Who was Armagh’s Man of the Match in their one-point victory over Westmeath in the first round of the All-Ireland series?
20 players saw game time for Kieran McGeeney’s side as they just shaded the encounter to kick start their All-Ireland campaign.
Rafferty didn’t have his best day in terms of kickouts. The Grange man was marked every time he left his goal.
Morgan lasted just 22 minutes. The Crossmaglen defender looked to have picked up a knock and was replaced by Barry McCambridge.
Had his hands full with Westmeath dangerman John Heslin but stuck to his task well.
Made a number of glorious tackles in both halves when his side was under pressure.
The Shane O’Neill’s defender didn’t have the best of games as Armagh trailed for long periods.
O’Neill struggled to get into the game and found Ronan O’Toole’s movement difficult to deal with.
Jarly Og Burns
Burns didn’t have his usual impact going forward but he did see plenty of the ball throughout the game.
Came back into the starting line up after missing the Ulster final and was replaced by Shane McPartlan in the final ten minutes.
Mackin’s impact was huge in the final quarter. He assisted and scored Armagh’s final two points as they just got over the line.
Slotted over three-points (including two frees) and worked as hard as ever for the cause.
Made a couple of notable interceptions in the opening period and was replaced late on by Callum Cumiskey.
Just after the Westmeath goal, Campbell worked extremely hard to bring Armagh back into it. Scored 0-2.
Murnin had a huge say in the second half, with 0-3, and got a brilliant flick to set up Turbitt’s goal.
Kieran McGeeney said after the game, “Rian carried us today, he carried us on his back.” O’Neill finished with 0-6.
Started his first game since the opening round of the league. Nugent made way after the break for Turbitt.
The Clann Eireann defender was called upon early on, coming in for James Morgan after 22 minutes.
Made a telling impact with his pace causing trouble for Westmeath. Ultimately, it was his goal that decided the encounter.
McQuillan came in for Jarly Og Burns and saw a good bit of possession in the final 20 minutes.
McPartlan came off the bench for Crealey and battled hard for the short period of time he was on the field.
The Crossmaglen playmaker didn’t have much time to make a lasting impact, coming in for the final few minutes.