Derry vs Armagh Ulster Football – Click for live score commentary

Ulster Football quarter-final Derry v Armagh, we have a preview and live score commentary from the game we a 4pm start time.

The Ulster Championship will be more competitive than ever this year given the straight knock-out format of the Championship. Derry vs Armagh is the second quarter-final on Sunday. The winner of this tie will meet the winner of Donegal vs Tyrone a fortnite after.’


Armagh had the more successful league campaign out of these two teams. They earned promotion to Division 1 for the first time since 2012 by beating Clare last weekend.

Oisin O’Neill said that promotion was a huge goal for the team.

“We never talked about the Championship and even since we came back, we haven’t spoken about Derry once. These two games (against Roscommon and Clare) are all that we were focused on and we didn’t get the job done last week but we did this week.”

The win gives Armagh some much-needed momentum going into the most competitive of all the Provincial Championships. They would have perhaps learned more from the defeat to Roscommon than from the win against Clare. Either way, Kieran McGeeney will be delighted to have two games under the belt before heading into this one.

Oakleaves starting to Blossom?

Meanwhile, Derry made an impressive return to action and did all in their power to threaten the promotion places in Division 3. However, they just missed out thanks to their head-to-head record with Down. Firstly, a win at home to Longford marked a successful return to action. Secondly, Derry showed they weren’t just heading into the Championship to take part with a two-point on the road to Offaly.

Rory Gallagher has acknowledged that the lockdown was perhaps beneficial to his squad as it allowed injuries to heal. As a result, Gallagher will have a full squad at his disposal for the Armagh game with the sole exception of Karl McCaigue. Thankfully, the return of Conor Glass from the AFL has significantly strengthened the spine of the Derry team.

After last year’s disappointing Championship that ended in round 2 of the qualifiers, Derry are out to prove that they are able to challenge in Ulster. But, they haven’t been in a final since 2011 and are still on the upward curve.

In contrast, Armagh were unlucky to lose out in the Ulster semi-final replay to Cavan last year. A win over Monaghan was a big way to recover. But, Mayo eliminated them in the following round after a thrilling contest.

The home side are 15/8 outsiders and the Orchard county are 8/15 with Paddy Power. A draw is 15/2.

The game is live on BBC Northern Ireland.

Prediction: Armagh.

Ulster Football Championship Quarter-Final: Derry vs Armagh, Sunday, November 1st, 16:00 (Celtic Park). 

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Derry vs Longford – Preview and live score commentary

Derry vs Longford – Preview and live score commentary, the division three match starts at 4:30pm on Saturday

Derry vs Longford sees last year’s Division 4 winners attempt to put themselves in a promotion battle ahead of round 7. However, Longford have Cork in the final round so they know that this could be their best chance to leave themselves in the mix for a step up.

Only Down could beat Longford before the lockdown. A draw with Offaly is the only other blemish on their otherwise perfect record. Denis Connerton will not be complaining about the new suspension of club activity. The Longford Club Championship had already suffered setbacks and was only at the semi-final stage. As a result, the county manager would not have had some of his players available until a week before the game in Celtic Park. However, he will now have a full contingent to train with.

On the other hand, Derry started 2020 by kicking-on from the League performance in 2019. After winning Division 4, Derry proved to be more than able to compete in Division 3. Most recently, they were just two points shy of Cork in an exciting 3-13 to 3-11 game in March. Otherwise, convincing wins over Louth and Tipperary could only be overshadowed by a loss to Down. This came after an opening round draw to Leitrim.

In the Club scene, Slaughtneil returned to the summit. But, the Championship has been more competitive in recent years which will only be to manager Rory Gallagher’s benefit.

Derry have a tough Ulster Championship ahead of them. On November 1st, they host Armagh. If Derry can bring their League form to the Championship this year they may be able to compete in a tough province.

Meanwhile, Longford also start their Championship on November 1st. Division 3 rivals Louth are their opponents. Denis Connerton will be hoping to replicate their win against the Wee County in January.

Allianz National League: Derry vs Longford, Saturday October 17th, 4pm (Celtic Park).


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Derry vs Louth Division 3 Football

Last updated on Apr 3rd, 2020 at 16:34

Derry – O Lynch; C McCluskey, B Rogers, C McWilliams; S Downey (0-1), P McGrogan, N Keenan; C McKaigue, C McFaul; E Bradley, P Cassidy, D Tallon; B Heron (0-2), S McGuigan (1-7), N Toner. Subs: N Loughlin (1-0) for E Bradley, P Kearney for D Tallon, D Cassidy for P Cassidy, C Doherty for N Toner, C McAtamney for C McFaul.


Louth – C Lynch; F Donohoe, D Campbell, J Craven; E Callaghan, B Duffy (0-1), J Clutterbuck; C Early, T Durnin; G Garland, C Downey, C McKeever; R Burns (0-6), D Byrne (1-2), C Grimes. Subs: O Murray for G Garland, D Corcoran for F Donohoe, E Duffy for C Downey, G McSorley for C Grimes, R Holcroft for C Early.

Referee – B Judge.


League Tables

Derry vs Tipperary Division 3 Football

Last updated on Jul 17th, 2020 at 23:54

Derry – O Lynch; C McWilliams, B Rogers, L McGoldrick (0-1); S Downey, P McGrogan, N Keenan (0-1); C McFaul, C McKaigue; E Bradley, P Cassidy, D Tallon; B Heron, S McGuigan (0-7), N Toner (0-1). Subs: A Doherty for P Cassidy, C Bradley for E Bradley, D Cassidy for N Toner, C Doherty for B Heron, C McAtamney for D Tallon.

Tipperary – E Comerford; A Campbell, J Meagher, C O’Shaughnessy; E Moloney, R Kiely, D Brennan; S O’Brien, Conal Kennedy; K Fahey, J Kennedy (0-2), B Fox; Liam Boland, C Sweeney (0-3), K O’Halloran (0-1). Subs: J Nyland for Liam Boland, R Quigley for R Kiely, A Moloney for Conal Kennedy, Colman Kennedy for K O’Halloran, T Fitzgerald for K Fahey.

Referee – J Henry.


League Tables

Derry vs Leitrim Division 3 Football

Last updated on Oct 21st, 2020 at 19:26

Derry – O Lynch; C McCluskey, P McGrogan, L McGoldrick; B Rogers, C McKaigue (0-1), C Doherty; G O’Neill, E Bradley (1-3); E Duffy (0-1), D Tallon, C McFaul (0-2); B McCarron (0-1), R Bell (0-2), C Bradley. Subs: S McGuigan (1-1) for C Bradley, N Toner for G O’Neill, N Keenan for L McGoldrick, A Doherty for E Duffy, C McWilliams for C Doherty.

Leitrim – D McKiernan; C Reynolds, F McTague, P Maguire; A Flynn, J Gilheany, C McGloin (1-0); D Wrynn, S Moran (0-3); S Quinn, D McGovern, D Flynn (0-1); O McCaffrey, D Rooney (0-1), K Beirne (0-9). Subs: O McLaughlin for O McCaffrey, R O’Rourke for C McGloin, D Bruen for D McGovern.

Referee – N Mooney.