Up for the Match – Meet our guests

Our live Up for the Match preview podcast takes place tomorrow night as we look ahead to Sunday’s senior decider.

On the night Joe Kernan, Tommy Coleman and Declan Doyle will discuss the ins and outs of the big game.

Take a look at the three men who will give us their views and opinions on where the Gerry Fegan Cup will end up this year.

Joe Kernan

Kernan will forever go down as a Crossmaglen and Armagh legend having managed both to All-Ireland titles.

A towering midfielder in his playing days, Kernan represented Armagh in just their second ever All-Ireland final appearance in 1977.

By the time they reached the decider again, 25 years later, the two-time All-Star was now in charge.

He guided Armagh to the Sam Maguire for the first time ever in 2002 and got back to the showpiece the following year.

Kernan also won four Ulster titles and one National League during his tenure with the Orchard County.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Tommy Coleman

Coleman created history last season when he guided Clann Eireann to their first Senior Championship crown in 58-years.

The Lurgan men did so by defeating Crossmaglen with a storming final quarter turning the match on its head.

Coleman introduced Jack Conlon and Ruairi McDonald to the fray, and both had a major bearing on the destination of the Gerry Fegan Cup.

The pair rattled home a goal apiece to secure a victory that will see Coleman forever go down as a legend around the Clann Eireann club.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Declan Doyle

Declan Doyle retired from playing duty in the last few years, having represented Granemore in the Senior Championship for the seasons before.

Doyle topped scored for Granemore against Crossmaglen the last time the sides met in the championship. Doyle hit 0-3 as the Rangers ran out 4-15 to 1-7 winners.

An Intermediate championship winner with Granemore in 2005, Doyle played most of his career in the forward line but moved to between the sticks in later years.

He was also part of the first ever Granemore team to win an u-16 Division One championship back in 2002. The same team would go on to win a minor championship two years later.

Photo Credit: John Merry