Hurling and camogie

Ex-Antrim boss Terence McNaughton takes over Armagh

Former Antrim boss Terence McNaughton is to take over Armagh until the end of the season. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin

TERENCE McNaughton has answered an SOS call to take charge of the Armagh hurlers until the end of the season.

It is understood the Antrim great was persuaded to come on board earlier this week following Padraig O’Connor’s departure.

The Orchard men are currently sitting third in the Allianz NHL Division 3A standings behind leaders Tyrone and Roscommon, winning two games and losing two.

They suffered losses to the two teams above them in the League while McNaughton’s first match in charge is a trip to Birmingham to face Warwickshire on Sunday March 20.

Armagh will compete in this year’s Nicky Rackard Cup with five round-robin games against Donegal, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Warwickshire and Roscommon which gets underway on Sunday April 10 at home to the Rossies.

McNaughton, who enjoyed several managerial stints with his native county, led St Enda’s Glengormley to county and provincial honours in 2019.

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