Recent History – Armagh v Cavan

Armagh have a brilliant record against Cavan in their recent history, having won three of their last four encounters.

Cavan earned a five-point win when the sides crossed swords in the second round of the McKenna Cup last season.

But outside of that blip, Armagh have held the upper hand when it as mattered most against the Breffni Blues.

Last season’s Ulster Championship meeting ended in a five-point victory for Kieran McGeeney’s men.

2023: Cavan 0-12 Armagh 1-14 (USFC QF)

On a wet and blustery day in Breffni Park, Armagh secured their path through to the last four of Ulster.

A first half goal, fisted home by Ben Crealey, saw Kieran McGeeney’s men on their way as they proved too strong.

Rian O’Neill came off the bench to make a spectacular save to deny Cavan a much sought after goal.

Conor Turbitt hit 0-7. Ethan Rafferty, Greg McCabe, Rory Grugan, Conor O’Neill, Shane McPartlan, Jemar Hall and Andrew Murnin all chipped in with 0-1 apiece.

Armagh have a brilliant record against Cavan in their recent history, having won three of their last four encounters.
Photo Credit: John Merry

2023: Cavan 1-14 Armagh 1-9 (McKenna Cup R2)

An early Cavan goal put them in the driving seat in this game, but Armagh battled back to level things by half time.

Ryan O’Neill netted early on for Cavan, but the traveling side were the better team on show for the remainder of the half.

Armagh made 11 substitutes at the interval and that changed the game. They only scored once in the second half and that was an Oisin Conaty goal.

Rory Grugan scored 0-3 while Aidan Nugent hit 0-2. Conor O’Neill, Jarly Og Burns, Stefan Campbell and Conor Turbitt all recorded 0-1.

Armagh have a brilliant record against Cavan in their recent history, having won three of their last four encounters.
Photo Credit: Colin Molloy

2022: Cavan 0-11 Armagh 1-12 (McKenna Cup R2)

Armagh kickstarted their 2022 season with an away day win against Cavan in the first round of the McKenna Cup.

Substitute Ross McQuillan slotted home the all-important goal late in the game to guarantee an Orchard win.

Ciaran Mackin made his Armagh debut and was one of ten players to get on the scoresheet. Jemar Hall, Rory Grugan and Jarly Og Burns all hit 0-2.

Greg McCabe, Stephen Sheridan, Aidan Nugent, Rian O’Neill and Aidan Forker along with Mackin chipped in with 0-1 apiece.

Armagh have a brilliant record against Cavan in their recent history, having won three of their last four encounters.
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2020: Armagh 2-18 Cavan 1-8 (National Football League R1)

It’s four years since Armagh and Cavan clashed in the Athletic Grounds and Armagh were handsome winners in 2020.

League debutant Conor Turbitt rattled the net while Stefan Campbell also raised a green flag as Armagh flew out of the traps.

Turbitt was the star of the show for the Orchard County, and he top scored on the night with a haul of 1-6.

Campbell finished with 1-2 while Rory Grugan and Oisin O’Neill hit 0-3 each. Rian O’Neill slotted over 0-2 as Aidan Forker and Niall Grimley also hit the target.

Armagh have a brilliant record against Cavan in their recent history, having won three of their last four encounters.
Photo Credit: John Merry