Orchard out to bounce back

The Armagh hurlers have an opportunity to bounce back this weekend after suffering their first defeat of the season against Tyrone.

Impressive wins against Louth and Monaghan came prior to that Red Hand meeting in round three of the league.

A lack of accuracy in front of the posts was Armagh’s undoing. They’ll hope to set the record straight tomorrow.

Their attacking unit has enough quality to bounce back tomorrow and make amends for last week.

Led by the Gaffney brothers Ryan and Dean along with Eoin McGuinness, who hit three goals in the first two rounds.

2021 Player of the Year Danny Magee remains a strong option up front, as odes former captain Nathan Curry.

Fionntan Donnelly top scored last year while Shaun Toal, Tiarnan O’Neill and Michael Lennon continue to fight for that final spot in the forward line.

Roscommon have yet to concede a goal throughout the league, while Armagh have hit seven in total.

Eoin McGuinness hit the back of the net three times in the first three games
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Something has to give tomorrow. If Armagh are to win, they’ll need to rattle the net to ensure victory.

Midfield duo Paddy McBride and Odhran Curry have racked up 0-6 between them in the three outings.

In defence, Shea Gaffney has been a superb addition to the defence this season at centre half back.

Keady man Jim Short was brilliant against Tyrone, scoring 1-2 from his position at wing half back.

Shea Gaffney is a welcome addition to the back line
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After the opening day wins over Louth and Monaghan, Armagh knew they faced tougher tests in rounds three and four.

That proved the case last weekend. Despite the big margin at the end of the game, Armagh weren’t that far away from Tyrone.

If they can improve their small errors, they will carry a lot of confidence into tomorrow’s match.

A win will put them right back in the hunt for promotion before they finish off their league in Warwickshire in round five.