The 2023 Ulster championship reaches its conclusion with Armagh v Derry this weekend. Defending champions Derry face Armagh in what should be another Ulster final classic.
Rory Gallagher's, Derry side is aiming to complete back-to-back title wins, for the first time since 1976. The Oak Leafers beat Monaghan in the semi-final in an impressive showing two weeks ago, winning 1-21 to 2-10. Armagh on the other hand are hoping to win their first Anglo-Celt Cup since their last final appearance in 2008.
When is Armagh v Derry?
The two teams will face off in St. Tiernach's Park in Clones on Sunday the 14th of May, with throw-in scheduled for 4pm.
How to watch Armagh v Derry?
The game will be shown on RTE 2 and BBC NI 2, with coverage starting at 3:30pm. The game will also be live-streamed on RTE Player and BBC iPlayer.
Armagh and Derry meet for the first time since 2000 in the Ulster senior football final and this game should be a thriller, considering both teams are in great form. The Oak Leafers are in flying from leading up to the final. Making them strong favourites to retain their title. Their journey to the final has been nothing but impressive. Derry had a comprehensive 3-17 to 2-08 win over Gallagher's native Fermanagh in the quarter-finals. Before going on to beat Monaghan comfortably and in a confident manner in the semi-final two weeks ago, winning 1-21 to 2-10.
Similarly, Kieran McGeeney's Armagh side also seemed to breeze through the stages of the competition, being untroubled for the majority of their campaign. They took on Cavan in the Ulster football quarter-final and had a comfortable win, beating the Breffni county 1-14 to 0-12. They showed their intentions of wanting to win the Anglo-Celt Cup further when they took on Down in the semi-final. Winning the game 4-10 t0 0-12 points, proving to Derry that they will have no easy task of trying to retain back-to-back Ulster titles when they meet this Sunday.
Both teams will progress into the All-Ireland series beginning later this month. The winners will be put into group four along with Clare, Monaghan and Donegal. With the losers being drawn more difficult fixtures in Group 2, which has Galway, Tyrone and Westmeath.
Kieran McGeeney has named a strong Armagh side to take on Derry this weekend, which he hopes will boost their chances of snatching the Ulster Champions title over Derry.
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