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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #19005 on: October 09, 2018, 09:46:20 AM »
The nab weren’t too hot against maghery who everyone fancied but they still edged it.. it might be a bridge too far to topple cross.. not sure they have the players to deal with the cross forwards. That said would love to see them do it, they’ve been the form team all year

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« Reply #19006 on: October 09, 2018, 11:03:13 AM »
The nab weren’t too hot against maghery who everyone fancied but they still edged it..

The Maghery challenge was crippled by losses to injury. I felt there was an opportunity for the Nab to make a big statement and they only just about crawled across the line. It was a tight match with the first goal likely to be key to the result. The nature of the goal was in keeping with the Nab performance - an attempt for a point falling woefully short and being fisted to the net as it fell into the square.

The Nab won't worry about that, as the result was everything, but I thought too many of their big players were largely anonymous, particularly Jack Grugan. If they hope to topple Cross, then all of their big names will need to lead from the front.


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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #19007 on: October 09, 2018, 10:50:36 PM »
Ballymacnab 0-14
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What competition is this?

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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #19008 on: October 10, 2018, 07:52:20 AM »
Like others, I'd be amazed if Nab overturn Cross in the final. Maghery were without their 2 best midfielders yet Nab just about did enough in the semi final. Cross have stepped up a gear from the League campaign after the return of a few key players.

One month ago, I wouldn't have had Cross down as favourites to win the championship but they have been very impressive in their last 2 matches and can realistically have an outside chance of winning an Ulster championship given their pedigree. Particularly given the fact that there doesn't appear to be any one clear outstanding team in Ulster at the minute. I still think they have plenty of weaknesses in certain areas but they have a core group of about 5 or 6 players who are vital to their success.

 

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« Reply #19009 on: October 10, 2018, 09:20:52 AM »
Like others, I'd be amazed if Nab overturn Cross in the final. Maghery were without their 2 best midfielders yet Nab just about did enough in the semi final. Cross have stepped up a gear from the League campaign after the return of a few key players.

One month ago, I wouldn't have had Cross down as favourites to win the championship but they have been very impressive in their last 2 matches and can realistically have an outside chance of winning an Ulster championship given their pedigree. Particularly given the fact that there doesn't appear to be any one clear outstanding team in Ulster at the minute. I still think they have plenty of weaknesses in certain areas but they have a core group of about 5 or 6 players who are vital to their success.

Jesus lads let us get over the Nab first before talking Ulster’s 😂. A county championship would be a huge achievement this year and if we do that I reckon they might rest at that

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« Reply #19010 on: October 11, 2018, 11:49:58 AM »
Like others, I'd be amazed if Nab overturn Cross in the final. Maghery were without their 2 best midfielders yet Nab just about did enough in the semi final. Cross have stepped up a gear from the League campaign after the return of a few key players.

One month ago, I wouldn't have had Cross down as favourites to win the championship but they have been very impressive in their last 2 matches and can realistically have an outside chance of winning an Ulster championship given their pedigree. Particularly given the fact that there doesn't appear to be any one clear outstanding team in Ulster at the minute. I still think they have plenty of weaknesses in certain areas but they have a core group of about 5 or 6 players who are vital to their success.

Jesus lads let us get over the Nab first before talking Ulster’s 😂. A county championship would be a huge achievement this year and if we do that I reckon they might rest at that

I think you would have taken a county championship at the beginning of the year. However Cross have the pedigree in Ulster that other clubs simply do not and that counts for a lot. The performances of both Maghery and Harps in the last 2 years show how difficult it is for first time winners to compete successfully at provincial level. I don't think Cross will fall into that trap providing they get the job done against the Nab. Whether they are good enough to compete to win Ulster, I'm not too sure yet but it won't be for the want of resting on their laurels.

I just don't see a standout team in the province this year. Kilcoo, Scotstown would be the obvious choices but they will likely end up playing each other in the first game.

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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #19011 on: October 11, 2018, 02:29:14 PM »
Kilcoo a lot of injuries, only burren are scared of them and will inevitably dump their trunks they’d be doing well to get out of Down.

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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #19012 on: October 12, 2018, 12:20:29 PM »
With Ollie H as ref anything is possible in the final. I presume his sidekick McKinley with be a linesman or 4th official. Must get ready for the Mulkerns ambush😂

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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #19013 on: October 12, 2018, 05:05:12 PM »
With Ollie H as ref anything is possible in the final. I presume his sidekick McKinley with be a linesman or 4th official. Must get ready for the Mulkerns ambush😂

Surely neither of those boys would be allowed on the premises on county final day?

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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #19014 on: October 12, 2018, 05:49:26 PM »
With Ollie H as ref anything is possible in the final. I presume his sidekick McKinley with be a linesman or 4th official. Must get ready for the Mulkerns ambush😂

Surely neither of those boys would be allowed on the premises on county final day?

I was accosted by one of them one day in the off licence in Mulkerns and challenged over comments attributed to me on the Armagh forum. Not only did I not deny them but I repeated them to his face and added a few more 🤣

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Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« Reply #19015 on: October 21, 2018, 05:03:52 PM »
Is BCB about to get a prediction right? Nab leading by a goal

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« Reply #19016 on: October 21, 2018, 05:08:20 PM »
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« Reply #19017 on: October 21, 2018, 05:09:52 PM »
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« Reply #19018 on: October 21, 2018, 05:11:26 PM »
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« Reply #19019 on: October 21, 2018, 05:14:06 PM »
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