Lurgan man appointedmanager of Down

With Lurgan Club St. Paul’s already crowned Armagh Division 2 Champions and looking forward to their Intermediate Championship semi-final against Grange at the weekend they will be delighted at the news one of their former players has been handed one of the most prestigious managerial posts in the game.

Friday, 26th September 2014, 3:00 pm
Press Eye - Belfast - 4 November 2012; Ballybay v Kilcoo Ulster Club SFC Quarter-finals - Clones Kilcoo manager Jim McCorry at the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship 2012, St. Tiernach's Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan. Picture by Philip Fitzpatrick.

Jim McCorry will take over from former Mourne boss James McCartan who has stepped aside, but the Down County board has agreed to let McCorry concentrate on his duties with his club side Kilcoo until the end of their season.

Jim McCorry, who in the nineties managed the Armagh Senior team along with his assistant John Morrison, has had several managerial positions in the club scene in County Down.

During his early days Jim won an Intermediate Championship medal with St. Paul’s and was a member of the Teghnevan side which collected two Division 1 titles and also made two Championship final appearances.

The Lurgan native who now lives in Rostrevor and works for the Newry and Mourne Council is highly rated in his adopted County, Jim played on a St. Paul’s side during the 80s and 90s which included several County players Mickey Mc Donald, Dennis Seeley, Kieran McNally, Liam McCorry, and Paul McGlone all wore the Armagh colours with distinction.