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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2017, 11:37:10 AM »
ethan rafferty played for his club yesterday which is a bonus for Armagh, hopefully he can at least make the bench.

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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2017, 12:44:24 PM »
At this level it can often be very little that can turn a team into real contenders. Armagh beat Donegal out the gate in 2010 in the championship (having done so in the league some weeks earlier) Donegal were said to be at a very low ebb - 12 months later the majority of those players were Ulster champions. 12 months further on they were All-Ireland winners. Armagh pre 1999 were unable to get by an aging Tyrone side and were hammered by Derry.  The point re Down in 1991 has also been made. My point is sometimes while teams appear to be struggling or at a low ebb it often doesn't need a lot to make them into a good team - 1 or 2 players added, a change or tweak of tactics, a different voice can all tip the balance so while both teams may not look to be pulling up trees I don't think it's necessarily as simple as saying a team is poor. I would hope (as would Down fans for their team) that Armagh, as McGeeney has said, are 'not that far away' whether or not Kieran is the man to get the mix right remains to be seen. Looking forward to June 4th though.
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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2017, 02:07:36 AM »

Murnin and Grugan are Armagh's most important forwards

I'd be inclined to agree. Grugan has been Armagh's best player by a distance this year. Murnin is interesting. Although not as individually talented as a few others in there, his impact on the dynamic of the whole forward line is very obvious. If he's fit for this match I would expect Armagh to run up a high enough tally to get over the line.

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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2017, 07:39:29 AM »
Mooney? Seriously? Wouldn't have him on attitude alone. Overrated ability wise

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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2017, 12:41:17 PM »
Where are we all meeting for pre-match beverages?
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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2017, 09:03:28 AM »
Where are we all meeting for pre-match beverages?

Looks like you're on your own Orior ;D.

Can't believe i'm going to miss the game...only my 2nd championship game i've missed in a long time.
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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2017, 01:16:48 PM »
Confirmation for me ffs, wont even see it live on TV.

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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2017, 02:05:07 PM »
Confirmation for me ffs, wont even see it live on TV.

Must be a Tyrone bishop involved there!

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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2017, 02:17:57 PM »
Confirmation for me ffs, wont even see it live on TV.

Was wondering why I hadn't got your ticket order!!   ;D
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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2017, 02:19:58 PM »
Fondo? (that's my excuse) didn't realise it was the same day until about 2 weeks ago and i'd already paid my 67
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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2017, 02:41:41 PM »
Confirmation for me ffs, wont even see it live on TV.

Was wondering why I hadn't got your ticket order!!   ;D
And our fella caught as Sponsor too. Not overly impressed.

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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2017, 02:52:31 PM »
And our fella caught as Sponsor too. Not overly impressed.

LOL!! Think of the big pay day for the child!!   :P
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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2017, 07:34:31 PM »
This is the equivalent of a modern day Leeds V Derby Co game,a big fixture years ago,but both currently miles behind the top dogs.Sad to see.

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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2017, 07:44:54 PM »
The winner of this could make the Ulster final as I think Cavan will beat Monaghan
We are division 2 use are division 3 Tony so don't tar us with that brush
Down are in a decent position where as Armagh are where they belong division 3
Can't see us getting beat especially with the game in Newry
Galway hammered Armagh by 13 points last week so things are not good
Down team I would like to see
Cunningham
Mcaleenan
G McGovern
D O Hagen
D O Hanlon
K McKernan
C McGovern
C Mooney
P Turley
R Johnstone
M Poland
C Maginn
J Johnston
D O Hare
B O Hagen

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Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2017, 08:36:27 PM »
No joy for either side in winning this fixture,as neither has a chance against Cavan or Monaghan