Fortress Athletic Grounds

February 18, 2019 

 ● Allianz National league Division 2 Round 4 Armagh v Tipperary

League football as always is very unpredictable but the saving grace for all counties when it comes to promotion or relegation has been their home form. Division Two had been earmarked as the most competitive of all of the 4 divisions and with only a 3 point differential between top and bottom of the table following 3 rounds of fixtures that prediction is proving true thus far. Read more

Is Brea Liom

February 18, 2019 

First and foremost, I wish to correct myself. In my last article, I recalled an anecdote about a particular Monaghan referee with the surname of McEneaney.  Read more

Legendary GAA coach sudden passing

February 18, 2019 

Legendary GAA coach John Morrison whose sudden passing not only rocked the entire GAA fraternity but impacted on many more sport coaches, who had huge admiration for one of life’s gentlemen who was highly respected for his innovative and positive approach. Read more

First League Defeat for Armagh

February 12, 2019 

 ● Allianz National league Division 2 Round 3 – Meath 2-13 Armagh 0-13

Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney replaced the suspended Jamie Clarke (whose appeal against his sending off was turned down earlier in the week) with Ryan McShane in the only alteration to the team that started against Clare. Read more

Banner steal from the Orchard

February 4, 2019 

 ● Allianz National League Division 2 round 2 – Armagh 1-13 (16) Clare 2-10 (16)

Armagh drew for the second week in a row and will rightfully feel that once again even more so than last week that it is a point lost rather than gained. 14 man Armagh (Jamie Clarke straight red 30 minutes) began the second half 2 points in arrears 1-8 to 1-6 but by the 33rd minute they held a 1-13 to 1-9 lead but Clare’s best player David Turbidy twice from the sideline, firstly with a terrific point followed by a deflected goal from near the same spot left the long long way to Clare from Newry an awful lot shorter for the Banner as they picked up their first League point. Read more

Meath toughest test to date

February 4, 2019 

 ● Allianz National league Division 2 round 3 –  Meath v Armagh Sunday 10th February Pairc Tailteann at 2pm

Undefeated Armagh face their toughest League test to date as they travel to Pairc Tailteann, Navan for a third round fixture against Meath. As is usual with the matches between these team down the years, Armagh will get a royal reception from their hosts who will be anxious to get back on the promotion trail after slipping up late in Ballybofey as Donegal added a late 1-3 to pip them 1-13 to 0-14. Read more

The One That Got Away

January 28, 2019 

 ● Allianz National league Division 2 round 1 – Armagh 1-11 (14) Kildare 0-14 (14)

As Armagh team mentors and supporters made the journey home from Newbridge they would collectively be of the opinion that this was a point lost rather than gained following a 1-11 to 0-14 draw. Read more

Not Quite Convinced…

January 28, 2019 

By Barry McAllister

Saturday two weeks ago, I went down to Armagh to see the McKenna Cup Final.  Read more

Armagh pay the penalty

January 21, 2019 

 ● Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup 2019 Final  Armagh 0-14 Tyrone 0-16

Armagh were edged out by Tyrone 0-16 to 0-14 in a very feisty Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup final in front of a bumper crowd at the Athletic Grounds. Defensive ill-discipline and a missed penalty were to prove the hosts undoing as referee Joe McQuillan brandished 3 red cards and issued another 11 yellows in an encounter that simmered from the outset and threatened to boil over on several occasions as the contest ended with 13 Armagh players and 14 for Tyrone on the field of play. Read more

Mighty Quinn Ulster Elite Champion

January 21, 2019 

There was magic in the air last night, the fairy dust was everywhere, all the child of Pragues were left out, prayers can be answered, hopes can be realised, they can also be dashed, but ability will, most times, come to the forefront, dedication and self belief, not cockiness, will overcome most obstacles, and on Saturday night in Ulster Hall, Camlough ABC boxer and Belleek GAC footballer, enthralled the large crowd in the magnificent Ulster Hall, home of amateur Boxing, with those attributes.  Read more

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