Armagh v Monaghan: Ulster titans clash in Championship quarter-finals
Armagh and Monaghan, two fierce rivals from the province of Ulster, are to face each other in the quarter-finals of the championship. Their last meeting in the Championship two years ago saw Monaghan emerge victorious in a semi-final clash against Ulster with high scores (4-17 to 2-21). As anticipation grows for this upcoming showdown, let’s take a closer look at how both teams reached the quarter-finals and their recent league history.
How they reached the quarter-finals:
1. Armagh 0-20 Antrim 1-8 (Preliminary Round)
2. Armagh 1-14 Cavan 0-12 (quarter-final)
3. Armagh 4-10 Down 0-12 (semi-final)
4. Derry 1-15 Armagh 0-18 aet: Derry win 3-1 on penalties (Ulster final)
5. Armagh 1-13 Westmeath 1-12 (All Ireland Group 2)
6. Tyrone 0-13 Armagh 0-11 (All Ireland Group 2)
7. Armagh 0-16 Galway 1-12 (All Ireland Group 2)
Top scorers for Armagh:
1. Conor Turbitt: 1-21 (0-9 free, 0-1 point)
2. Rory Grugan: 0-18 (0-10 free)
3. Rian O’Neill: 1-11 (0-6 free, 0-1’45’)
4. Andrew Murnin: 1-9 (0-1)
5. Shane McPartlan: 1-5
1. Monaghan 2-17 Tyrone 1-18 (Ulster quarter-final)
2. Derry 1-21 Monaghan 2-10 (Ulster semi-final)
3. Monaghan 0-14 Derry 0-14 (All Ireland Group 4)
4. Monaghan 1-23 Clare 1-18 (All-Ireland Group 4)
5. Donegal 0-19 Monaghan 0-17 (All Ireland Group 4)
6. Monaghan 1-11 Kildare 0-13 (Quarter-final preliminary)
Top scorers for Monaghan:
1. Jack McCarron: 0-19 (0-6 free, 0-1 point)
2. Conor McManus: 0-15 (0-13 free)
3. Conor McCarthy: 2-9 (0-1 free)
4. Michael Bannigan: 0-11 (0-4 free)
Recent league fixtures:
• 2021: Monaghan 4-17 Armagh 2-21 (Ulster semi-final)
• 2019: Armagh 2-17 Monaghan 1-12 (all-Ireland qualifying)
• 2014: Monaghan 1-18 Armagh 0-13 (Ulster semi-final replay)
• 2014: Monaghan 0-14 Armagh 0-14 (Ulster semi-final)
• 2010: Monaghan 1-18 Armagh 0-9 (Ulster quarter-finals)
– Armagh have played seven games in this year’s Championship, winning five and losing two.
– Monaghan has played six games, winning three, drawing and losing one.
– Armagh reached the quarter-finals for the 11th time
– Monaghan reached the quarter-finals for the eighth time.
– Armagh picked up a two-point win over Monaghan in this year’s Allianz League.
Analysis and expectations:
The next clash between Armagh and Monaghan promises to be an exciting encounter, fueled by their historic rivalry and previous league encounters. Both teams showed their strength and determination throughout this year’s championship, battling for the quarter-finals with impressive performances.
Armagh’s top scorers Conor Turbitt, Rory Grugan, Rian O’Neill and Andrew Murnin have always delivered on the attacking front. Their ability to find the back of the net and convert crucial free kicks will be key in breaking down Monaghan’s defence.
Monaghan, on the other hand, has his own firepower in the form of Jack McCarron, Conor McManus, Conor McCarthy and Michael Bannigan. These players have proven to be reliable scorers capable of turning the tide in favor of their team.
Given their recent form and past encounters, Armagh will be eager to avenge their loss to Monaghan in the Ulster 2021 semi-final. Monaghan, meanwhile, will be determined to maintain their dominance over their rivals and continue their championship journey.
Starting squads for Armagh vs Monaghan
The Armagh vs Monaghan clash in the Championship quarter-finals should captivate fans with its intense rivalry and potential for high-scoring drama. With both teams showing strong attacking units and a desire to progress further in the competition, the outcome of this game is uncertain. Gaelic football fans can look forward to an exhilarating competition as these two Ulster powerhouses battle it out on the pitch, leaving everything in the balance for a shot at Championship glory.
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