Armagh hurlers will be hoping to bounce back from last week’s eight point defeat to Mayo to get their Nicky Rackard campaign back on track when they travel to Pearse Park to take on Longford at 1.30pm this Saturday.
The Orchard county, who go into Saturday’s quarter final as favourites, will be wary of an opposition that they know little about. Armagh will be looking for an improved performance this weekend and will welcome back Cahal Carvill and Declan Coulter, who were ruled out last week, and Eoin McGuinness will also be hoping to make his return from injury for his first start in the Nicky Rackard competition.
Longford overcame the challenge of Tyrone last day out and they will be looking to the likes of Kevin Connolly and Cathal Mullane to repeat their scoring exploits from last week, which saw the midlanders rack up a tally of 4-18. Armagh will be wary of the big scores that Longford have been putting up in recent games and will look to eliminate the Longford scoring threat, as well as raising their own scoring average.
Guíonn muid gach rath ar Sylvester, ar an fhoireann bhainistíochta agus ar iománaithe Ard Mhacha Dé Sathairn. We wish Sylvester, his management team and the senior hurlers the best of luck against Longford this weekend. Throw in is at 1.30pm in Pearse Park.