Orchard target winning start out west


By Shaun Casey ARMAGH reached the Division 3A league final last year but their long-awaited promotion to Division 2B was again held up as Karl McKeegan’s side just came up short against Roscommon, who were admittedly much better on the day. Since suffering relegation to Division 3A in 2018, Armagh have competed in four league finals, […]


“It’s an hour’s walk from the changing rooms to the training pitch”


Name: Tiarnan O’Hare.   Age: Advertisement 22.   Teams played for: Armagh hurlers, Carrickcruppen and Craobh Rua.   Who are your main rivals? Shane O’Neill’s, Killeavy and Tyrone. Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? Middletown, it’s a big pitch that’s good for forwards. Which opposition ground do you dislike going to […]


McGuinness calls it quits with Armagh


By Shaun Casey ARMAGH hurler Eoin McGuinness called time on his inter-county career after ten years of service in the orange and white as the Orchard County’s 2023 season came to a close last Saturday afternoon. McGuinness, who played in four Nickey Rackard Cup finals for Armagh but ended up on the losing side each […]


Confidence is high in Armagh camp says McKeegan


By Kieran Lynch ARMAGH are going into this weekend’s home clash against Donegal with an extra degree of confidence after they got their Nickey Rackard Cup campaign off to a winning start last week. The Orchard County would have been sick of the sight of Roscommon, having lost to the Rossies twice in the league, […]


Improving Armagh bidding for promotion


By Kieran Lynch ARMAGH are hoping to achieve promotion from Division 3A in manager Karl McKeegan’s first year on the job, but things won’t come easy against Roscommon. The Orchard County showed flashes of good and bad, with wins over Louth, Mayo and Fermanagh, but defeat against Monaghan and a hammering at the hands of […]


Armagh hurlers hoping for revenge


By Shaun Casey ARMAGH’S first objective for 2023 was met last Saturday as they reached the semi-finals of the Division 3A league with a one-point win over Fermanagh. They’ll now face Monaghan, with the prize on offer a spot in the league final against Roscommon and a shot at promotion. Monaghan overcame the Orchard County […]


Armagh ready for Rossie road trip


By Shaun Casey ARMAGH face a long journey to Roscommon this weekend and a tough task as they continue their push for promotion. The Rossies haven’t won a game this season, with their only points coming from draws against Mayo and Fermanagh. But Armagh manager Karl McKeegan believes Roscommon, who are under new management, will […]


Armagh hurling boss McKeegan keen to get up and running


By Shaun Casey IF recent history is anything to go by, then Armagh’s National Hurling League opener with Louth has the potential to be a cracker. Their last two meetings have been decided by last-minute scores, with the Orchard County just edging through by one point on both occasions. Dean Gaffney was the hero in […]


McKeegan calls for commitment from Armagh


By Shaun Casey KARL McKeegan will lead the Armagh hurlers into the new season and the Antrim legend is looking forward to getting started. The busy period of sorting out a panel and finalising his management team is almost over and the games will soon be coming thick and fast. The Orchard County have been […]