Former All-Ireland winner Ronan Clarke in intensive care

Former All-Ireland winner Ronan Clarke in intensive care

FORMER Armagh footballer Ronan Clarke is making progress after suffering a serious head injury in a club game at the weekend.

The 32-year-old Pearse Og man collided with a post during his side’s meeting with Maghery in the Armagh club championship on Friday.

He has been in intensive care in Craigavan Area Hospital after his condition dramatically declined following the match, but his father has revealed that he is now showing signs of improvement.

"He's just making gradual progress,” Adrian Clarke told The Irish News. “His condition is stable and he's in intensive care.

"We're taking every step by step. We're happy enough that he's in Craigavon, they are in constant contact with the RVH.”

The RVH is the regional specialist centre for `Critical Care' and the `Regional Trauma Centre'.

Clarke, who got married just two weeks ago, is a two-time All Star and won the 2002 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship with Armagh, the county’s only Sam Maguire success.