Stephen Sheridan – Career in numbers

Stephen Sheridan has retired from inter-county action following a career spanning nine seasons with Armagh.

The Forkhill midfielder was one of the main leaders in the changing room and played in a number of different positions in the orange and white.

Sheridan won two Division Three titles in 2015 and 2018 and helped Armagh reach Division One football in 2020.


He made his county debut for Armagh in the opening round of the 2015 McKenna Cup against Tyrone.

It was Kieran McGeeney’s first competitive game in charge of the Orchard County and ended in defeat.

Sheridan would have to wait a full year until seeing some action in the league and started the first round of the 2016 Division Two campaign.

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He partnered Brendan Donaghy at centerfield as Armagh lost out to Meath in Navan with five the difference in the end. 1-10 to 0-8.

Sheridan also made his championship debut later that year as McGeeney’s side faced Laois in the qualifiers.

Laois made a sixth substitution in the first match, meaning the game had to be replayed. Sheridan started the second day as Armagh lost 1-11 to 1-10.

From there, Sheridan was a steady presence in the starting team and went on to make 73 appearances in all for Armagh.

His last appearance was against Cavan in Breffni Park this season as Armagh ran out five-point winners.

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Sheridan first registered a score for Armagh in the 2016 National League against Cavan in Breffni Park.

Lined out at wing half back, Sheridan raced forward to chip in with a score as Armagh were heavily beaten.

His first score in the championship came in the first round of the Ulster Championship against Down in 2017.

That was Sheridan’s best season in front of the posts. He hit 0-11 as Armagh made their way to the All-Ireland quarter-final.

Sheridan’s first and only goal was a hugely memorable one, against Donegal in Clones last summer.

Sheridan finished his career with 1-28 across 73 games with his last score coming against Monaghan in the first round of the 2023 NFL.