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Armagh reap rewards of bravery while Monaghan end up with what they deserve

Dick Clerkin


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Stefan Campbell was part of an Armagh attack that Tyrone just couldn't handle. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Stefan Campbell was part of an Armagh attack that Tyrone just couldn't handle. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Stefan Campbell was part of an Armagh attack that Tyrone just couldn't handle. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Fortune favours the brave. Following criticism of Armagh in the recent past over their inability to show up when it counts, Kieran McGeeney gave the proverbial two fingers to his detractors (myself included) with a hugely impressive victory over reigning All-Ireland holders Tyrone yesterday.

Sensing their neighbours were vulnerable, the Orchard men were brave and direct, fuelling the electric Athletic Grounds atmosphere at every opportunity. That same energy kept the Armagh players driving at Tyrone’s defence, thus keeping them at arm’s length all afternoon.


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