Monaghan’s Dessie Mone: could be largely confined to defensive duties against Dublin’s rampant attack. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I read with interest Niall Moyna’s comments here during the week on the likely physical impact on Monaghan of last week’s qualifier win over Kildare b(...)

Armagh’s Kevin Dyas: his athleticism reminds you of why he was an attractive proposition for AFL scouts as a teenager. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The absolute drizzling pity of Armagh’s strop with the scribbling nibs of the press room has nothing to do with column inches devoted to them or what(...)

Meath’s Michael Newman is tackled by Armagh’s  Brendan Donaghy during the qualifer at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Armagh 0-18 Meath 0-13 Meath, a football dynasty deep in transition, have been removed from the championship before the serious business commences a(...)

David Bray of Meath with struggles to find a way past James Morgan of Armagh at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Armagh 0-18 Meath 0-13Meath, a football dynasty deep in transition, have been removed from the championship before the serious business commences as A(...)

Armagh and Tyrone players confront each other en masse  early in the All-Ireland SFC   Qualifier Series Round 2B game at Healy Park in Tyrone. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

The strangely selective Armagh media ban has once again been temporarily broken, this time to allow assistant manager Peter McDonnell to claim the tea(...)

Meath captain Kevin Reilly is tackled by Dublin’s Bernard Brogan in the recent one-sided Leinster football final in Croke Park. Meath now face a 5pm throw-in against Armagh on Saturday.

“Kevin Reilly respects Dublin but doesn’t fear them,” read the July 17th headline. Here’s as good a time as any for a follow-up from the Bettystown-ba(...)

Roscommon’s Enda Smith holds off Joshua Hayes of Cavan in the last round of qualifiers. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Roscommon v Armagh (Dr Hyde Park, Saturday 5pm): The throatiest cheers outside of Armagh last Sunday would have been heard in Roscommon, free at last(...)

Cavan’s Gearóid McKiernan in action against Roscommon during the National League Division Three final. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The mood music around the Armagh panel was all wrong going into last year’s defeat to Cavan at Breffni Park.In hindsight, the Armagh players’ doubts (...)

Jamie Clarke celebrates scoring Armagh’s eighth goal. Photograph: Liam McArdle/Inpho

Armagh 8-13 Leitrim 0-10Armagh manager Paul Grimley has urged Orchard County fans not to get too carried away with their eight-goal trouncing of Leitr(...)

Eugene McVerry scored a hat-trick of goals  as Armagh ran out 27-point winners over Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon.  Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

Armagh 8-13 Leitrim 0-10: Armagh continued their excellent form in the qualifier series, scoring eight goals in a stunning 27-point victory over Leitr(...)