Croke Park will suit Armagh’s style of play says McCorry

By Shaun Casey FORMER Armagh player, manager and coach Jim McCorry believes that the wide-open spaces of Croke Park will suit his county this weekend as they take on Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final. McCorry was a coach under Kieran McGeeney as recently as 2020 and spent three years in the management team. He suggests […]

McCormack: Ballyhegan pushing hard for promotion

By Shaun Casey AFTER a couple of rough weeks when results didn’t quite go their way, Ballyhegan are now back on track with two wins on the trot and are well in the promotion shake up heading into the final few rounds of the Division 3A league. The Davitts lost the Junior Championship final last season […]

MATCH PREVIEW: Time for Armagh to deliver

By Shaun Casey WHEN all the names were placed into the hat on Monday morning, Armagh knew they could only draw Roscommon or Louth as they’d already clashed with Galway and Ulster rivals Derry in the group stages. No matter what happened, the Orchard faithful were going to be buoyed by an ‘easy’ draw but […]

Armagh are plotting for the future

Armagh is developing a multimillion-pound training facility at St Malachy’s, Portadown. Shaun Casey writes… AFTER Armagh’s one-point defeat to Donegal in the Division Two league final at Croke Park, Kieran McGeeney lamented the fact that his side couldn’t train for a week in the build up to the game as there were no pitches available. The […]

All to play for in Armagh club leagues

By Shaun Casey THINGS couldn’t be much tighter at the top of the Division 1A table as current league champions Clann Eireann are tied on 14 points with the reigning Senior Championship holders Crossmaglen. Clann Eireann’s SFC winning captain from 2021 Shea Heffron has returned from a year out and Ruairi Lavery’s side are preparing […]

Armagh sticking to the process

By Shaun Casey LONGFORD perhaps don’t have the same aura around them as maybe a Dublin would, but Armagh are coming up against the current Leinster champions and won’t be taking their Electric Ireland All-Ireland quarter-final challenge lightly. The Orchard County lost out in their own provincial decider to reigning Ulster and All-Ireland champions Derry, […]

Derry are a top three team says McGeeney

By Shaun Casey DERRY are still among the main contenders for Sam Maguire says Armagh boss Kieran McGeeney, despite the Oakleaf County suffering back-to-back championship defeats to Donegal and Galway. Armagh make the journey to Celtic Park this weekend having recovered from their Ulster final defeat to Donegal as they bounced back with a five-point victory […]

Marsden: Armagh need to deliver

By Shaun Casey FORMER Armagh attacker Diarmaid Marsden believes that this Sunday, his county will finally end their long wait for a provincial crown when they take on Jim McGuinness’ Donegal in Clones. The Orchard County haven’t claimed the Anglo Celt since 2008, when they dominated Ulster with seven titles in ten seasons stretching back […]

GList: An Orchard dominated rivalry

Down may be well ahead when it comes to the Sam Maguire roll of honour, but Armagh have won seven of the last 10 championship meetings against their neighbours… By Niall McCoy 2023 Armagh 4-10 Down 0-12 Advertisement DOWN fans arrived at a rain-sodden Clones full of expectation after an impressive win over Donegal, but […]

McGeeney pleased with opening day victory

By Shaun Casey HISTORICALLY, Fermanagh always prove to be a tough test for Armagh, especially in Brewster Park, but the Orchard County were convincing victors over their hosts last weekend, winning 3-9 to 0-11. Three first-half goals were key for Kieran McGeeney’s side, and the game was essentially over at half time. Ultan Kelm picked […]