Ó Fiaich Cup Preview: Armagh play Louth in semi final clash

Armagh play Louth on Tuesday evening in their  Ó Fiaich Cup semi-final, which was supposed to be played Sunday but was postponed due to bad weather.

The match will take place tonight in Crossmaglen at 8pm, the semi final winners will play Tyrone in the final after they defeated Derry in the first semi-final on Sunday. The red hands booked their place in the Ó Fiaich Cup final at the weekend after thrashing Derry  1-18 to 0-10.

The inter-county competition, named after the late Cardinal Tomas Ó Fiaich, took place in Crossmaglen for many years but was discontinued and did not take place for a number of years until its revival in winter 2013.

It is a excellent opportunity for the supposedly smaller counties such as Louth to win a trophy and will give them a spring in their step for the upcoming season.

The orchard county will be favourites against Louth and it will surely be a entertaining final tonight.

Armagh have recalled Rory Grugan, Joe Feeney and Colm Watters back into the Armagh panel, but does not feature any players from recently crowned Ulster champions Crossmaglen.

The orchard county  will be without any Crossmaglen players until their involvement in the AIB All-Ireland Club Championship  is over, in either February or March in time for the league campaign.



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