It should be a great Ulster football match between Armagh and Down, we preview the match with team news & betting advice.
It’s one of the great rivalries in Ulster football and is certain to attract a big
crowd to Newry for the first championship clash between the counties for six
LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2011: Armagh 1-15 Down 1-10 (Ulster quarter-final)
2008: Armagh 1-12 Down 0-11 (Ulster semi-final)
2001: Armagh 1-13 Down 2-4 (All-Ireland qualifiers)
1999: Armagh 3-12 Down 0-10 (Ulster final)
1998: Armagh 0-16 Down 0-11 (Ulster quarter-final)
*Down are seeking their first win in the Ulster championship since beating
Derry in the quarter-final in 2013. Their last win in the championship was in
2014 when they beat Leitrim in the All-Ireland qualifiers.
*Armagh’s last win was in the Ulster championship was in 2014 when they beat
Cavan in the quarter-final.
*Down finished sixth in Division 2 of this year’s Allianz League (two wins, one
draw, four defeats). Armagh finished third in Division 3 (four wins, one draw,
*Eamonn Burns is in his second year as down manager while Kieran McGeeney
leads Armagh for a third season.
*Down have won only three of their last 20 League and Championship games.
*Down last won the Ulster title in 1994; Armagh’s last won on it in 2008.
*The winners will play Monaghan or Cavan in the Ulster semi-final on June 25.
Armagh : Blaine Hughes; James Morgan, Charlie Vernon, Paul Hughes; Aaron McKay, Brendan Donaghy, Mark Shields; Stephen Sheridan, Niall Grimley; Aidan Forker, Oisin O’Neill, Rory Grugan; Jamie Clarke, Stefan Campbell, Andrew Murnin.
Down : M Cunningham; A Doherty, G McGovern, D O’Hagan, D O’Hanlon, C McGovern, C Mooney; K McKernan, N McParland; J Murphy, C Maginn, S Millar; J Johnston, B O’Hagan, C Harrison.
Armagh could hammer Down who are in complete disarray, get on Armagh -6 or -7 at 10/1
DID YOU KNOW?
Down are seeking their first championship win over Armagh since 1992. They have lost five times since then.