Recent History – Armagh v Galway

Armagh and Galway have only ever crossed paths three times in the championship, with the Tribesmen winning all three encounters.

Both teams will see this Sunday’s clash as a massive chance to make it through to a very winnable All-Ireland semi-final.

Armagh carry the momentum of two huge wins over Tyrone and Donegal. Galway are Connaught champions, having defeated Roscommon the last day out.

Armagh take on Galway for the fourth time in championship history
Photo Credit: John Merry

2001: Galway 0-13 Armagh 0-12 (Qualifiers Round Three)

Croke Park hosted the first ever championship meeting between Armagh and Galway in 2001.

The Tribesmen earned a one-point victory and went on to win their most recent All-Ireland title.

Kieran McGeeney and Padraig Joyce were both playing for their respective counties and will face off at the weekend as opposing managers.

Joyce topped scored for Galway with 0-5 while substitute Cathal O’Rourke did likewise for Armagh with 0-3.

2013: Galway 1-11 Armagh 0-9 (Qualifiers Round Three)

Galway ended Armagh’s impressive run through the qualifiers in 2013 with Danny Cummins hitting the net.

The Orchard County, under Paul Grimley, had battered both Wicklow and Leitrim prior to this game.

It was a scorching evening in Salthill with Michael Meehan and Michael Martin sharing 0-7 between them.

Stefan Campbell topped scored with 0-3 after being introduced while Ciaran McKeever struck 0-2 from centre half back.

Armagh take on Galway for the fourth time in championship history
Photo Credit: John Merry

2015: Armagh 0-12 Galway 1-12 (Qualifiers Round Two)

Damian Comer raised a green flag in the most recent meeting between the sides as Galway once again toppled the Orchard County.

It ended Kieran McGeeney’s maiden season in charge of his native county. Donegal had defeated the Orchard in Ulster before they bounced back with a 10-point win over Wicklow.

Comer hit 1-2 while Paul Conroy claimed 0-3, both players will take serious watching this weekend.

For Armagh, James Morgan, Ethan Rafferty, Stefan Campbell, Aidan Forker, Andrew Murnin and Mark Shields all played.