Hurlers in must win territory against Cavan

Armagh face Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday afternoon in search of their first win of the 2024 league campaign.

Karl McKeegan’s side lost to both league leaders Mayo and Monaghan either side of a round two draw with Sligo.

Both those defeats were away from home and the Orchard County are on the road once again this weekend.

Cavan are currently one point ahead of Armagh in the league table, having earned one win in three games.

They overcame Louth in round two splitting two defeats to the two leading Connacht teams, Mayo and Sligo.

Cavan were promoted to Division 3A last season, capturing the Division 3B league title with four wins from five.

They’ve hit the ground running this season. Despite two defeats, Cavan have put in three impressive performances.

The Breffni Blues have rattled the net seven times in three games and scored an impressive tally of 7-50.

Armagh’s defensive has been fairly tight so far in the league and have leaked three goals. They kept a clean sheet against Monaghan the last day out, losing 0-23 to 0-20.

Up front, most of the scoring burden falls on the shoulders of Alex O’Boyle, in his first season in the orange and white.

Armagh face Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday afternoon in search of their first win of the 2024 league campaign.
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O’Boyle has recorded an outstanding personal haul of 2-29 in three games. He hit 0-15 of Armagh’s 0-20 against Monaghan.

There’s been eight other scorers in the team. Fionntan Donnelly (0-4), Niall Lennon (1-1) and Paul Gaffney (0-3) are the leading scorers behind O’Boyle.

Connor Renaghan, Sean Watters, Sean Og McGuinness, Peadar McBride and Shea Harvey have all hit 0-1 apiece.

Armagh have hit a bit of an injury crisis, with a few key men currently on the sidelines and likely to miss out.

They can still reach the league semi-finals, but they’ll have to record a victory this weekend to be in with a chance.