Tuesday 26 September 2017

Eugene McGee: Armagh's return to skills of old a wonder to behold

Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

The ability to surprise is the greatest thing about sport and maybe that is why we will remember Saturday night's Ulster clash between Armagh and Down as easily the best game of the championship so far.

This game will stand as a testimony to how fine a game Gaelic football is when it is played by both teams in the proper spirit.

Foot-passing predominated and this applied particularly to Armagh. That in itself was the biggest surprise of the evening. The result, of course, was also a huge surprise because we had been led to believe that this was an Armagh team in decay, simply awaiting transportation to the knacker's yard. Their league campaign did give credence to that belief.

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