McEntee hails Armagh clout
WITH Aidan O'Rourke's appointment in Louth, the influence of the All-Ireland-winning Armagh side of 2002 continues to be felt in the game.
O'Rourke's appointment, along with Kieran McGeeney's job in Kildare and Justin McNulty's role in Laois, means that half of that side's rearguard are now involved in inter-county management.
"They have been a bunch of leaders even before they won the 2002 All-Ireland," said Crossmaglen and Armagh hero John McEntee.
"There were three or four years where the players were very heavily involved in making decisions and probably put a lot of thought into football that you'd mightn't traditionally think county players would put in, certainly at that time.
"I suppose they all learned a bit off each other and felt they'd something else to contribute and they've gone in at different levels. Aidan O'Rourke has only gone into management this year whereas previous years he was assistant manager or trainer."