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Kieran McGeeney To Remain In Charge Of Armagh [Report]

Reports have emerged that Armagh boss Kieran McGeeney is likely to remain in charge of the Orchard County despite calls from certain quarters for him to step down.  Andy Watters of the Irish News reports that the All-Ireland winning captain will be offered the chance to add to his tenure in charge of his native county. It is understood that …

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All-Ireland Qualifiers: Armagh Stun Monaghan In Clones

Less than a year after reaching their first All-Ireland semi-final in 30 years, Monaghan have exited the Championship before July after defeat to Armagh in their All-Ireland qualifier clash in Clones. It was seen as the tie of the round following Armagh’s narrow Ulster semi-final replay loss to Cavan two week’s ago. Monaghan laboured to a win against Fermanagh on …

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Sligo Snatch Nicky Rackard Win With Late Croke Park Rally

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What a wonderful day of hurling in Croke Park where Leitrim, Down and Sligo were all crowned respective All-Ireland champions after hard-fought victories at HQ. The day started with an absolute cracker between Leitrim and Lancashire that saw the O’Rourke County come out on top after extra-time. It was then Meath’s turn to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand …

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Doherty On His Semi-Final Heroics & Managing Against His Own Team

 Last week Pundit Arena obtained footage of the recent Nicky Rackard Cup semi-final between rivals, Armagh and Tyrone.  As the game entered the dying moments, Armagh held a slender lead over their neighbour’s but the game was very much there to be won. Tyrone had Armagh on the ropes and following a sustained period of pressure, they bore down on …

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Mayo Draw Down But Tie Of The Round Sees Monaghan Host Armagh

Mayo will travel to Páirc Esler to take on Down in the second round of this year’s All-Ireland Football Championship Qualifiers. The tie of the round, however, sees Ulster rivals, Monaghan host Armagh in Clones. Elsewhere, after defeat to Donegal on Saturday, Tyrone face a trip to Longford as they begin their road through the qualifiers. After defeating Wicklow on …

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Paul Mannion Cleared To Play In Leinster Semi-Final

Paul Mannion has been cleared to play in this weekend’s Leinster SFC semi-final with Kildare. The livewire forward was given a straight red card during Dublin’s clash with Louth last month following an altercation with Conal McKeever. Dublin would go on to win their Leinster quarter-final on a scoreline of 5-21 to 0-10 to set-up this weekend’s Croke Park clash …

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Spotlight: Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Mackey

They’ll have to do it all again next week but for now, we can revel in yet another cracking contest in the Ulster Football Championship. Cavan and Armagh played out a thrilling 1-14 to 0-17 draw at Clones on Sunday and the two sides will meet again this weekend to determine who will face either Donegal or Tyrone in this …

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Ten-Minute Murnin Cameo A Masterstroke From McGeeney

There will be a few sore bodies in Down and Armagh today following Sunday’s gruelling 90-minute thriller in Páirc Esler. However, Andrew Murnin will be nursing aches and pains for a different reason following his match-winning 10-minute cameo that saw Armagh take the spoils on derby day and give Kieran McGeeney his first Ulster Championship win as a manager. The …

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Rian O’Neill Stars For Armagh On Derby Day Debut Win Over Down

Michael Corry reporting live from Páirc Esler Down 3-13 Armagh 2-17 Wow… and breathe… what a finale. Extra-time was needed to separate Down and Armagh in front of 15,112 fans at Páirc Esler this afternoon but in the end, it was the Orchard County who came out on top.  Kieran McGeeney was looking for his first Ulster Championship win since …

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Full Round-Up Of Teams Ahead Of Football Championship Action

There are a couple of tasty affairs up for grabs this weekend across the Connacht and Ulster Senior Football Championships. The action gets underway this evening when Monaghan travel to Kingspan Breffni Park to take on local rivals Cavan for a place in the Ulster semi-finals. Whoever comes out on top tonight will be watching on in anticipation tomorrow as …

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Forgotten Friday: Reliving Armagh’s Breakthrough Win 20 Years On

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The beginning of the 21st century will be remembered as a golden period for Gaelic football in Armagh. The Orchard County were arguably the nation’s most successful side throughout the noughties. A plethora of Ulster titles through the century’s opening decade were wrapped nicely around All-Ireland titles in 2002 (senior), 2004 (U21) and 2009 (minor). While the 21st century ushered …

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McGeeney Names Four Debutants For Armagh’s Clash With Down

Kieran McGeeney has named four debutants for Armagh’s Ulster Senior Football Championship clash with Down on Sunday. Jarly Og Burns will make his debut at midfield where he will be partnered by the experienced Charlie Vernon. While Crossmaglen’s Rian O’Neill gets the nod at full-forward. Burns father, Jarlath, was captain of the Armagh side that defeated Down in the 1999 …

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