Armagh match champions at the Athletic Grounds

Posted by
Monday, February 6th, 2012
Armagh fought back to gain an impressive draw against 2010 All Ireland champions Cork in a low scoring affair at the Athletic Grounds. The result means Armagh have gained a valuable point in Division One as they once again target survival in the league. The first half was a scrappy display, producing few scores but plenty of talking points, including an incident between Armagh’s Finian Moriarity and Cork’s Paul Kerrigan which saw Kerrigan get a straight red reducing Cork to 14 men. Despite being a man down the Rebels led by 5 points at half time and the result looked like ia foregone conclusion as Armagh could only manage 1 point in an entire half of football. However, a remarkable 7 points on the bounce in the second half put the game in their favour. Eugene McVerry in particular impressed in his league debut by hitting 4 of the 7 points. Defending league champions Cork went on to regain the lead with two points from Sean Kiely and Donncha O’Connor but Armagh responded with a point of their own from Brian Mallon in injury time to even the score once again. Final score at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh 0-10 Cork 1-7.
Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing

Log in