Armagh’s Man of the Match vs Donegal

Who was Armagh’s Man of the Match in the McKenna Cup opener against Donegal in Ballybofey on Wednesday night?

18 players saw game time for Barry O’Hagan’s side as they lost out to Jim McGuinness’ men by 16-points.

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Rhys Stevens

Enjoyed a decent night between the sticks and saw plenty of the ball. Stevens could do very little about the two first half goals.

Cathal Agnew

Perhaps didn’t get on the ball as much as he would have liked to but held his position well in the defence.

Sam McClarnon

Picked up Donegal dangerman Paddy McBrearty and held the Donegal captain scoreless from open play.

Who was Armagh’s Man of the Match in the McKenna Cup opener against Donegal in Ballybofey on Wednesday night?
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Conor Magennis

Really came into the contest in the second half and gave a good display despite the game going against Armagh.

Emmet Magee

Had the daunting task of picking up Oisin Gallen in the second period but stuck to the role diligently.

Luke McKeever

A late addition to the starting line-up, McKeever top scored for Barry O’Hagan’s side on the night with 1-1.

Joe Sheridan

Sheridan got Armagh up and running in the first half as he chipped over a well taken mark.

Who was Armagh’s Man of the Match in the McKenna Cup opener against Donegal in Ballybofey on Wednesday night?
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Tadgh Grimley

Showed bright sparks of what he can do against a physically powerful and experienced Donegal midfield.

Patrick Carr

Set up the Armagh goal and was a major miss for the Orchard County when he went off injured in the first half.

Sean Conlon

The Silverbridge man will be happy with his overall performance as he covered every blade of grass in Ballybofey.

Brendan O’Hagan

The Clan na Gael man was Armagh’s only scorer in the second half as he popped over three pointed frees.

Callum O’Neill

The 18-year-old gave an excellent account of himself and even chipped in with a first half score.

Who was Armagh’s Man of the Match in the McKenna Cup opener against Donegal in Ballybofey on Wednesday night?
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Cianan Campbell

Worked hard all evening long and didn’t shirk his defensive responsibilities, dropping back deep when required.

Daniel Magee

Although Magee had the number 14 jersey on his back, the Clann Eireann man done most of his work further back.

Michael McConville

Dropped back into the defence to good effect, giving the Armagh rear-guard an extra body and he was always an option on the break.

Fergal O’Brien

O’Brien replaced the injured Carr during the opening half and worked hard throughout the encounter.

Blaine Hughes

Hughes made his first appearance in an Armagh shirt since 2022 but could do very little for Gallen’s punched goal.

Tomas Galvin

Showed glimpses of what he’s capable of when he was introduced. Won two scoreable frees after entering the fray.