Recent History – Tyrone vs Armagh

Armagh got back on top of this classic rivalry last season when they met Tyrone and beat Tyrone three times in one year.

They overcame their old foes in the McKenna Cup, the National League and in the Championship as well.

Last year was the first time Armagh tasted victory over the Red Hands since the summer of 2014.

2022: Armagh 1-16 Tyrone 1-10 (Qualifiers R1)

Following Armagh’s disappointing display against Donegal in the USFC, it was all or nothing in the first round of the qualifiers.

Tyrone were coming off the back of their own humbling defeat. They fell to Derry in the first round of Ulster.

They made the brighter start in the Athletic Grounds however. Conor McKenna rattled the net early on.

But an Aidan Nugent goal, and two points from goalkeeper Ethan Rafferty saw the Orchard overcome the 2021 All-Ireland winners.

Armagh got back on top of this classic rivalry last season when they met Tyrone and beat Tyrone three times in one year.
Photo Credit: John Merry

2022: Armagh 2-14 Tyrone 0-14 (National League R2)

The most recent league meeting between the two is probably remembered for what happened away from the actual football.

A melee broke out towards the end of the game. Four Tyrone players received their marching orders while Greg McCabe was Armagh’s only red card.

The result was beyond doubt at that stage, however. McCabe and Jason Duffy netted in the first half to give Armagh a 2-8 to 0-4 lead at the break.

Tyrone were much improved after the turnaround. 0-7 (7f) from Cathal McShane closed the gap before the half time whistle.

Armagh got back on top of this classic rivalry last season when they met Tyrone and beat Tyrone three times in one year.
Photo Credit: John Merry

2022: Tyrone 1-15 Armagh 2-15 (McKenna Cup R3)

It took a second half goal from substitute Rory Grugan to earn Armagh their first win over Tyrone since 2014.

Jason Duffy and Conn Fitzpatrick netted for their sides in the opening period, with Armagh ahead 1-9 to 1-5 at the interval.

Tyrone found their groove in the second half, but Grugan’s goal saw Armagh through to the last four.

Rian O’Neill collected the Man of the Match award while Duffy ended the game with 1-2 to his name.

Armagh got back on top of this classic rivalry last season when they met Tyrone and beat Tyrone three times in one year.
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2021: Armagh 2-10 Tyrone 2-15 (National League R2)

A Peter Harte goal sent into an early 1-3 to 0-1 lead but Jarly Og Burns netted to tie things up at the break. 1-7 apiece.

It was a nightmare night for Armagh in terms of injuries. Kieran McGeeney was force to make five substitutions before the break.

And Armagh were still well in the game. Conor Turbitt and Mark Bradley for their sides netted in the second half.

Stefan Campbell saw his penalty saved by Niall Morgan and that swung the momentum in Tyrone’s favour. The Red Hand County ran out five-point victors.

Armagh got back on top of this classic rivalry last season when they met Tyrone and beat Tyrone three times in one year.
Photo Credit: John Merry