Paul Hearty

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Paul Hearty
Personal information
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Goalkeeper
Born (1978-05-01) 1 May 1978 (age 39)
Armagh, Northern Ireland
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Years Club
1995- Crossmaglen Rangers
Club titles
Armagh titles 19
Ulster titles 11
All-Ireland Titles 6
Years County
2000-2012 Armagh
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 5
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 0

Paul Hearty is a Gaelic football player from Armagh, Northern Ireland. He is the current goalkeeper on the Armagh senior football team. He was named in goal for the 2006 Irish News Ulster Allstars team for his performances in Armagh's 2006 Uster championship win.


Hearty is part of the Crossmaglen team that has won 13 Armagh Senior Football Championships in a row between 1996 and 2008.[1] This equals the national record for consecutive county football championships set by Ballina Stephenites of Mayo between 1904 and 1916. The 2008 triumph was Cross' 37th in all, also drawing them level with Castleblayney Faughs's record of most county football championships ever. He has also won the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship seven times and the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship four times with the club. Hearty, along with Oisín McConville, John McEntee, Tony McEntee, Francie Bellew and Cathal Short is one of six Cross players to have shared in all these successes since 1996.[1]


Hearty also was sub Goalkeeper on the 2002 All-Ireland winning football team, and played on the losing side the following year against Tyrone. He has 6 ulster championship medals a national league and was nominated for an all-star in 2005.



  1. ^ a b Archer, Kenny (21 October 2008). "Thirteen on the trot for six of the best". The Irish News. p. 42. Retrieved 22 October 2008.