New post for Paul

FORMER Armagh coaching officer Paul Kelly has been handed a new role in the county as chairman of the Armagh Hurling Board.

Although not all the relevant information was available at the time of going to press it is known that Paul’s new role was ratified at a county board meeting on Monday night.

The Lurgan man for the past five years held the office of Armagh coaching officer which was primarily a football position, but with the county’s hurling board out of office for the past number of seasons the move could be seen by some as an attempt to stabilise hurling in Armagh, which recently has been going through a difficult period.

Paul Kelly recently made no secret of the fact that in his opinion he was ‘by-passed’ for the Armagh under 21 job yet his recent appointment has come as a surprise and could cause ripples amongst some of the more traditional hurling folk