2022 in briefs

2023 is almost upon us but before we look ahead to the New Year, we’ve looked back at everything that happened in 2022.


Armagh beat Cavan and Tyrone in the McKenna Cup to reach the last four. Monaghan ended their run with a semi-final shootout victory.

Armagh hurlers lost to Down but beat Louth and QUB in the McGurk Cup.

Cian McConville top scored for St Mary’s as they overcame TU Dublin in the Sigerson Cup before crashing out at the quarter final stage.

Conor Turbitt hit 2-4 for QUB as they lost to NUIG and led them to the last eight.

Armagh beat Dublin in the first round of the National League in Croke Park.

Photo Credit: John Merry


Armagh beat Tyrone, drew with Monaghan and lost to Mayo in the following rounds.

The hurlers saw off Louth and Monaghan in their opening league games.

The ladies started their campaign with wins over Tyrone and Cavan while the Breffni Blues edged out the Camogs in round one of the league.

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The hurlers suffered their first defeats of the season to Tyrone and Roscommon. The gained some revenge, beating the Rossies in the semis to set up a final with Tyrone, but lost out in the end.

The ladies saw off Cavan and Laois to reach the league final against Kerry in Croke Park.

Armagh got back to winning ways against Kildare. They ended their campaign with losses to Kerry and Donegal to finish third in the table.

The Camogs finished their league campaign with wins over Carlow and Antrim along with a draw with Dublin.

Ciaran Mackin was announced as The Sideline Eye Player of the League.


The club league kicked into action while four Armagh players picked up College All-Star awards.

The hurlers lost to Roscommon, Donegal and Tyrone in the early rounds of the Nickey Rackard Cup.

The ladies suffered defeat to Kerry in the league final but began their Ulster defence with a comfortable win over Monaghan.

Donegal knocked Armagh out of the Ulster Championship in Ballybofey. 

The Camogs saw off Down in the Ulster semi-final to set up a decider date with Antrim.

Photo Credit: Brendan Monaghan


The hurlers defeated both Fermanagh and Warwickshire to fight off their relegation fears.

The Camogs defeated Antrim, 0-13 to 0-6, to retain their Ulster title and began their All-Ireland charge with wins over Limerick and Down.

The ladies won their third provincial title on the trot, beating Donegal after extra time.

Photo Credit: John Merry


Armagh beat Tyrone and Donegal to reach the All-Ireland quarter-finals. It all ended in heartbreak however with a penalty shootout defeat to Galway.

The Armagh camogie team reached the All-Ireland semi-finals with wins over Roscommon and Antrim.

The Ladies drew with Meath and beat Monaghan to make the quarter-finals of the All-Ireland series.

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Armagh Camogs saw off Cavan to reach the All-Ireland final against Antrim.

The Armagh u-16 ladies side captured the All-Ireland title, defeating Longford in the final.

The senior side ended their season with defeat however, crashing out of the All-Ireland race at the hands of Kerry.

Photo Credit: Brendan Monaghan


The Camogs lost out to Antrim in the All-Ireland final, 5-5 to 0-13.

Club league winners are confirmed while the championship kicks off with. Madden defeated Grange in the preliminary round of the SFC.

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The SFC and IFC semi-final pairings are decided while Derrynoose and Lissummon reach the JFC final.


Derrynoose (JFC), Ballyhegan (IFC) and Clann Eireann (SFC) claimed the Armagh LGFA championship titles.

Derrynoose ended their JFC famine while Granemore (senior) and Culloville (intermediate) claimed camogie championship titles.

Middletown claimed a fourth SHC title in a row while Sean Treacy’s were crowned JHC winners.

The Sideline Eye presented its first ever live podcast in Crossmaglen ahead of the SFC final.

Shane O’Neill’s (IFC) and Crossmaglen (SFC) claimed championship gold.

Simon Doherty announced his retirement from inter-county hurling after 13-years.


All of Armagh’s football club champions lost out in their first-round Ulster games. Middletown and Sean Treacy’s won their opening games.

The Sideline Eye Football and Hurling Teams of the Year were announced.

Crossmaglen (SFC) and Silverbridge (IFC) claimed the Division One and Two championship titles.


The Armagh club All-Stars took place.

Middletown lost the Ulster IHC final to Liatroim, 2-20 to 0-20.

Brendan Donaghy retired from inter-county football after 17-years playing for Armagh.