Armagh take on Galway in quarter final

Armagh will take on Galway in the All-Ireland quarter final with the game set to take place in two weeks’ time in Croke Park.

The clash with Pauric Joyce’s men will be the fourth ever encounter between the two teams, with the first back in 2001.

Galway ended Armagh’s summer that year and have continued that trend every time the sides meet in championship. Armagh have never beaten the Tribesmen in the championship.

It’s been seven years since the pair faced off in championship action, back in 2015. That was Kieran McGeeney’s first year in charge and the Westerners ended Armagh’s championship run in round two of the qualifiers.

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Damian Comer rattled off 1-2 from full forward as Galway ran out three-point winners on the day. 1-12 to 0-12.

The same result occurred two years earlier when the men in maroon ended Armagh’s season back in 2013.

This time it was Danny Cummins who hit the all-important three-pointer as Galway prevailed with five to spare. 1-11 to 0-9.

It’s been a while since the sides have met, even in league football. The last clash between the two counties was back in 2016.

That ended in a 1-15 to 1-15 draw as Armagh found themselves relegated from Division Two.

Stefan Campbell was responsible for an incredible 1-9 that day while Cummins once again hit the Armagh net.

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Kieran McGeeney’s side made it through to the last eight with a brilliant win and performance against Donegal.

Goals from Rory Grugan, Rian O’Neill and Stephen Sheridan put the Tir Chonaill men to the sword.

It’ll be Armagh’s first outings in headquarters since the opening round of the National League when the Orchard defeated Dublin 2-15 to 1-13.

The last time Armagh headed to Jones’ Road for a championship tie was back in 2017. That was also a quarter final, which ended in heartbreak against Tyrone.

Kerry meet Mayo in the quarter finals while Dublin take on Cork and Ulster champions Derry face Clare.