Champions League Final in the Clubrooms

Get down to Holm Park on Saturday evening and enjoy some fantastic drinks promotions to wrap up the last big event of the football season.

Whether you’ll be cheering on Barca or the Old Lady, we’ve something for everyone. There’ll be pints for £2.50 and offers on spirits and selected bottled beers!

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City finish strongly to take top-half spot

Armagh City finished their first season back in the Belfast Telegraph Championship One in a creditable seventh position.

Their 2-0 victory over Knockbreda at Holm Park on Saturday moved them into the top-half of the table after a hard fought encounter.
The sides were deadlocked at the interval, mainly due to an outstaning performance from the Belfast side’s teenage goalkeeper Oliver Fletham who saved well to deny City’s Stephen Murray, Andrew Hoey and Andy Moore in quick succession.
But Knockbreda were always dangerous on the break and Jordan Hughes and Matt Johnston both went close in the opening half.
After the break, however, City took control and they deservedly took the lead through Andrew Hoey who looped the ball over Fletham after an incisive run down the right by Dale Montgomery.
And, just four minutes later, Armagh doubled their lead when Philip Donnelly fired the ball into the roof of the Knockbreada net after another superb break from the rampant home side.
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Late on the Belfast visitors had a penalty shout turned down but, overall, they were well beaten by a strong and youthful City outfit who had the luxury of bringing on their 16-year-old youth international ‘keeper Conor Larkin on the hour.
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Cup final fever

Armagh City will be hoping to end their season in real style this week when they contest the Mid-Ulster Cup final against Dungannon Swifts on Tuesday night.
The match will be played at Stangmore Park and kicks-off at 7.45pm.
City will be underdogs against the Premier League outfit but can take heart after turning over Glenavon 3-2 in their semi-final, also playing away from home.
Armagh’s only worry will be the set-up of their back-four as defenders Ultan Lennon (injured) and Luke Grimley (suspended) are unavailable. Dara Noonan was also taken off  near the end of the Bangor match on Saturday as a precaution but, hopefully, he will be fit to play in the cup final.
However, Armagh have plenty of cover in this area and whoever is brought in as replacements will undoubtedly do a decent job.
Elsewhere the team is at full strength and capable of making life more than difficult for the Swifts.
City will be running a supporters bus to the final which leaves their Holm Park clubrooms at 6.45pm.
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Meanwhile, Armagh conclude their Championship One season this Saturday, April 25, when they entertain Knockbreda at Holm Park, kick-off 3pm.
A win for City means they would overtake their Belfast opponents in the league table, finishing in a creditable seventh place.
But it will not be easy against a confident Knockbreda outfit who have shown improved form recently.
The sides usually have a close encounter and another eagerly contested match is envisaged again this time around.
Following the match a ‘Night of the Races’ has been arranged in the clubrooms, (starting around 6pm), and everyone is cordially invited to attend.
The ‘Players Presentation’ evening is also scheduled to take place in Armagh City Hotel on Saturday, May 16. Following the awards and dinner there will be music and dancing. Anyone wishing to attend can contact club chairman Philip Johnston or any committee member for details.
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City beat Welders to secure Championship 1 status

H&W Welders 0 Armagh City 2

City secured their Championship 1 status as they moved to seventh position in the league with an excellent away win. City played well throughout the first half, with Donnelly and Hoey both going close with long range efforts. The Welders had some decent attacks and also went close on a few occassions, but City came closest to breaking the deadlock when Moore had an effort cleared off the line.

Lucky to be on even terms at the break, Welders started the second half in determined fashion and Rainey forced an excellent block from City keeper Morgan. They went close and skimmed the bar, but it was City who broke the deadlock through Andrew Hoey, when he fired over the keeper from a narrow angle after being put through following good work by Murray and Donnelly down the left flank.

As the game drifted towards the close, the teams were matched in a midfield tussle, but then Donnelly sealed the points for City when he got on the end of a neat through ball from Hoey. This was a great away win for City, with an impressive defensive display and some excellent quick attacking play.

City team: Morgan, Montgomery, R McGerrigan, Grimley, Noonan, Mallon, Moore, Cullen, Murray, Donnelly, Hoey

Subs: McAnallen, McQuaid, Boyle, McNamee, S McGerrigan

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Bus available for fans going to Mid-Ulster Cup final

The Mid Ulster Cup Final is on Tuesday 21st April where City will take on Dungannon Swifts. A bus to Stangmore Park will leave the club at 6.45pm. Seats can be booked by contacting any committee member or texting P Johnston on 07979812153 or G Lester on 07557967667 or on Facebook. The match kicks off at 7.45 pm.

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Under 16s in NIBFA semi-final against Linfield

The NIBFA Cup Under-16 semi-final is on Wednesday 15th April at Lurgan Junior High. The Homecare-sponsored Armagh City team take on Linfield. Come along and support our youth team. Kick-off at 8pm.

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Last Match

League

Armagh City 2
Knockbreda 0

Saturday 25th April

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