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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #18990 on: September 25, 2018, 08:43:04 AM »
Cross v Cullyhanna
Maghery v Ballymacnab

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« Reply #18991 on: September 25, 2018, 10:54:28 AM »
The best 4 teams left in the championship and genuinely think any 4 of them can take it.  Its good to see the Armagh championship so healthy at last. 

Ballymacnab have been outstanding this year and Cullyhanna have been nothing short of great too.  Cross and Maghery are finally gaining steam at the right time also so 2 great semi finals coming up. 
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« Reply #18992 on: September 25, 2018, 01:30:10 PM »
Genuinely think both games will be very tight. Cullyhanna and Maghery slight favourites but we could cause an upset and the Nab are the form team. Wouldn’t rule any result out.

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« Reply #18993 on: September 27, 2018, 02:35:20 PM »
 Hope to at least make the cross v cullyhanna game. Has the potential to be a cracker with a bit of needle  ;)

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« Reply #18994 on: September 27, 2018, 03:00:01 PM »
Maghery should dispose of the Nab, they are a bit more streetwise and the Nab have a weakness in defence.

Cross v Cullyhanna will be interesting and this could easily be the final I feel. Cullyhanna ambushed Cross 2 years ago in a game in which they were clearly second best. However the gap has narrowed since then as Cross have slipped back and Cullyhanna have improved sightly. Cross are 1/3 favourites with the bookies but it can only be based on past reputation and not current form. Up until last week I would have favoured Cullyhanna but Cross have got a few key players back and were seriously impressive against Harps last week so I believe that they will just about edge it.

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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #18995 on: September 28, 2018, 08:32:28 AM »
Cross v Cullyhanna will be interesting and this could easily be the final I feel. Cullyhanna ambushed Cross 2 years ago in a game in which they were clearly second best. However the gap has narrowed since then as Cross have slipped back and Cullyhanna have improved sightly. Cross are 1/3 favourites with the bookies but it can only be based on past reputation and not current form. Up until last week I would have favoured Cullyhanna but Cross have got a few key players back and were seriously impressive against Harps last week so I believe that they will just about edge it.

Can't wait to see this match myself. Rangers were very impressive against us, but I feel looking back on it that a lot of that owed as much to our inadequacies on the night as it did to Rangers' excellence. That's why I am so looking forward to this match. My sense will be that St Pats will put a greater onus on keeping their defence much tighter than we did, which should leave it a close game.

The Nab have been very impressive this year, albeit in the league. They have had not had top play any of the main Championship challengers yet in the Championship, so this will represent a step up in class for them. James Lavery looked to have major fitness concerns against Madden, and his presence / absence could be crucial.

If I was pushed to give an opinion, I would tentatively go for a Rangers v Maghery final.


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« Reply #18996 on: October 04, 2018, 05:30:37 PM »
So with our injuries and St Pats run of form they will probably beat us with 3-4 spare. If Lavery is out then that’s a huge blow for the lough shores men. The second semi will be a tight affair with Maghery  nicking it by a point I reckon as experience will tell

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« Reply #18997 on: October 08, 2018, 03:28:58 PM »
Just reading the IN on line, quote ''If Crossmaglen's not there (referring to county final), it's not a county final" Kieran Donnelly, assistant manager from Crossmaglen. What a complete arrogant BS, not an ounce of humility.

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« Reply #18998 on: October 08, 2018, 10:31:18 PM »
Just reading the IN on line, quote ''If Crossmaglen's not there (referring to county final), it's not a county final" Kieran Donnelly, assistant manager from Crossmaglen. What a complete arrogant BS, not an ounce of humility.

I remember us getting beat by Cross in the County final and Donal Murtagh came into our changing rooms after the game to commiserate with us but told us not to be too down as we got beat by a better Cross team and there was no shame in losing to Cross, keep the heads up and try and come back again...Holy sweet f**k, instead of saying unlucky lads, thanks for the good hard game he comes in to our changing rooms after losing a County final to tell us how good Cross are :-X
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« Reply #18999 on: October 08, 2018, 11:04:52 PM »
Just reading the IN on line, quote ''If Crossmaglen's not there (referring to county final), it's not a county final" Kieran Donnelly, assistant manager from Crossmaglen. What a complete arrogant BS, not an ounce of humility.

I remember us getting beat by Cross in the County final and Donal Murtagh came into our changing rooms after the game to commiserate with us but told us not to be too down as we got beat by a better Cross team and there was no shame in losing to Cross, keep the heads up and try and come back again...Holy sweet f**k, instead of saying unlucky lads, thanks for the good hard game he comes in to our changing rooms after losing a County final to tell us how good Cross are :-X

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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #19000 on: October 08, 2018, 11:13:18 PM »
Ballymacnab 0-14
Crossmaglen 0-13
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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #19001 on: October 08, 2018, 11:49:06 PM »
Ballymacnab 0-14
Crossmaglen 0-13

What competition is this?
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« Reply #19002 on: October 09, 2018, 08:28:08 AM »
Think most neutrals would love to see the Nab win, but Cross don't lose many finals.

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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #19003 on: October 09, 2018, 08:33:46 AM »
Just reading the IN on line, quote ''If Crossmaglen's not there (referring to county final), it's not a county final" Kieran Donnelly, assistant manager from Crossmaglen. What a complete arrogant BS, not an ounce of humility.

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« Reply #19004 on: October 09, 2018, 08:36:06 AM »
Ballymacnab 0-14
Crossmaglen 0-13

I've seen both sides in this year's Championship and I'd have to say it will be a shock of seismic proportions if the Nab go on to do it.