Saturday 29 April – BOX-IT Athletic Grounds – 1pm
In the final round of the group stages, the Armagh minors host Cavan, with the aim of picking up their first championship win.
In their most recent outings, Armagh picked up a home draw with Antrim before losing to Tyrone in round two.
The Red Hands hit 2-3 late in the game to pull away and win by eight-points in the end. But Armagh were competitive up to that stage.
Paul Hendron’s early free had the Orchard ahead while Daragh McNulty hit their second point. The visitors trailed 4-2 at the interval.
McNulty hit the net at the start of the second half while points from Hendron and Calum Hughes had Armagh up 1-4 to 0-6 midway through the second period.
But the reigning Ulster champions, playing on home turf rallied to pick up their second win of the competition.
The first day out, Armagh drew with Antrim 0-8 apiece, so Saturday provides an opportunity to earn their first win.
Cavan head into the game off the back of a one-point defeat to Tyrone in the first round. The Breffni Blues then hammered Antrim.
They eased past the Saffron’s with 20-points to spare, winning 3-18 to 0-7 to sit second in the table.
All four teams in Group B are already through to the last eight of the competition. So, it’s all about their placement in the group.
Tyrone should secure top spot against Antrim while a win for Armagh would see them finish in second place.
Aaron Haughey, who was selected on the Queen’s University Future Stars team this week, is one of the main players.
Captain McNulty is the main scorer up front while Hendron, Ryan Nugent and Adam Reavey form a strong half back line.
It’s a tough task for the Orchard County, but home advantage could just help Brendan Hughes’ men over the line.