Down on the Up

June 26, 2017 

USFC Down 1-14 Monaghan 0-15

Down rolled back the years as their DNA when it comes to getting on a championship run manifested itself once again with a display of intensity, physicality, commitment, attitude, skill, all the attributes needed to oust hotly tipped Monaghan from the Ulster Championship at the Athletic Grounds on Saturday evening. Read more

Armagh Back on Ferm footing

June 26, 2017 

Qualifiers Round 1B Armagh 0-20 Fermanagh 0-11

Armagh comfortably dismissed the Fermanagh challenge at the Athletic grounds to advance to the second round of the qualifiers. Read more

Players Responsibility

June 19, 2017 

Having finished off my Ulster Senior Championship loss to Down at Pairc Esler with the quote “The facts, the facts you cannot dispute the facts” which aptly comes from a book called Hard Times, a thing which Armagh football has fallen into over the last decade or so. Read more

Mourne men who love to reach Ulster final

June 19, 2017 

USFC Down v Monaghan Saturday 24th June Athletic Grounds at 6.30pm

Second Division Galway’s defeat of First Division Mayo apart, all Provincial Football Championship matches to date have replicated league standing so on that basis First Division Monaghan should beat Second Division Down. Read more

Third Time Unlucky

June 12, 2017 

Nicky Rackard Cup Final Derry 3-23 Armagh 2-15

At Croke Park on Saturday afternoon favourites Derry made it third time unlucky for Armagh as they beat them 3-23 to 2-15 in the final of the Nicky Rackard Cup. Read more

Busy Weekend for Athletic Grounds

June 12, 2017 

The Athletic Grounds in Armagh is in for a busy weekend on June 24 /25 as it plays host to an Ulster championship semi-final and a first round qualifier. Read more

Armagh are down and out

June 5, 2017 

USFC Down 0-15 v Armagh 2-7

A hungrier more determined Down were left celebrating their first Ulster SFC victory in four years and their first over Armagh since 1992 after dominating the second half against favorites Armagh who had won the last 5 championship encounters between the near neighbors. Read more

Can it be third time lucky for Armagh?

June 5, 2017 

Nicky Rackard Cup – Armagh v Derry Sat 10th June Croke Park @ 3pm

Armagh are back in Croke Park for the third year in a row in the Nicky Rackard Cup final next Saturday playing Derry, hoping that it will be a case of third time lucky in the competition for them. In the 2015 decider the Armagh lost by a single point 1-14 to 2-12 to Roscommon and a year late it was Mayo who triumphed 2-16 to 1-15. Armagh also lost the third ever Rackard Cup in 2007 as Roscommon beat them 1-12 to 0-13. Read more

Terrific intense local rivalry adds to the occasion

May 29, 2017 

USFC Down v Armagh @ 2pm in Pairc Esler, Sunday June 4th

From the moment the 2017 draw for the Ulster Senior football championship was made the stand out fixture was the Pairc Esler meeting of Down and Armagh. Read more

No back to back AOH’S for Cartwheel as Celtic hit 6

May 22, 2017 

Nwery AOH Final

Newry Celtic  6  Cartwheel United 1

No back-to-back AOH Cup FINAL wins for Cartwheel United.  Newry Celtic used all their experience and guile on Jennings Park on Friday night to  overcome the holders, in a final that finished  pretty much one-sided. Read more

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