Do or die for Orchard hurlers

By Shaun Casey   IT’S do or die for the Armagh hurlers this weekend as they aim to fight off the looming threat of relegation. If Cavan overcame Monaghan on Saturday and Armagh do the business against Louth, then Karl McKeegan’s side with avoid the drop to Division Four for next season. Armagh have just […]

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 […]

It’s do-or-die time for the Down hurlers

By Shaun Casey THINGS are fairly simple for Down this weekend as they head south to take on Kildare. Win, and they remain in the Joe McDonagh Cup for another season but lose, and they’re guaranteed relegation. A draw won’t do for Ronan Sheehan’s men has the Lilywhites have the upper hand in terms of […]

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 […]

Conor McGurk Cup fixtures released

THE Conor McGurk Cup will once again be played in 2023, with the structure taking the form of a knockout format this time around. Down are the reigning champions, having defeated Donegal in last season’s decider 1-22 to 2-18. Ulster University and QUB will once again field a team and Leinster opponents Louth likewise, just […]