captain, a choice, vindicated throughout the 2004–05 season as Chelsea won the Premier League title in record-breaking fashion with the best defensive record in Football League history with the most clean sheets and the most points accrued.
He was voted Player of the Year by his fellow professionals in England and scored eight goals, including a late winner against Barcelona, in the UEFA Champions League. He was voted the best defender in the Champions League for the season. In September 2005, he was selected as a member of the World XI at the FIFPro awards; the team was chosen by a vote of professional footballers based in 40 countries. Chelsea defended their Premier League title in 2005–06, earning 91 points, confirming the title with a 3–0 victory against Manchester United. In a match on 14 October 2006 against Reading, Terry had to take over in goal for Chelsea in the final minutes of the match after goalkeepers Petr Čech and Carlo Cudicini were injured and Chelsea had no substitutes remaining. Terry kept a clean sheet as Chelsea held out to win 1–0, although he did not have a single save to make and his goalkeeping experience was limited to taking a free kick from inside the penalty area. On 5 November 2006, playing against Tottenham Hotspur, Terry was sent off for the first time in his Chelsea career after receiving two yellow cards as the Blues lost at
2008 Ulster Senior Club Football Championship
The 2008 Ulster Senior Club Football Championship was the 41st staging of the annual Ulster Senior Club Football Championship, administered by Ulster GAA. Nine GAA county boards compete for the Séamus McFerran Cup; the championship started on 19 October 2008 and concluded with the final replay on 14 December 2008. Crossmaglen Rangers won the competition, after a replay. Crossmaglen therefore went on to compete in the 2009 All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship. Source: Hogan Stand website. Ulster GAA website