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Westmeath And Armagh Meet For Second Year Running In ‘Back Door’

By Gerry Buckley

Armagh football fans are coming to TEG Cusack Park this weekend for the third time in 11 months. The first ever championship encounter between the counties saw Kieran McGeeney’s men edge out Tom Cribbin’s troops by 1-12 to 1-7 on July 8 last in the Qualifiers, in what proved to be the Kildare man’s last time to wear the Westmeath bainisteoir bib.

Colin Kelly has since taken over the reins in the Lake County and the Louth man will be keen to avenge the Orchard County’s comprehensive league win here on February 4, the visitors 14th victory in 20 National Football League clashes.



Saturdays clash throws in at 7pm at TEG Cusack Park. Adm Adults €15, Juvenile: €5.00 & Student/OAP: €10.00

Westmeath v. Armagh, previous meeting in SFC


Armagh: E Rafferty 1-0, R Grugan (2fs), G McParland 0-3 each, O O’Neill 0-2, S Campbell, N Grimley (f), A Forker, S Sheridan 0-1 each.

Westmeath: J Heslin 0-6 (4fs), P Sharry 1-0, A Gaughan 0-1.

ARMAGH: Blaine Hughes; Aaron McKay, Charlie Vernon, Paul Hughes; Aidan Forker, Brendan Donaghy, James Morgan; Stephen Sheridan, Niall Grimley; Ciaran O’Hanlon, Anthony Duffy, Rory Grugan; Jamie Clarke, Andrew Murnin, Gavin McParland. Subs used: Stefan Campbell for Clarke (BC, 2), Gregory McCabe for Morgan (BC, 18), Oisín O’Neill for Duffy (44), Mark Shields for McKay (inj., 44), Ciaran McKeever for McParland (56), Ethan Rafferty for O’Hanlon (63).

WESTMEATH: Darren Quinn; Mark McCallon, Kevin Maguire, Jamie Gonoud; James Dolan, Frank Boyle, David Lynch; Ger Egan, Sam Duncan; John Egan, Paul Sharry, Kelvin Reilly; Killian Daly, Kieran Martin, John Heslin. Subs used: Tommy McDaniel for G Egan (inj., 28), Callum McCormack for Reilly (54), Alan Stone for Duncan (56), Noel Mulligan for Lynch (60), Alan Gaughan for J Egan (BC, 66), Alex Gardiner for McCallon (BC, 67).

Westmeath v. Armagh previous meetings in NFL

27/10/1935, Armagh, Armagh 3-1 Westmeath 0-9

5/11/1967, Lurgan, Westmeath 1-8 Armagh 0-8

10/11/1968, Athlone, Westmeath 2-8 Armagh 2-5

19/10/1969, Lurgan, Westmeath 2-11 Armagh 2-9

14/2/1971, Cusack Park, Armagh 1-7 Westmeath 0-6

12/12/1971, Lurgan, Westmeath 4-6 Armagh 2-5

3/11/1974, Lurgan, Armagh 4-6 Westmeath 1-2

9/11/1975, Athlone, Armagh 3-10 Westmeath 0-11

21/11/1976, Cusack Park, Armagh 3-11 Westmeath 0-5

20/11/1977, Lurgan, Armagh 3-9 Westmeath 1-4

29/10/1978, Armagh, Armagh 8-13 Westmeath 1-5

3/12/1978, Castletown-Geoghegan, Armagh 4-6 Westmeath 0-8

11/2/1996, Castletown-Geoghegan, Armagh 1-9 Westmeath 2-5

30/11/1997, Cusack Park, Armagh 1-11 Westmeath 2-6

11/2/2001, Crossmaglen, Armagh 3-13 Westmeath 1-7

8/4/2007, Crossmaglen, Armagh 2-10 Westmeath 0-12

17/2/2008, Cusack Park, Westmeath 1-11 Armagh 1-6

14/2/2010, Crossmaglen, Armagh 2-19 Westmeath 0-8

24/3/2013, Cusack Park, Westmeath 0-17 Armagh 0-16

4/2/2018, TEG Cusack Park, Armagh 2-17 Westmeath 1-11


Best of Luck Lads!!

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