"Knockout football is what you want" says Crossmaglen manager Stephen Kernan ahead of Championship first round
IT’S a knockout in Armagh and that’s exactly the way it should be, says Crossmaglen Rangers manager Stephen Kernan whose side run the gauntlet this evening when they take on Madden Raparees in the first round of the senior football championship.
AS you enter the door into Willie Anderson’s front room, the drinks cabinet sits on your right.
Bathshack Antrim Senior Hurling Championship semi-final: Ruairi Og Cushendall v O’Donovan Rossa Belfast (tomorrow, Dunsilly, 12.
Armagh Senior Football Championship round one: Crossmaglen Rangers v Madden Raparees (tonight, the Athletic Grounds, 5pm) OISIN O’Neill, Callum Cumiskey, Tony Kernan could all return to the Crossmaglen starting 15 for tonight’s first round clash with Madden at the Athletic Grounds.
A QUARTER-FINAL spot is up for grabs as neighbours Clonduff and Kilcoo get ready to renew their rivalry at Pairc Esler tomorrow.
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FOLLOWING Crossmaglen’s preliminary round win over Clan na Gael, the Armagh Senior Football Championship competition first round proper begins tonight with heavy hitters Ballymacnab facing their biggest rivals and neighbours Granemore, in the Athletic Grounds at 7.
THEY’VE already broken one hoodoo by finally ousting one of the north Antrim big boys – and St John’s are aiming to get another monkey off their backs by ending a series of semi-final defeats on Sunday.
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AN influx of young talent ensures reigning county kingpins Kilcoo will hold no fear for their near neighbours when the two clubs collide on Sunday, according to Yellas coach Mark Copeland.
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FORTY years ago last week the immortal words were uttered by the great Angelo Dundee: “You’re blowing it, son.
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