KEVIN CASSSIDY: Final has makings of a classic

IT wasn’t to be for Donegal on Sunday in Croke Park as the better team won on the day. We were beaten by a more efficient Galway side. I penned here last week that I felt that two things would determine the outcome of this game. Number one was Donegal’s lack of a kicking game and […]

Donaghy hails Orchard resilience

By Shaun Casey THERE was plenty to be proud of from an Armagh perspective in their All-Ireland semi-final win over Kerry, but coach Kieran Donaghy picked out two things that helped guided the Orchard County over the line. Donaghy came up against his native county, which was undoubtedly a tough assignment to undertake, but with […]

Grugan gives league finals green light

By Shaun Casey RORY Grugan can see both sides of the argument but the lure of a day out in Croke Park with the chance to win silverware in a national final is why the Armagh playmaker has backed league finals to remain in a congested calendar. Grugan was part of previous Armagh teams that […]

Armagh announce line up for Louth clash

Kieran McGeeney has named a strong starting line up to take on Louth in Saturday’s Division Two league opener. Although some big players, like the O’Neill brothers Oisin and Rian along with Andrew Murnin have been omitted, there’s still plenty of notable names right throughout the team. Ross McQuillan and Aidan Nugent of Cullyhanna won’t […]

Ulster says go

Does the Ulster Championship still matter?Three leading lights in Ulster football certainly think so. By Shaun Casey WHAT does the Ulster Championship mean? Does it still carry as much weight as it used to? A lot of talk has surrounded the provincial championships over the past number seasons, due to the new restructuring of the […]

No place to ‘Hyde’ for Armagh

By Shaun Casey AT the start of the season, Armagh fans may have been targeting Roscommon as a guaranteed two points, but things have changed dramatically following the opening two rounds. Roscommon are flying high at the top of Division One, a single point ahead of the Orchard County, and are in a rich vein […]

Rory Grugan gearing up for another year with Armagh

By Shaun Casey RORY Grugan was named as the 2022 Armagh Player of the Year after another fantastic season in the orange and white at the start of December. The Ballymacnab playmaker, who won an All-Ireland minor title in 2009, first represented his county at senior level in 2011. Over the past decade, he’s moulded […]

Armagh stars sowing seeds in the Orchard County

A group of Armagh footballers are inspiring the children in the county with coaching camps, Shaun Casey writes… DURING the summer of 2021 a number of Armagh players, namely Rory Grugan, Oisin O’Neill, Aidan Nugent, Jack Grugan and James Morgan, began the ‘Armagh Coaching School’ and it blossomed from there. Over the course of 18 […]