Lee Keegan questions Armagh’s All-Ireland credentials and delivers his verdict ahead of Tyrone’s ‘critical’ equalizer

Former Mayo star Lee Keegan has questioned whether Armagh is a true All-Ireland contender this season ahead of their Group Two clash with rivals Tyrone on Saturday night.

Writing in his weekly column on the RTE Sport website, the Sunday Game pundit also suggested “unrest” in Armagh after they failed to win the Ulster title following their dramatic penalty shootout loss to Derry at Clones on last month.

Kieran McGeeney’s side picked up an unconvincing first round win over Westmeath at the Box-It Athletic Grounds last weekend with a late Conor Turbitt goal helping the hosts to a 1-13 to 1-win. 12, while Tyrone lost to Galway in their first game.

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“It certainly seems like the stakes are high here. Both teams are in dire need of a win, both from a psychological standpoint and from an overall competition perspective,” Keegan said.

“As a result, I suspect we will see a true white knuckle championship in Omagh.

“Since the last defeat to Ulster, rumors of discontent have been heard here and there about the management of Kieran McGeeney by small sections of Armagh support.

“In blunt terms, this is to be expected. If you’re in charge for eight or nine years and you haven’t won anything, people will start asking questions.