Three Saturday dates out of four for Armagh fans

Three Saturday dates out of four for Armagh fans.

Tiernan Kelly

Eugene Creaney


Eugene Creaney


In what will be without doubt his biggest year in management, Armagh boss Kieran McGeeney will lead his side into action for a hat trick of Saturday night fixtures in this season's National Football League.

It all starts with a huge tie against Dublin at Croke Park on January 29.

The Jones Road game has been pencilled in for a 7pm start with a number of fans already seeking overnight accommodation. Although it is difficult to know how the pandemic will affect attendances, it would be surprising, considering the 82,000 capacity of Croke Park, to see any restrictions concerning fans numbers.

Following the Dubs clash Armagh will have two further home games in a row. They will host Monaghan on Saturday, February 19 at 5.30pm, but firstly they will play Tyrone on Sunday, February 6.

The side will have a break before returning to the venue to play Kildare on March 12, which has a 6pm start.

Also in this year's campaign, Kieran McGeeney's side will face a championship dress rehearsal, visiting Ballybofey to play Donegal - a team they will also meet in the Ulster series.

With Mayo playing their home games this season in Roscommon's Doctor Hyde Park due to Castlebar being closed, Armagh supporters who will make the trip will see the group stages reach an exciting conclusion with the visit of Kerry to the Athletic Grounds on March 20.

The Armagh squad has been strengthened recently by the introduction of several new faces, following Clann Eireann's recent run. Conor Turbitt, Barry McCambridge and Tiernan Kelly will all return to the fold.

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