Armagh GAA in mourning after death of Kieran McGurk

Tributes have been paid to former Armagh footballer Kieran McGurk who died suddenly on Sunday.

The 49-year-old won an Ulster SFC medal with Armagh in 1982 and played with the county team until the mid-1990s.

He also won a Railway Cup medal with Ulster and captained his club Sarsfields to their first ever Armagh SFC title in 1990.

McGurk later managed his native Sarsfields, Kildress and Clann Eireann and also coached Donegal side Glenties.

Those to have paid tribute to the talented McGurk include his former county colleagues Brian McAlinden and Brian Canavan plus current players Steven McDonnell and Aaron Kernan.

"He was held in very high esteem in both county and club, and all across Ireland," said McAlinden.

The former Armagh star's funeral mass will take place at St Mary's Church, Derrytrasna on Thursday at 1100 BST.

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