2017 Armagh Senior Football Championship

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Armagh SFC
Season 2017
Champions Armagh Harps (21st title)
Relegated Wolfe Tones (7th in the SBFL)
Cullaville Blues (8th in the SBFL)
Winning Captain Conor White
Man Of The Match Ultan Lennon
Winning Manager John Toner
2016
2018

The 2017 Armagh Senior Football Championship is the 117th official edition of Armagh GAA's premier gaelic football competition for senior clubs and was won by Armagh Harps. The tournament consisted of 16 teams with the winner, Armagh Harps receiving the Gerry Fegan Cup and representing Armagh in the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship.[citation needed]

The championship has a back-door format for the first two rounds where any team to lose two matches will be elininated before proceeding to a knock-out format.

Maghery Seán McDermott's werethe defending champions after they defeated St. Patrick's Cullyhanna in the 2016 final.[citation needed]

This was Cullaville Blues and Whitecross' return to the senior grade after they claimed the 2016 I.A.F.L. and I.F.C. titles respectively.[citation needed]

Wolfe Tones and Cullaville Blues are relegated to the I.F.C. and I.A.F.L. for 2018 after they finished 7th and 8th in the S.B.F.L. respectively. They will be replaced by the I.F.C. champions Killeavy St Moninna's as well as the I.A.F.L. champions Silverbridge Harps.[citation needed]

Changes from 2016 season[edit]

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Relegated to I.F.C. from S.F.C.[edit]

Rounds 1 to 3[edit]

Round 1[edit]

All 16 teams play in this round. The 8 winners progress to Round 2A while the 8 losers progress to Round 2B.

  • Ballymacnab 2-16, 1-9 Cullaville Blues, Silverbridge, 11/8/2017,
  • Granemore 1-20, 2-11 Tír na nÓg, Maghery, 12/8/2017,
  • Crossmaglen Rangers 0-17, 1-13 Whitecross, Cullyhanna, 12/8/2017,
  • Armagh Harps 1-21, 0-9 Annaghmore, Pearse Óg Park, 12/8/2017,
  • Maghery 1-19, 1-10 Madden, Abbey Park, 13/8/2017,
  • Dromintee 2-20, 2-12 Sarsfields, Abbey Park, 13/8/2017,
  • Cullyhanna 3-17, 1-10 Wolfe Tones, Athletic Grounds, 13/8/2017,
  • Clann Éireann 2-12, 1-10 Pearse Óg's, Athletic Grounds, 13/8/2017,

Round 2[edit]

Round 2A[edit]

The 8 winners from Round 1 enter this round. The 4 winners enter the draw for the Quarter Finals while the 4 losers play in Round 3.

8/25/17
8:30 pm
Maghery 3-7 - 1-8 Crossmaglen Rangers Athletic Grounds
Referee: Oliver Hearty
Aidan Forker 1-1 (0-1f, 1 sl), James Lavery and Daniel Higgins 1-0 each, Stefan Forker 0-2 (0-1f), Johnny Montgomery (1 '45), Stephen Cusack, David Lavery, Ben Crealey 0-1 each Report Jamie Clarke 1-0, Aaron Kernan (0-1f) and Rian O'Neill 0-2 each, Paul Hughes, Stephen Kernan, Kyle Carragher, Paul McKeown 0-1 each

8/26/17
6:30 pm
Armagh Harps 4-14 - 4-9 Cullyhanna Crossmaglen
Referee: Kevin Faloon
Ryan McShane 3-0, Tom O'Kane 0-4, Charlie Vernon 1-0, Ultan Lennon 0-3 (0-2f), Conor Coulter 0-1 Shea Hoey 2-2, Jason Duffy 1-2, Eugene Casey 0-4 (0-3f), Kieran Hoey 1-0, Aidan Nugent 0-1f

8/28/17
6:45 pm
Clann Éireann 2-9 - 1-10 Dromintee Athletic Grounds
Referee: Philip Conway
Conor McConville 1-6 (0-6f), Daniel McKavanagh 1-0, Conor Turbitt 0-3 (1 '45, 0-1f) Report Aidan Morgan 1-2 (0-2f), Shane McCoy (0-2f), Cathal McKenna (0-2f), Conor Martin 0-2 each, Aaron Boyle (0-1f) and Shane Carroll 0-1 each

8/28/17
8:30 pm
Ballymacnab 2-18 - 1-6 Granemore Athletic Grounds
Referee: Padraig Hughes
Rory Grugan 1-5 (0-2f), Ryan Kennedy 1-1 (1-0 pen), Jack Grugan 0-3, Finnen Maguire and Brian McCone (0-1f) 0-2 each, Michael Beagan, Pauric Gribben, Paul Kennedy, Gavin McParland, Damien McGeown 0-1 each Report Eoghan O’Neill 1-0, Jason O'Neill 0-3 (0-2f), Kieran Toner, Pete Carr, Liam Doyle 0-1 each

Round 2B[edit]

The 8 losers from Round 1 enter this round. The 4 winners advance to Round 3 while the 4 losers exit the Championship.

  • Annaghmore 2-15, 3-12 Sarsfields, Athletic Grounds, 25/8/2017,
  • Whitecross 1-8, 0-10 Culloville Blues, Silverbridge, 25/8/2017,
  • Wolfe Tones 3-14, 2-11 Pearse Óg's, Portadown, 26/8/2017,
  • Madden 4-14, 2-8 Tír na nÓg, Granemore, 27/8/2017,
  • Sarsfields 1-14, 0-13 Annaghmore, Davitt Park, 30/8/2017, (Replay)

Round 3[edit]

The 4 losers from Round 2A (who won a match and lost a match) play the 4 winners from Round 2B (who lost a match and won a match). The 4 winners qualify for the quarter-finals.

9/8/17
8:30 pm
Madden 1-15 - 1-9 Dromintee Athletic Grounds
Referee: Ruan McKinstry
Niall Grimley 0-7 (0-6f, 1 '45), Aron McKenna 1-2 Shane McCoy 0-3 (0-1f), Ryan Gaskin 0-2, Aidan Morgan and Cathal McKenna 0-1 each

9/9/17
5:45 pm
Sarsfields 2-10 - 0-13 Granemore Abbey Park
Referee: Philip Conway

9/10/17
2:45 pm
Cullyhanna 2-12 - 2-7 Whitecross Crossmaglen
Referee: Christopher Lennon
Aidan Nugent 0-6 (0-3f), Eugene Casey 0-4 (0-1f), Aodhan Conlon (1-0 pen) and Jason Duffy 1-0 each, Sean Connell and Pearse Casey (0-1f) 0-1 each Conor Malone 1-1, Barry Og McKeown 1-0, Kieran McNulty 0-2, Cathal McSherry, Ryan McSherry, Colm O'Hanlon, Mark Shields (0-1f) 0-1 each

9/10/17
7:00 pm
Crossmaglen Rangers 1-19 - 1-7 Wolfe Tones Athletic Grounds
Referee: Paul Boylan
Rian O'Neill 0-6 (0-3f), Aaron Kernan 0-5 (0-4f), Oisin O'Neill 0-3, Kyle Carragher 1-0, Paul Hughes and Stephen Morris 0-2 each, Martin Aherne 0-1 James Lavery 1-2 (0-2f), Paudie Judge 0-3f, James Doyle and Niall Geoghan 0-1 each

Knock-Out Stage[edit]

Last Eight Draw[edit]

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
Armagh Harps 1-10 (1-10 R)  
Cullyhanna 1-10 (0-9 R)     Armagh Harps 1-13  
Ballymacnab 2-14     Ballymacnab 0-11  
Madden 4-7       Armagh Harps 2-9
Maghery 1-17       Maghery 0-11
Sarsfields 3-7     Maghery 2-13
Crossmaglen Rangers 1-23     Crossmaglen Rangers 0-16    
Clann Éireann 0-10  

Quarter-Finals[edit]

The four winners from Round 2A play the four winners from Round 3. The 4 winners advance to the semi-finals.

9/15/17
8:30 pm
Armagh Harps 1-10 - 1-10 Cullyhanna Athletic Grounds
Referee: Stephen Murray
Ultan Lennon 0-6 (0-4f), Gareth Swift 1-1, Declan McKenna 0-2, Simon McCoy 0-1 Report Aidan Nugent 1-5 (1-0 pen, 0-4f), Eugene Casey 0-3 (0-1f), Sean Connell and Ciaran McKeever 0-1 each

9/16/17
5:00 pm
Ballymacnab 2-14 - 4-7 Madden Athletic Grounds
Referee: Kevin Faloon
Jack Grugan 2-4, Rory Grugan and Gavin McParland 0-3 each, Paul Kennedy and Brian McCone 0-2 each Report Aaron McKenna 2-2 (1-0 pen), Conor Grimley 1-3, Donal Rafferty 1-0, Niall Grimley (0-1f) and Kyle Morgan 0-1 each

9/16/17
6:45 pm
Crossmaglen Rangers 1-23 - 0-10 Clann Éireann Athletic Grounds
Referee: Stephen McKinley
Rian O'Neill 0-7 (0-3f), Kyle Carragher 1-3, Aaron Kernan (0-3f) and Oisin O'Neill 0-4 each, Stephen Morris 0-3, Seanie McConville and Padraig Stuttard 0-1 each Ryan Henderson and Conor McConville (0-2f) 0-2 each, Conor Turbitt, Ryan Owens, Jonny Terrode, Adam Kelly, Jack Wilson, Shea Heffron (0-1f) 0-1 each

9/18/17
8:30 pm
Maghery 1-17 - 3-7 Sarsfields Athletic Grounds
Referee: Padraig Hughes
Stefan Forker 0-4 (0-1f), Stephen Cusack, Conor Mackle, Aidan Forker (0-1f) 0-3 each, Ronan Lappin 1-0, Ben Crealey, Brian Fox, Seamus Forker, Shea Tennyson 0-1 each Report Eamon McGeown 2-1 (1-0 pen), Michael McGeown 1-0, Chris McGaughey (0-2f) and Michael Stevenson 0-2 each, Sean McAlinden and Caoimhin Robinson 0-1 each

9/22/17
8:30 pm
Armagh Harps 1-10 - 0-9 Cullyhanna Athletic Grounds
Referee: Kevin Faloon
Ultan Lennon 0-5 (0-3f), Simon McCoy 1-1, Declan McKenna, Ryan McShane, Joe McElroy, Lorcan Oliver 0-1 each Eugene Casey (0-1f) and Aidan Nugent (0-3f) 0-3 each, Pearse Casey 0-2 (1 '45), Jason Duffy 0-1

Semi-Finals[edit]

29 September 2017
8:30 pm
Semi Final
Armagh Harps 1-13 - 0-11 Ballymacnab Athletic Grounds
Referee: Jake Magill
Conor Coulter 1-0, Declan McKenna and Gareth Swift (0-2f) 0-3 each, Joe McElroy and Tom O'Kane 0-2 each, Josh Loughran, Ultan Lennon, Conor Murphy (0-1f) 0-1 each Report Rory Grugan 0-7 (0-3f), Ryan Kennedy, Jack Grugan (0-1f), Paul Kennedy, Brian McCone (0-1f) 0-1 each

30 September 2017
6:00 pm
Semi Final
Maghery 2-13 - 0-16 Crossmaglen Rangers Athletic Grounds
Referee: Kevin Faloon
Man of the Match: Stephen Cusack
Stephen Cusack 1-2 (0-1f), Stefan Forker (0-2f) and Aidan Forker (0-2f) 0-4 each, Ronan Lappin 1-0, Ciaran Higgins, Ben Crealey, Paul Forker 0-1 each Report Oisin O'Neill (0-1f) and Rian O'Neill (0-2f) 0-4 each, Aaron Kernan 0-3f, Stephen Kernan and Padraig Stuttard 0-2 each, Paul Hughes 0-1

Final[edit]

15 October 2017
5:00 pm
Final
Armagh Harps 2-9 - 0-11 Maghery Athletic Grounds
Attendance: 7,061
Referee: Kevin Faloon
Man of the Match: Ultan Lennon
Ultan Lennon 1-5 (0-3f), Ryan McShane 1-1, Conor White, Joe McElroy (0-1f), Conor Murphy 0-1 each Report Stefan Forker (0-1f) and Aidan Forker (0-2f) 0-3 each, James Lavery, Connor Mackle, Ronan Lappin, David Fox, Seamus Forker 0-1 each

Ulster Senior Club Football Championship[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armagh Standard Archives". Irishnewsarchive.com. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 

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