Armagh can collect league title

Not everyone agrees with league finals but for Armagh supporters, heading to Croke Park for a final is exciting stuff.

Armagh haven’t been in this situation too often, although Kieran McGeeney has collected two Division Three titles in the past.

Armagh haven’t won the Division Two title since 2010, however. They’ll hope to end that long wait tomorrow evening.

They beat Down 14 years ago and this time around another Ulster rival, Donegal, stand in their way.

Armagh and Donegal drew when they met recently in the league at the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds.

Both teams came away happy with the point, but both had very strong arguments for winning the game as well.

Blaine Hughes made a superb save from an Oisin Gallen penalty while Shane O’Donnell hit the upright with a goal at his mercy.

But Armagh had the final chance with the last bit of action, however Jarly Og Burns’ fisted effort dropped short.

Not everyone agrees with league finals but for Armagh supporters, heading to Croke Park for a final is exciting stuff.
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Andrew Murnin’s goal was one of the highlights that afternoon and Armagh’s kicking game caused Donegal problems.

In the wide-open spaces of Croke Park, the Orchard County will surely get more pleasure from that ability to kick forward.

Armagh’s forward line has been in brilliant form, with newbie Oisin Conaty really lighting things up.

Rory Grugan and Conor Turbitt have been exceptional while Stefan Campbell has performed well too.

Donegal will be without their main forward Patrick McBrearty as he suffered an injury against Meath last week.

Ryan McHugh was also replaced in that game, but the Kilcar clubman could still feature at Croke Park.

If those two miss out, Armagh should be favourites to land the title and some silverware would be fantastic.

They take on Fermanagh in two weeks for the first round of the championship and winning a trophy would be a great way to finish the league.

Not everyone agrees with league finals but for Armagh supporters, heading to Croke Park for a final is exciting stuff.
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