Morgan aiming for January return

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH defender James Morgan is targeting a return to the football field in January after an injury-plagued season. The Crossmaglen man missed the Orchard County’s league campaign but returned for the Ulster Championship. While Morgan did line out on Ulster final day, an injury picked up against Westmeath in the first round […]

Rafferty’s road to guarding the goal

Shaun Casey talks to Ethan Rafferty about his recent injury news and how he ended up as the starting goalkeeper on the Armagh senior intercounty team. ETHAN Rafferty’s career has taken many different directions with plenty of bumps along the way, but the biggest turning point came in an in-house game against the Armagh u-21 […]


Some savagely tough nuts have graced the fields of Ireland. Michael McMullan takes a look at home he recalls watching in action. Brian McGilligan THE fact Kevin Heffernan took him to the International Rules in 1986 after just one senior appearance tells you enough. Starting him at full-back ahead of Mick Lyons is another example […]

McGeeney heaps praise on Armagh’s older crew

By Shaun Casey KIERAN McGeeney paid tribute to Armagh’s older guard for getting the Orchard County to the last eight of the All-Ireland series with a one-point win over Galway. In a pulsating, nip and tuck encounter with the Tribesmen, it was McGeeney’s side who edged ahead at the end of the game and held […]

Another classic on the cards?

By Shaun Casey A LOT of GAA commentary usually looks backwards instead of forwards and when it comes to Galway and Armagh, it’s impossible to preview this weekend’s tie without reflecting on last summer’s epic encounter. Goals, last minute equalisers, fights, red cards, heroic comebacks, penalties. You name it, last year’s quarter-final had it. Croke […]

Armagh name team to face Galway

Armagh have made two changes to the starting team as they prepare to face Galway in the final round of the All-Ireland group stages. Rian O’Neill misses out through suspension following his dismissal against Tyrone, while Jarly Og Burns has been dropped to the bench. Paddy Burns and Ciaran Higgins come into the team in […]

O’Neill’s one match ban upheld

RIAN O’Neill will play no part in Armagh’s clash with Galway in Carrick-on-Shannon this weekend as his one-match ban has been upheld. Armagh’s attempt to have O’Neill’s suspension rescinded has proven unsuccessful following a hearing with the CCCC last night. O’Neill was red carded in the first half of Armagh’s two-point defeat to arch-rivals Tyrone […]

Sparks expected to fly

All-Ireland SFC Round 2 TYRONE v ARMAGH Saturday, O’Neill’s Healy Park, 7pm (Live on RTÉ) By Niall Gartland Advertisement ARMAGH dumped reigning All-Ireland champions Tyrone out of the race for Sam with surprising ease this time last year, but the feeling is that the gap between the two teams has been not just narrowed but […]