Thursday 19 October 2017

Eugene McGee: Rebuilding a dynasty is no easy feat

Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

For many years, one of the few blemishes on the Armagh GAA scene was the poor quality of their main ground in Armagh City. But on Saturday that all changed when the resplendent new Athletic Grounds was shown to the public, and the wider television audience, and it really is a wonderful stadium.

Despite the terrible weather, the playing surface was excellent and more importantly perhaps, the facilities for the large following of Dublin and Armagh fans were first class and added greatly to the night's entertainment.

The players also provided an excellent night's start to the Allianz Football League with a high-scoring game of flowing football and plenty of excellent individual performances from both teams. Dublin were deserving winners, mainly because they were better organised for the conditions, made better use of their substitutes and were probably fitter in this early part of the season.

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