Armagh face top of the table clash

It’s a top of the table clash in Letterkenny to as the Armagh u20s take on Donegal in the rescheduled fixtures.

Both sides are currently unbeaten in the championship, having earned victories over Fermanagh and Cavan.

Armagh’s recent triumph over the Breffni men was much closer than it should have been, but they got the job done.

A flurry of scores, including a goal, late in the game brought Cavan right back into contention when Armagh looked comfortable.

But the Orchard County held firm to collect a two-point win and add to their first-round victory over Fermanagh.

First half goals were key the last day out, with Pierce Blessing and Gareth Murphy (penalty) both rattling the net.

Blessing has formed a solid midfield partnership with Tadgh Grimley and the pair have scored in both games.

Michael Burnett performed well the last day out, playing the part of a third midfielder for Barry O’Hagan’s side.

It’s a top of the table clash in Ballybofey on Wednesday evening as the Armagh u20s make the long trip to Donegal.
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

A number of the players have already had one outing in Ballybofey this season, in the McKenna Cup.

Armagh decided to field an experimental team against Jim McGuinness’ side in the opening round of the preseason competition.

While it ended in a hefty defeat, a lot of players put in solid shifts against an experienced Donegal outfit. That’ll give them plenty of confidence ahead of this game.

Like Armagh in round two, the Donegal u20s had to fend off a late Cavan rally to earn a five-point win.

Things were a little more straightforward for Donegal in round two when they saw off Fermanagh by 11.

Luke McGlynn, who started against Armagh in the Division Two league final, has kicked 0-8 in two games.

Patrick McElwee is the main man up top however and his nailed 2-6 in their outings. Emmet Magee will likely pick him up.

It’ll be a tough test for Armagh but one that Barry O’Hagan and his men will be looking forward to.

It’s a top of the table clash in Ballybofey on Wednesday evening as the Armagh u20s make the long trip to Donegal.
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps