Armagh youngsters named as ‘Future Stars’

A number of Armagh youngsters have picked up McKeever Sports Queen’s University Belfast Future Stars awards.

The Orchard County was represented on the 2024 Future Stars Camogie, Football and Ladies Football teams.

Eimear McGeary of St Patrick’s High School Keady earned a spot on the Camogie team at wing half forward.

McGeary plays her club camogie with St Joseph’s Madden and is a member of the Armagh Minor Camogie team.

The Armagh Minors have qualified for the All-Ireland B final where they’ll take on Kildare on Sunday afternoon.

On the Ladies Football team, there were two Armagh representatives, in defence and in attack.

Ladies team

Elsie Druse of St Catherine’s College Armagh is at corner back. St Ronan’s Lurgan pupil Aoibhin Donohoe was placed at forward.

Druse of the Armagh Harps club is a current member of the Armagh Minor team. Her older sister Emily helped Armagh win their first ever Division One League title this season.

The Future Stars award is the cherry on the cake for Donohoe, who has experienced an incredible few months.

Donohoe helped Clann Eireann win back-to-back SFC titles before going on to win Ulster for the first time in their history.

The young attacker kicked a point in the Ulster final against Bredagh and is also on the Armagh Minor team at present.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Donohoe also starred for St Ronan’s as they claimed the All-Ireland Post Primary School Junior ‘B’ Championship.

She scored 1-1 in the decider against Presentation College, Headford, Co. Galway as St Ronan’s won 3-7 to 0-10.

Dromintee duo Gavin and Diarmuid O’Rourke were among the back six on the Men’s Football team.

The pair are currently on the County Minor team that recently won the Ulster Shield League title.

They also helped their club to the Paul McGirr Ulster Minor title last year when they beat Errigal Ciaran.