Orchard suffer O'Neill blow

May 29, 2024

Antrim's Peter Healy is tackled by Conor O'Neill of Armagh ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Conor O’Neill will play no further part in Armagh’s All-Ireland SFC campaign after rupturing his Achilles against Westmeath last Saturday.

O’Neill was stretchered off just moments after kicking a point in the 0-16 to 0-11 win at the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds. On the plus side, talisman Rian O’Neill is expected to return from a calf injury for Sunday’s clash with Derry at Celtic Park.

“Losing Conor, he has ruptured his Achilles, that’s a big blow and he has only come back,” Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney told reporters.

“We got a lot of knocks and bangs, there was a couple of big hits but that’s the way these things go."

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