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Rónán Clarke

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Irish name  Ronan O Cleirigh
Occupation  Sales executive
Sport  Gaelic football
Years  Club
Position  Full Forward
Name  Ronan Clarke
Height  6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

Rónán Clarke Ronan Clarke out of coma and able to recognise loved ones The
Born  5 October 1982 (age 33)County Armagh (1982-10-05)

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Rónán Clarke is an Irish Gaelic footballer who has played inter-county football for Armagh. His club football career has been with Armagh city's Pearse Óg GAC.


Rónán Clarke GAA star Ronan Clarke overwhelmed by support following serious

Ross Carr, the current Down manager, said: "Armagh have the best forward in the country in Rónán Clarke".


Rónán Clarke Ronan Clarke named as new Armagh ladies football coach The Irish News

Clarke was called up to the Armagh senior panel at a young age and made his inter-county debut against Antrim in 2002. He made his Championship debut in May 2002. That year he helped Armagh win the Ulster Senior Football Championship as well as the county's first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. He scored in seven out of Armagh's eight Championship games that year and contributed three points in the All-Ireland Final. For his performances he was named 2002 Young Footballer of the Year.

Rónán Clarke Ronan Clarke Succeeds James Daly in Armagh Ladies Gaelic Football

In 2003 Armagh once again reached the All-Ireland final, but were defeated by neighbours Tyrone. 2004 saw Clarke and Armagh again win the Ulster Championship.

Rónán Clarke Ronan Clarke Armagh manager YouTube

In 2005 Clarke helped Armagh win the National League, beating Wexford in the final. Later that year he helped Armagh win another Ulster Championship.

Rónán Clarke Former Armagh GAA star Ronan Clarke out of intensive care

Clarke helped Armagh win the 2006 Ulster Championship and was named Irish News Ulster All-Stars Player of the Year. It was the second time he had been selected on the Ulster All-Stars team. He was awarded an All Star award for his 2006 performances with Armagh. He was also named in the 2006 GPA Team of the Year and nominated for GPA Footballer of the Year.

Rónán Clarke Ronan Clarke making gradual progress from head injury The Irish News

Clarke missed the 2007 season due to a cruciate ligament injury suffered in the 2006 season. He won another Ulster Championship medal with Armagh in 2008 and was awarded another All Star for his performances throughout that year's Championship.


Rónán Clarke Former Armagh GAA star Ronan Clarke now stable and in recovery

Clarke helped Pearse Óg win the 2000 Ulster Minor Club Football Championship, which he described as his greatest moment in sport. Clarke has reached the Armagh Senior Football Championship final with Pearse Óg on a number of occasions, but they have been defeated by Crossmaglen each time until 2009, when Clarke helped Pearse Óg defeat Crossmaglen in the quarter final of the Armagh Senior Football Championship ending Crossmaglens 13 year win streak in the competition. Pearse Óg went on to win the Championship defeating city rivals Armagh Harps on a scoreline of 0-8 to 0-4 earning Clarke his first Senior County medal.

International Rules

Rónán Clarke Ronan Clarke in humorous video for fundraiser The Irish News

Clarke has in the past represented Ireland in the International Rules Series.


Rónán Clarke Ronan Clarke Succeeds James Daly in Armagh Ladies Gaelic Football

Clarke attended St Brigid's High School, moving to Saint Patrick's Grammar School, Armagh where he was on the team that won the Ulster Colleges Championship, the MacRory Cup in 2000. His teammates included Sean Cavanagh, Peter Quigley and Brian Mullen.


  • 5 Ulster Senior Football Championship 2002 2004 2005 2006 2008
  • 1 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 2002
  • 1 National Football League Division 1 2005
  • Pearse ÓG
  • 3 Armagh Minor Football Championship 1998 1999 2000
  • 1 Ulster Minor Club Football Championship 2000
  • 1 Armagh Senior Football Championship 2009
  • 1 Armagh Under-21 Football Championship 2001
  • Awards
  • 3 Irish News Ulster All-Star 2005 2006 2008
  • 2 GAA GPA All Stars Awards 2006 2008
  • 1 All Star Young Footballer of the Year 2002
  • 1 Irish News Footballer of the Year 2006
  • Ireland
  • 1 International Rules 2008
  • School
  • 1 MacRory Cup 2000
  • References

    Rónán Clarke Wikipedia

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