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Armagh propose former captain Jarlath Burns as new GAA president

Former GAA player Jarlath Burns
Former GAA player Jarlath Burns

Armagh have announced that they will nominate their former Ulster Championship winning captain Jarlath Burns as the next GAA president.

A new president will be elected at next month's Congress to replace the outgoing John Horan and will serve a three-year term until 2024.

Burns will join Mick Rock as the second name in the running, after the Roscommon man was proposed by his county on Monday night, and is aiming to become the first president from Ulster since Peter Quinn in the early 1990s.

Burns, a midfielder during his playing days, represented Armagh for over a decade and captained the team in 1999 when they won their first Ulster title in 17 years.

Following his retirement, immediately after the Orchard county's provincial success, he was elected to the Central Council, where he sat between 2000 and 2003, while he was also the first players' representative to sit on the Ard Comhairle.

His administration roles also include being chairman on both the Standing Committee on the Playing Rules and the 125th Anniversary Committee, while he is the Armagh delegate to the Ulster GAA.

Currently he serves on the management committee of both Armagh and the Ulster GAA.

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