Recent History – Armagh v Kerry

Last year Armagh faced Kerry for the first time since 2012 and the pair served up an entertaining encounter.

It was only Armagh’s third meeting with the Kingdom since that All-Ireland quarter-final in 2006.

Both sides are coming into this one off the back of defeats. Kerry were well beaten by Mayo last weekend while Roscommon saw off Armagh with three-points to spare.

2022: Armagh 0-13 Kerry 1-13 (National Football League R6)

It was Kerry’s first visit to the Orchard County since 2011 and it generated a lot of excitement.

David Clifford didn’t start the game, but the Player of the Year soon arrived and helped decide the game.

Clifford netted the all-important goal and finished the game with 1-2. He was Kerry’s joint tops scorer with Jack Savage who hit 0-5.

Rian O’Neill also recorded 0-5 for Armagh while Rory Grugan and Tiernan Kelly chipped in with 0-2 apiece.

Last year Armagh faced Kerry for the first time since 2012 and the pair served up an entertaining encounter.
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2012: Kerry 0-10 Armagh 2-8 (National Football League R2)

This is Armagh’s only win over the county since their famous victory in the 2002 All-Ireland final.

This one, like Saturday’s clash, was in Tralee and this triumph will be an inspiration for Armagh this weekend.

A first half Brian Mallon goal gave the visitors a four-point lead at the half time break, 1-4 to 0-3.

John Kingham punched home Armagh’s second goal in the second half that secured a four-point victory.

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2011: Armagh 1-9 Kerry 1-13 (National Football League R5)

Armagh welcomed Kerry to the Athletic Grounds and were in search of their second win of the league campaign.

The Kingdom proved too strong however, with the quality of their bench seeing them over the line.

Kieran Toner bagged a first half goal that levelled the score at the interval, Armagh 1-4 Kerry 0-7.

Darren O’Sullivan rattled the net for the visitors while Bryan Sheehan nailed 0-4 as Kerry earned the two points on offer.

2006: Kerry 3-15 Armagh 1-13 (All-Ireland quarter-final)

Was this the last roll of the dice for that great Armagh team of the late 90s and early noughties? It felt that way.

Armagh were in unbelievable form during the opening half and Steven McDonnell’s goal helped them lead at the break.

But a Kieran Donaghy goal at the start of the second half, along with inspirational performances from the O’Se brothers, helped turn the tide.

McDonnell top scored for Armagh with 1-5 from play while Ronan Clarke and Oisin McConville hit 0-3 each.