Armagh clash with Leinster champs Longford

The Armagh Minors are sixty minutes away from an All-Ireland semi-final appearance, but they must get through Longford first.

The Leinster champions stand in their way of a shot at the last four as the two teams meet at Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday (3pm).

While Armagh have no silverware to show, their performance in the Ulster final was extremely encouraging.

Aidan O’Rourke’s side came within a whisker of claiming a first Ulster title for the county since 2009.

Derry ended up winning by two points in the end, three weeks after defeating Armagh by 17-points in the group stages.

Check out our Ulster final match report: Orchard Minors lose out to Oak Leafers

The Armagh Minors are sixty minutes away from an All-Ireland semi-final appearance, but they must get through Longford first.

The Orchard County had some terrific individual displays that day and have plenty of talent throughout the team.

Eoin Duffy rattled the net during the first half and the full forward ended the game with a tally of 1-3.

Jack Loughran’s rotation from midfield to full forward has caused numerous problems for opponents all year.

Sean Woods, who chipped in with a point, and full back Gavin O’Rourke are the rocks at the centre of the defence.

Captain Shea Loughran has been named to start this weekend, although he’s only came on in the last two games.

The Armagh Minors are sixty minutes away from an All-Ireland semi-final appearance, but they must get through Longford first.

Aaron Garvey drops to the bench, but the Culloville man is a scoring threat and sure to see some game time.

Longford upset the odds in Leinster as they overturned heavy favourites Dublin to claim the provincial title.

Two scores late on in extra time saw Longford down the Dubs with two to spare in the end, 0-15 to 1-10.

The spirits inside that camp will be fairly high, as will the confidence and belief that a win like that can give a young team.

But Armagh are a talented bunch, and they’ll have no fear of their opponents. Aidan O’Rourke’s men will be fully confident of reaching the All-Ireland semis.