Sunday 18 March 2018

THE THROW-IN PODCAST: Joe Brolly previews Tyrone v Armagh, 'Players would give their left ball to play this weekend' Sportsdesk

Joe Brolly joins Will Slattery to preview the mouthwatering quarter final clash between Tyrone and Armagh and looks back on the bitter rivalry that exists between the two Ulster counties.

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Whenever Tyrone and Armagh meet in Croke Park it has been described as a game where 'all bets are off' and this Saturday will be no different.

It's an eagerly anticipated quarter final clash with Mickey Harte's Tyrone team a fancied dark horse to win Sam Maguire while Kieran McGeeney's Armagh have been a surprise packet so far.

Looking ahead to the game, Joe Brolly traces the Ulster counties' Croke Park rivalry back to the early 2000s when enmity and a seething rivalry dominated. 

While Tyrone went on to be one of the dominant teams of the decade, there was a always a feeling in Armagh that they had left All Irelands behind them.  Is Saturday a chance for redemption of sorts for McGeeney's team?

"One former player told me he'd give his left ball to be playing in the game," was how Brolly colourfully described the anticipation ahead of the quarter-final.


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