Tyrone v Armagh – Healy Park Omagh – Saturday 1pm
The Armagh minors hope to pick up their first win of the championship campaign in Healy Park Omagh on Saturday.
Brendan Hughes’ side took on Antrim last weekend in their championship opener and the game finished all square.
A late score from the travelling Saffron’s denied Armagh an opening day win, but they have the chance to get back on track this weekend.
The Orchard had built up a three-point lead by the time the half time whistle sounded and carried a 6-3 advantage into the second half.
But the scores dried up after the interval, allowing the away team to sneak in and snatch a late share of the spoils.
Daragh McNulty topped scored for Armagh with three first half points, two coming from dead ball efforts.
Paul Hendron, Ryan Nugent, Niall McParland, Shea Carr and Calum Hughes also raised white flags.
Defending Ulster champions Tyrone didn’t have it easy either in their first-round clash against Cavan.
But the Red Hands eventually prevailed by the minimum of margins, winning 1-10 to 0-12 in the end.
Tyrone, as they have been over the past number of years, having a quality minor side and will be a tough test.
They have a number of players from Omagh’s Hogan Cup winning team and the Holy Trinity Cookstown side that they beat in the MacRory Cup final.
Tyrone can also call upon a number of players from the Donaghmore team who won the Paddy Drummond Cup.
It’ll certainly be a tough test for the Orchard youngsters, especially heading to Omagh in search of a result.
It’s the second of their group games, with a home clash with Cavan coming up in round three and a guaranteed quarter-final spot after that.
But Armagh will want to get some points on the board before they think that far ahead and they’ll hope to do that this weekend.