Armagh’s Man of the Match vs Westmeath

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.

Ethan Rafferty

Rafferty didn’t have his best day in terms of kickouts. The Grange man was marked every time he left his goal.

James Morgan

Morgan lasted just 22 minutes. The Crossmaglen defender looked to have picked up a knock and was replaced by Barry McCambridge.

Aaron McKay

Had his hands full with Westmeath dangerman John Heslin but stuck to his task well.

Aidan Forker

Made a number of glorious tackles in both halves when his side was under pressure.

Greg McCabe

The Shane O’Neill’s defender didn’t have the best of games as Armagh trailed for long periods.

Conor O’Neill

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.

Ben Crealey

Came back into the starting line up after missing the Ulster final and was replaced by Shane McPartlan in the final ten minutes.

Ciaran Mackin

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.

Who was Armagh’s Man of the Match in their one-point victory over Westmeath in the first round of the All-Ireland series?
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Rory Grugan

Slotted over three-points (including two frees) and worked as hard as ever for the cause.

Jason Duffy

Made a couple of notable interceptions in the opening period and was replaced late on by Callum Cumiskey.

Stefan Campbell

Just after the Westmeath goal, Campbell worked extremely hard to bring Armagh back into it. Scored 0-2.

Andrew Murnin

Murnin had a huge say in the second half, with 0-3, and got a brilliant flick to set up Turbitt’s goal.

Rian O’Neill

Kieran McGeeney said after the game, “Rian carried us today, he carried us on his back.” O’Neill finished with 0-6.

Who was Armagh’s Man of the Match in their one-point victory over Westmeath in the first round of the All-Ireland series?
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Aidan Nugent

Started his first game since the opening round of the league. Nugent made way after the break for Turbitt.

Barry McCambridge

The Clann Eireann defender was called upon early on, coming in for James Morgan after 22 minutes.

Conor Turbitt

Made a telling impact with his pace causing trouble for Westmeath. Ultimately, it was his goal that decided the encounter.

Ross McQuillan

McQuillan came in for Jarly Og Burns and saw a good bit of possession in the final 20 minutes.

Shane McPartlan

McPartlan came off the bench for Crealey and battled hard for the short period of time he was on the field.

Callum Cumiskey

The Crossmaglen playmaker didn’t have much time to make a lasting impact, coming in for the final few minutes.