The Blaine game

By Shaun Casey THE Armagh goalkeeping position has been the subject of much debate in recent seasons. If truth be told, the Orchard County struggled to find a permanent replacement for Paul Hearty after the Crossmaglen man’s retirement in 2012. In the years that followed, many men guarded the goals for Armagh, but none really […]

Tierney: Geezer may opt to rotate goalkeepers

By Shaun Casey BENNY Tierney doesn’t envy the goalkeeping selection headache that Armagh boss Kieran McGeeney has ahead of the Ulster Championship. With Ethan Rafferty edging back to full fitness and Blaine Hughes in fine form, McGeeney has two brilliant options to choose from. Hughes was outstanding in the National League as the Orchard County […]

Hughes happy to be back with Armagh

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH net-minder Blaine Hughes says he’s “loving” being back in the county set-up having taken a year out last season. Hughes made his inter-county debut back in 2017 and played 11 times that season as Armagh reached the All-Ireland quarter-finals. His debut came against Longford in round three of the Division Three league, […]

Armagh announce squad for semi-final showdown

Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney has named his team to take on Mickey Harte’s Derry in the semi-final of the McKenna Cup. Armagh saw off Tyrone on Wednesday night by the minimum of margins and have made four changes for Saturday’s showdown. Blaine Hughes returns between the sticks having sat out last season and he replaces […]