In 1999 Steven McDonnell was drafted into the Armagh senior panel and it wasn't long before he and his fellow team members were making Armagh a force in Ulster football again. A county starved of Anglo Celt success since 82 all of a sudden had successive titles in the bag under Brian McAlinden & Brian Canavan (99 & 00). In late 2001 former Armagh all star Joe Kernan took the baton as Armagh boss and in 2002, his debut season, he led Armagh to Ulster & All Ireland success. It was largely down to a team effort of course but Steven McDonnell played a starring role, summed up best by the fact he hit the winning point v Kerry in the 02 final. Steven's personal achievements in the game are highly impressive, 3x All Star, Player Of The Year in 2003 and the first player to hit the 100 points tally in the International rules series back in 2011. I caught up with Steven yesterday to reflect on all of the above & much more.
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