Recent History – Armagh v Cork

In the last 15 years, Armagh and Cork have only crossed paths four times with Saturday’s encounter being the fifth.

Of the recent meetings, Armagh’s record makes for sorry reading as they’ve lost out three times.

They did earn a draw against Cork in the Athletic Grounds back in 2012, but the meetings have been one sided.

On Saturday, the two teams meet in Supervalu Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the first time since their 2011 league meeting.

2019: Armagh 1-14 Cork 3-9 (National Football League R7)

The last time Armagh and Cork clashed was also in the final round of a Division Two campaign, but 2019 was much different.

Armagh had nothing to play for as their position in midtable having won two games was already confirmed.

Cork ended up suffering relegation to Division Three despite winning the game by the minimum of margins.

Rory Grugan top scored with 0-6 for Armagh while Jamie Clarke came off the bench to convert a penalty.

In the last 15 years, Armagh and Cork have only crossed paths four times with Saturday’s encounter being the fifth.
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2012: Armagh 0-10 Cork 1-7 (National Football League R1)

Armagh made an incredible start to Division One in 2012, drawing with Cork before beating Kerry in round two.

Things quickly went south, and the Orchard County only collected two more points before suffering relegation.

But that draw with the 2010 All-Ireland champions was certainly one of the highlights. The Rebels got an early goal, but Armagh battled back.

Eugene McVerry top scored with 0-4 while Aidan Forker (who hit 0-3) and Stefan Campbell came off the bench.

In the last 15 years, Armagh and Cork have only crossed paths four times with Saturday’s encounter being the fifth.
Photo Credit: John Merry

2011: Cork 2-15 Armagh 1-12 (National Football League R7)

Armagh held on to their Division One status in 2011 by the skin of their teeth despite a last day defeat to Cork.

Armagh’s superior score difference saw Monaghan, who also finished with four-points demoted to Division Two.

Cork on the other hand qualified for the Division One league final against Dublin, which they won by one.

Jamie Clarke and Stephen McDonnell equally split 0-8 between them while Aaron Kernan hit 1-2 from wing back.

In the last 15 years, Armagh and Cork have only crossed paths four times with Saturday’s encounter being the fifth.
Photo Credit: John Merry

2009: Cork 0-19 Armagh 1-7 (National Football League R7)

Heading into the final round of fixtures in the 2009 league, Armagh still had a chance to reach the Division Two final.

But Cork demolished the Orchard County and on home turf and they claimed the league final spot alongside Monaghan.

All six forwards and both midfielders scored for hosts, with Paul Kerrigan top scoring with 0-5, as they ran out nine-points winners.

Stephen McDonnell was the main man for Armagh with 1-2 while Tony Kernan (0-3) and Brian Mallon (0-2) also scored.

In the last 15 years, Armagh and Cork have only crossed paths four times with Saturday’s encounter being the fifth.
Photo Credit: John Merry