Aaron Kernan

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Aaron Kernan is a Gaelic football player from Crossmaglen, County Armagh, in Ireland. He plays for the local Crossmaglen Rangers club and for the Armagh senior football team.

Kernan is the son of former Armagh player and manager Joe Kernan, his brothers Stephen, Tony and Paul are also Crossmaglen and Armagh panel members, and their younger brother Ross plays for Crossmaglen also.

Playing career[edit]


Kernan has had great success with his club team Crossmaglen Rangers. He has won 8 Armagh County medals, 5 Ulster club medals and 2 All-Ireland club medal in 2007, 2011 he received Man of the Match for his performance in the match. Kernan has won the Ulster championship 4 times in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008 and a Ulster Under-21 Football Championship in 2004 and an All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship in 2004. He joined the Cross senior team in 2003.


In 2005, Kernan made the breakthrough into the Armagh senior team, with his father Joe as manager.[1] In 2005 Armagh won the National Football League and the Ulster Senior Football Championship. Kernan was named All Stars Young Footballer of the Year.[1]

Since then, Kernan has won the Ulster Senior Football Championship with Armagh in 2006 and 2008 as has emerged as one of their top defenders.[2]

He injured himself with all his playing, and had to stop playing in November 2013.[3]

International rules[edit]

Kernan was selected for the Ireland team to play in the 2008 International Rules Series.[4]




  1. ^ a b Keys, Colm (13 June 2008). "Kernans cast off family ties". Irish Independent. Retrieved 13 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Drunken air-rage man jailed for five months". Irish News. 
  3. ^ "Armagh's Aaron Kernan forced to take long injury lay-off". BBC Sport. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tyrone & Kerry dominate Ireland squad". RTÉ Sport. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 

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