It’s five years since Armagh and Wicklow last clashed, and that round one of the Division 2B league campaign.
Armagh travelled to Wicklow, after suffering relegation from Division 2A in 2017, and lost quite heavily.
The home side put four goals past them as they eased to a convincing 17-point victory, 4-20 to 1-12.
Connor McAnallen, Armagh’s goalkeeper the last day out, was top scorer at corner forward that day.
The Keady man rattled over 0-8 while Eoin McGuinness also chipped in with a point. Barry Shortt was the only other member of the current panel that played that day.
Their last championship meeting was almost a decade ago. The sides clashed in the Christy Ring Cup back in 2014.
Again, Wicklow came out on top, but the game was much closer, with six the difference this time, 3-13 to 3-19.
Declan Coulter, who hit 0-4 for Donegal against Armagh last week, top scored for his native county against Wicklow in 2014.
Coulter rattled off 2-6, including two penalties, while Conor Corvan also hit the net. McAnallen lined out at wing half back that day.
Armagh head into this game following a second-round defeat to Donegal, although the gap wasn’t as wide as the scoreboard suggested.
Donegal won by 10-points in the end, but two goals on injury time added some gloss to the scoreline.
Donegal were the better side however, and Armagh face another side that competed a grade above them in the league.
This year, Wicklow finished second in the Division 2B table, but lost the league semi-final to Donegal by one-point.
But Armagh proved last week they can compete with the best in this competition and will be keen to do so again.
The Orchard got their Nickey Rackard Cup campaign off to a winning start when they beat Roscommon in round one.
They face extremely winnable games against Fermanagh and Louth in the final two rounds, so a win will put them right in the mix to reach the final.