Armagh drawn against Donegal

Kieran McGeeney’s Armagh will take on Ulster rivals Donegal in the second round of the All-Ireland qualifiers.

After impressively seeing the All-Ireland champions Tyrone in the opening round, the Orchard’s confidence will be sky high.

Apart from the early goal conceded, Armagh were on top for the majority of the game in the Athletic Grounds.

Several performers stood out with Stefan Campbell named the Man of the Match for his display.

Armagh will take on Ulster rivals Donegal
Photo Credit: John Merry

Ethan Rafferty was also superb between the sticks and scored an eye-catching two points from play.

Around the middle, Armagh should serious hunger and fight from the likes of Ben Crealey and Greg McCabe.

It will of course be the second championship meeting between the teams this season after the opening round of the Ulster championship.

Armagh travelled to Ballybofey with high hopes made a flat performance saw them fall at the first hurdle.

It’s neutral venue this time around. Home advantage was massive in that first round played six weeks ago.

Round Two

Like the Armagh and Tyrone meeting last weekend, Armagh headed into the game hoping for three-in-a-row victories over their old rivals.

Donegal similarly have beaten Kieran McGeeney’s side twice this year, in the league and the championship.

Armagh will take on Ulster rivals Donegal
Photo Credit: John Merry

The melee in Letterkenny and the suspensions that followed overshadowed a lot of the build up ahead of the Ulster championship.

There won’t be such controversy this time around however as the game takes place next weekend.

The seven-day turnaround will be difficult for Armagh, but you won’t hear any complaints this week.

It’s a huge game to look forward to and a shot at redemption is on the line. More importantly, the prize for the winner is a spot in the All-Ireland quarter finals.

Armagh look to be back on track following Sunday’s win and they will hope to continue that momentum against another Ulster foe.