Hurlers search for first win

Following their draw with Sligo the last day out, Armagh hurlers will be targeting their first win against Monaghan on Sunday.

Both sides have yet to taste victory throughout the Division 3A campaign. Although Armagh’s encounters have been more promising.

While they lost to Mayo in the first round, they showed good fight and spirit. They had to call on those qualities again against Sligo.

Four down with only a few minutes left, Armagh mounted a comeback that finished with a share of the spoils.

While they could have actually won the game, getting off the mark and a point on the board was important.

It’s one point more than Monaghan have at the minute. They lost to Louth in round one before suffering a huge 26-point defeat to Mayo.

That was in Castleblayney two weeks ago but this Sunday’s clash will be played in Clones, with Monaghan enjoying home advantage.

Armagh had mixed results against Monaghan last season, when the two counties met twice in the league.

The Farney men picked up a one-point win in the first round while Armagh earned revenge in the semi-final.

Unfortunately for the Orchard hurlers, Roscommon proved too strong in the league final, and they captured the silverware.

While the championship didn’t yield much success for the Orchard County, Monaghan had a year to remember.

Following their draw with Sligo the last day out, Armagh hurlers will be targeting their first win against Monaghan on Sunday.
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They won the Lory Meagher Cup for the very first time, beating Lancashire at Croke Park in the decider.

Castleblayney then went on to win the Ulster Junior Hurling Championship, so there is a winning mentality in the changing room.

They may not have showed it just yet, but Karl McKeegan’s side will be wary of a backlash from Monaghan.

They will be confident of picking up a win however, particularly if Alex O’Boyle continues his fine form.

O’Boyle has racked up 2-14 in two games while Tiarnan Nevin, Paul Gaffney and Fionntan Donnelly have all been performing well too.