Former Armagh star Aidan O'Rourke leaves Lilywhites

Aidan O'Rourke and Kieran McGeeney watch the Lilywhites in action
Aidan O'Rourke and Kieran McGeeney watch the Lilywhites in action

Aidan O'Rourke has quit his role as Kieran McGeeney's assistant at Kildare after two seasons with the Lilywhites.

The former Armagh player, who won the 2002 All-Ireland title with McGeeney, is leaving the Leinster side because of the amount of travel involved.

O'Rourke had to drive a six-hour round trip to training sessions in Newbridge.

He was recently appointed as the full-time GAA Development Officer as Queen's University in Belfast and he plays club football with Dromintee.

Kildare made their All-Ireland exit this year after a dramatic 1-12 to 0-14 defeat to Donegal in the quarter-finals.