Padden to make Orchard switch

January 10, 2011

Mayo's Billy Joe Padden
Mayo star Billy Joe Padden is on the verge of a switch to Armagh having completed a transfer from his native Belmullet to south Armagh club Carrickcruppen.

According to The Irish News, the 29-year-old has already been training with Paddy O'Rourke's squad and could be added to the panel ahead of next month's National Football League campaign when the Orchard men will make their return to the top flight.

Padden, who is the son of Mayo legend Willie Joe and a winner three Connacht title with his native county, has strong links with Camlough in Armagh and has experienced Ulster football having won a Sigerson All Star with Queen's University, Belfast in 2004.

If added to O'Rourke's panel, Padden would be a valuable asset to the Division Two champions as his versatility allows him to line-out at centre-field or in attack.

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