Croke Park trip for Armagh in League opener

Croke Park trip for Armagh in League opener

Kieran McGeeney.

Eugene Creaney

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Kieran McGeeney's Armagh side will get the 2020 Division 1 campaign underway with the toughest possible opener - against Dublin in Croke Park on Saturday, January 29.

There will be no respite, however, for the Orchard County, who then host All Ireland champions Tyrone the following Sunday.

A string of other tough ties lie ahead - McGeeney's side host Monaghan in February before making their way to the west to tackle Mayo.

In March Armagh entertain Kildare and Kerry before finishing their campaign with a visit to Ballybofey to play Donegal, which will essentially be a dress rehearsal for the side's Ulster championship encounter later in the summer.

With the side showing steady progress over recent years, the 2022 campaign will be the toughest of McGeeney's tenure to date.

In the opener the Dubs will be keen to lay down a marker, having lost last season's All Ireland crown.

The second outing for the Orchard would normally have brought a packed audience to the Athletic Grounds. Fans will be waiting to see if there are any changes regarding protocols surrounding NFL stadium capacities.

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