Armagh can claim top spot says McEvoy

ALL-IRELAND SFC ROUND THREE Armagh v Galway Sunday, Markievicz Park, 1.45pm By Shaun Casey IN their last two championship meetings, Armagh and Galway have served up so much drama and excitement that this weekend’s highly-anticipated clash has already got ‘game of the season’ contender written all over it. Extra-time, penalties, melees, goals, late winners. You name […]

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 […]

Preview: Showdown in the city

All-Ireland SFC Round Two Derry v Armagh Sunday, Celtic Park, 4pm By Michael McMullan SIX weeks feels like a lifetime in Derry. From league champions, a narrative now points towards their back-to-back defeats. That’s why Sunday’s visit of Armagh is huge. Speaking after their defeat in Galway, manager Mickey Harte felt it was a must […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: I expect another big Donegal performance

THE Donegal juggernaut rolls on after another impressive performance last weekend when they dismantled Tyrone on home soil. Jim McGuinness‘ men seem to be getting stronger with each passing week, and there is no doubt that they are now firmly in the conversation when it comes to All-Ireland potential winners. I expected Tyrone to put up […]

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 […]

O’Neill drops out of Armagh line-up

Rian O’Neill has been left out of the Armagh panel that host Westmeath this Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the All-Ireland group stages. O’Neill was substituted in extra time of Armagh’s Ulster final defeat to Donegal and his midfield spot has been taken by Tiernan Kelly. It’s one of two changes that Kieran […]

Donegal name team for Sunday’s Ulster final date with Armagh

By Michael McMullan SHAUN Patton has been named to start in Sunday’s Ulster final against Armagh as Donegal aim to lift the Anglo Celt Cup for the first time since 2019. The St Eunan’s ‘keeper went off injured against Derry with Gavin Mulreaney taking over in the win over Tyrone. Patton was listed on the […]

McCabe back for Armagh

By Michael McMullan ARMAGH manager Kieran McGeeney has made one change ahead of Sunday’s Ulster final against Donegal in Clones (4pm). Greg McCabe, listed as number 20, returns to the side making his first championship appearance of the season at the expense of Jarly Óg Burns. The only other change to the Orchard County squad […]

Paddy Burns: We want to win it for Geezer

By Shaun Casey THIS season marks Kieran McGeeney’s 10th in charge of his native county and also his 40th involved in the inter-county game. McGeeney first pulled on an Armagh shirt at u-14 level in 1984 and has given a lot to the cause since then. ‘Geezer’, as he’s more affectionately known, helped Armagh end […]