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The Professionals

March 11, 2019 

When I look at our games and our organisation I can’t help but marvel at it all.

Our athletes are in amazing shape and are some of the most skilful sporting individuals you will find, as brilliant of performers in their fields as the professionals in Real Madrid or Manchester City. Read more

Armagh’s Dromintee date delights McCoy

March 11, 2019 

Richard Bullick

Aoife McCoy can be forgiven for not being too disappointed that Armagh ladies won’t be playing in the Athletic Grounds this Saturday as originally intended. Read more

Murphy’s Law cost Armagh in Ballybofey

March 4, 2019 

● Allianz National league Division 2 Round 5 Donegal 1-9 Armagh 0-11

Playing with the aid of a strong wind at MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey in the opening half Armagh suffered firstly from Murphy’s Law and then at the hands of 2012 All-Ireland winning captain Michael Murphy who was sprung from the bench for his first appearance of the year. Read more

First league win for Armagh

February 25, 2019 

 ● Allianz National league Division 2 Round 4 Armagh 1-15 v Tipperary 0-12

A Charlie Vernon goal after 19 minutes, soon followed by the sending of of Tipp’s Brian Fox set Armagh up for their first league win of the campaign with a comfortable 1-15 to 0-12 victory. Read more

Donegal not as daunting

February 25, 2019 

 ● Allianz National league Division 2 – Donegal v armagh Saturday 2nd March at 7.15pm in Ballybofey

Now with a win under their belts and pre competition favourites for promotion after suffering consecutive defeats next Saturday nights trip to Balybofey seems a lot less daunting than it did a week ago. Read more

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

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