KEVIN CASSIDY: An early litmus test for Donegal

BASED on the games that we have seen to date, I don’t think this year’s National Football League has fully caught fire yet. Having said that, it does continue to throw us up blockbusters on a weekly basis. As I glance through the fixtures this weekend, the ones to catch my eye are undoubtedly the clash of […]

Motivated McGeeney taking on familiar foe in Kildare

By Shaun Casey KILDARE gave Kieran McGeeney his big break into inter-county management, but this Sunday, a win against his former side will force the Lilywhites further towards relegation while pushing Armagh a step closer to promotion. The opening two rounds couldn’t have gone any differently for Armagh and Kildare, who sit at opposite ends […]

McGonigle feels Armagh have more to give

Compiled by John Fallon ARMAGH manager Gregory McGonigle said they have plenty of room for improvement despite continuing their blistering start to the Lidl National Football League with a third win in a row. They held Galway scoreless when they had the wind in the opening half before securing a 0-8 to 0-6 win at […]

Armagh continue winning run

Lidl NFL Division 1 Armagh 0-8 Galway 0-6 By Shaun Casey ARMAGH continued their winning start to their Lidl NFL Division 1 campaign with a two-point victory over Galway at the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds. The swirling breeze proved difficult for both teams, although Armagh coped better with the conditions. Advertisement In a low scoring encounter, […]

McGeeney poised for Royal rumble

By Shaun Casey KIERAN McGeeney needs no telling of what Armagh can expect when they welcome Meath to town on Saturday evening. During his playing days, ‘Geezer’ shared many bruising encounters with the Royals. On the line this weekend he’ll come up against Colm O’Rourke, who he picked up when the sides clashed in the […]

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, […]

Kieran McGeeney: Four decades of dedication

KIERAN McGeeney was just entering his teenage years when he first pulled on the Armagh jersey that would go on to define his very existence. An Armagh select headed south for a challenge game with Cork when ‘Geezer’ ticked the first box in a list of lifetime ambitions. After three years with the county minors, […]

Hard work is Armagh ladies’ key ingredient

By Shaun Casey PLAYING against the top teams in Ireland and measuring yourself against them is where Armagh want to be said their manager Greg McGonigle, whose side opened their account with a five-point win over Waterford last weekend. Two goals inside 60 seconds from Aimee Mackin and Aoife McCoy helped Armagh hold their Munster opponents […]

McGeeney expecting tough opener against neighbours

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH have met Louth three times since Kieran McGeeney returned to the Orchard County following his six-year stint with Kildare and have an unbeaten record against their Leinster neighbours. In 2014, a late Stefan Forker goal saved Armagh’s blushes and stole a point while in 2015 and 2017, McGeeney’s men were ahead […]