Armagh GAA

Armagh has a long tradition of Gaelic football and had several clubs before the formation of the County Board in 1889.
Armagh became only the second team to win the Ulster Senior Football Championship in 1890.
In the early years of the GAA, the club that won the county championship went on to represent the county and would subsequently wear the county colours. And in that year (1890) Armagh Harps represented the county in the Ulster final, beating Tyrone (Cookstown’s Owen Roes).
It took until 2002 for Armagh to win their first and only All-Ireland Senior Football Championship under manager Joe Kernan.
In club football, the local city derby’s are played out between the Pearse Ogs and the Armagh Harps, with the most significant match of recent times being in the 2009 county final where the Ogs ran out winners by 0-8 to 0-4.
They made a return to the county final in 2012 losing to Crossmaglen Rangers who have dominated club football for years.
Like many counties outside of the game’s ‘headquarters’ of Munster and south Leinster, hurling has had to live in the shadow cast by Gaelic football.
A recent resurgence has been noted however in Armagh under the guidance of manager Mattie Lennon and his assistant Ger Rogan.
In 2006 Armagh won the NHL Division 3 championship, winning all of their games in the group stages before beating Louth 3-10 to 1-11 in the final at Breffni Park in Cavan. But the step up the following season proved too much when they failed to win any of their games.
In club hurling and Camogie, the outlying areas of Keady and Middletown lead the way in County Armagh, but city team Cuchulainns are well matched to give any of them a good game as their minors proved in 2012, beating Keady in the Minor Hurling Championship final win.
Check the Armagh County GAA website for all the latest county news and results.

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