Under 20s and minors in action this weekend

The under 20s are back in action this weekend as they travel to Inniskeen for in round two of the Philly McGuinness Development league.

Barry O’Hagan’s men got off to a great start last weekend. They defeated Westmeath by four points, 1-8 to 0-7.

A second half goal from Sean Rock secured the victory, as Armagh were the best team throughout.

Rock top scored with 1-1 while Ronan Fitzpatrick, Dan McCarthy, James O’Hara, Caolan Finnegan and Luke McKeever all got on the scoresheet as well.

The Armagh under 20s and minors are in action this weekend
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

That was played on the home turf of Silverbridge, but the Orchard are on the road on Saturday.

After the Monaghan match this weekend, Armagh must play Cavan in their postponed re-fixture.

Storm Eunice wreaked havoc on the opening weekend of fixtures two weeks ago when the sides were due to meet.

Led by All-Ireland winners Barry O’Hagan and Oisin McConville, everything will be building towards the championship.

The under 20s take on Donegal in the opening round of the Ulster championship. The same side they lost out to last season.


The Armagh minors are also in action this weekend as they begin their campaign with a home tie.

They host Antrim in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday, with a throw in time of 1pm. Brendan Hughes announced his captains and panel last night ahead of the game.

Clan na Gael man Callum O’Neill will lead the side and his performances in last year’s minor championship indicate a star for the future.

The Armagh under 20s and minors are in action this weekend
Photo Credit: Armagh GAA

Aaron O’Neill of Crossmaglen, brother of Oisin and Rian, will be the vice-captain for the 2022 season.

The minors will face Monaghan, Down and Tyrone in their league campaign in the coming weeks.

For the fourth year in a row, the minors will meet Derry in the first round of the minor championship.

Last year was their first opening round win since 2014, so they will hope to build on the progress made in 2021.