Recent History – Armagh v Galway

There isn’t that much recent history between Galway and Armagh, but last year is probably provided enough drama.

It was a roller-coaster ride of a game, which the Tribesmen eventually won via a penalty shootout.

This weekend Armagh will be out to gain revenge and Kieran McGeeney’s side are hoping to beat Galway for the first time since 2013.

2022: Armagh 3-18 Galway 2-21 (All-Ireland quarter-final)

Armagh’s All-Ireland quarter-final battle with Galway will be remember as a classic for a long time.

It was certainly the Game of the Season in 2022 and literally had everything you would want in a championship game.

Two late goals and a Rian O’Neill special brought the game to extra time. Jemar Hall’s late point looked to have sealed it for Armagh.

But Galway fought back, and penalties would decide the outcome of this one, with the Tribesmen getting through to the last four.

There isn’t that much recent history between Galway and Armagh, but last year is probably provided enough drama.
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2016: Armagh 1-15 Galway 1-15 (National League R5)

A late goal by Danny Cummins in the seventh minute of injury time earned Galway a draw at the Athletic Grounds.

The sides were level 0-9 apiece at the half time interval, and Armagh rallied off 1-6 without replay after the turnaround.

Stefan Campbell, who finished the game with 1-9, slotted home a penalty during their purple patch to put Armagh in a commanding position.

But Galway fought back and finished with a flurry, hitting 1-5 in the final quarter to earn an unlikely draw.

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2015: Armagh 0-12 Galway 1-12 (Qualifiers R2)

Armagh have never beaten Galway in the championship and that trend continued in 2015 at the Athletic Grounds.

In Kieran McGeeney’s first year in charge, Armagh had saw off Wicklow after losing to Donegal in the USFC.

A goal from Damian Comer, who finished the game with 1-2, was the difference between the sides in the end.

Ethan Rafferty, playing at centerfield, top scored for Armagh with 0-3 while Aidan Forker chipped in with 0-2.

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2014: Galway 2-14 Armagh 1-13 (National League R6)

Two first half goals from Eddie Hoare and Michael Martin provided the platform for Galway’s seven-point win.

The home side led by five points at the halfway stage, 2-8 to 0-9, with Sean Armstrong hitting 0-4.

Armagh fought back in the second period and a goal from Tony Kernan helped close the gap.

Kernan finished as Armagh’s top scorer with 1-3, but it wasn’t enough for the Orchard County to get something from the game.