Recent History – Armagh vs Fermanagh

It’s four years since Armagh and Fermanagh locked horns in the league and that contest was also in Brewster Park.

Armagh have held the upper hand of late over Fermanagh, having won three of the last four meetings.

The one blot on their record was that 2018 Ulster Championship defeat, also played at Brewster Park.

That was the last time these two counties locked horns in the championship. The other three clashes have all be in the league.

2020: Fermanagh 0-10 Armagh 3-14 (National Football League R5)

The last game played before the league was suspended due to Covid 19, Armagh were convincing winners in Brewster Park.

Jamie Clarke, Aidan Forker and Aidan Nugent all rattled the net as Armagh ran out 13-point victors.

Armagh held an eight-point lead at the half time interval, with Clarke netting inside the opening period.

Nugent scored 1-2 as Rian O’Neill hit 0-4. Along with the goal scorers, Rory Grugan claimed 0-3, Oisin O’Neill 0-2 and Niall Grimley, Jarly Og Burns and Jason Duffy scored 0-1 each.

It’s four years since Armagh and Fermanagh locked horns in the league and that contest was also in Brewster Park.
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2019: Armagh 1-9 Fermanagh 0-6 (National Football League R6)

This was just Armagh’s second win of the campaign, but it felt like a monkey off the back beating Fermanagh.

After losing the championship clash in 2018, a win in Crossmaglen was a sweet one for Kieran McGeeney’s side.

Substitute Ethan Rafferty struck the all-important goal in the second half that confirmed victory for the hosts.

Niall Grimley claimed 0-2 while Aidan Forker, Charlie Vernon, Rory Grugan, Jarly Og Burns, Rian O’Neill, Mark Shields and Jamie Clarke all scored 0-1.

It’s four years since Armagh and Fermanagh locked horns in the league and that contest was also in Brewster Park.

2018: Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-7 (USFC QF)

This was perhaps the toughest day of Kieran McGeeney’s ten-year reign in charge of his native county.

After seeing off Fermanagh in the Division Three final, Rory Gallagher’s men ambushed Armagh in Brewster Park.

Rory Grugan didn’t start the game but came on to hit 0-3 in the second half, while a number of other regulars were missing.

Grugan top scored for the Orchard County while Ethan Rafferty (0-2), Gavin McParland and Mark Shields also scored.

It’s four years since Armagh and Fermanagh locked horns in the league and that contest was also in Brewster Park.
Photo Credit: John Merry

2018: Armagh 1-16 Fermanagh 0-17 (National Football League Final)

Armagh captured the Division Three league title against Fermanagh in 2018 for the second time under Kieran McGeeney.

Armagh lost just once throughout the entire campaign, a final round clash against Wexford when promotion, and a day out in Croker, was secured.

Andrew Murnin hit the all-important goal and finished the game with 1-3 while Niall Grimley scored 0-4.

Aidan Forker, Ryan McShane and Paddy Burns all hit 0-2. Niall Rowland, Greg McCabe and Ben Crealey all chipped in with 0-1 apiece.

It’s four years since Armagh and Fermanagh locked horns in the league and that contest was also in Brewster Park.
Photo Credit: John Merry