Crossmaglen Rangers forward Jamie Clarke has committed his inter-county future to the Armagh footballers for the coming season.
The highly-rated forward had earlier hinted at moving abroad to do some travelling after Rangers’ quest for a third successive club All-Ireland title concluded.
New Orchard County manager Paul Grimley was resigned to losing Clarke at least for the Allianz league campaign. However, Clarke has taken up a new ambassador role promoting football within the county and looks to be settling in well.
Speaking to www.gaa.ie Grimley was relieved about Clarke’s return to the Orange of Armagh.
“Jamie has got his degree and will be settling into his new role. It will be a terrific shot in the arm for Armagh football to have him working here. He has so much to offer,” Grimley said.
Crossmaglen face Roscommon side St. Brigid’s in the All-Ireland semi-final on February 16th and it’s expected Clarke will re-join the county panel once his club commitments have been completed.