Saturday 27 May – Eglish – 7.45pm
The Armagh Masters take on All-Ireland champions Tyrone this Saturday evening in round two of their championship campaign.
Paul Cullen’s side got their season up and running with a convincing 16-point win over Louth in the opening round.
Armagh used all 30 players on the day and have had a huge turnout of numbers in their maiden season.
12 players got on the scoresheet as Armagh ran out easy winners in the end, recoding a 3-16 to 0-9 victory.
First half goals from Shane McKeever and Austy McKenna got Armagh up and running while Colm Nugent also hit the net after the turnaround.
McKenna top scored for the Orchard County on the day with 1-3 and will know the Tyrone team inside out.
The An Port Mor native was part of the Red Hand panel that achieved All-Ireland success last summer.
Tyrone beat Dublin in the final for the second year in a row and are aiming for their third All-Ireland title on the trot this season.
They are backboned by a number of household names that guided the county to Sam Maguire in the noughties.
All-Stars in the form of Conor Gormley, Stephen O’Neill and Sean Cavanagh are all important players for the Tyrone Masters.
Fermanagh legend Marty McGrath is another All-Star who lines out in the red and white and won an All-Ireland last season.
Cavanagh bagged a second half goal as Tyrone overcame London three weeks ago, winning 2-14 to 1-4.
The Moy man, who still plays club football in Tyrone, top scored with 1-4 and lined out at centre half forward.
The likes of O’Neill and McGrath didn’t make the trip to London but could be available for Saturday’s clash.
Tyrone will provide a much sterner test for the Orchard County, but one they are sure to be looking forward to.