Wednesday 20 February 2019

Faloon says final exciting prospect for Armagh

 

Faloon: “The Bateman is an exciting competition and I hope we’ll have a real stab at it against Garryowen.” Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / Sportsfile
Faloon: “The Bateman is an exciting competition and I hope we’ll have a real stab at it against Garryowen.” Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / Sportsfile

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City of Armagh head coach Willie Faloon knows his side will have to step up their game even more when they face Garryowen in their first ever Bateman Cup final appearance in April.

Armagh, who are well placed to press for promotion to Division 1A in the second half of the season, now have two finals to look forward to - with a crack at retaining their Ulster Senior Cup crown coming up against Ballymena on Friday, February 8.

Their Bateman Cup semi-final against Buccaneers finished in a 29-13 home win, Armagh's tries coming from Andrew Willis, Evin Crummie, replacement Jonny Morton and Neil Faloon.

Armagh boss Faloon said: "The Bateman is an exciting competition and I hope we'll have a real stab at it against Garryowen."

Hooker Liam Cronin's 79th-minute try ended Lansdowne's Bateman Cup title defence at Dooradoyle, where Garryowen triumphed 14-12.

It was the Light Blues' second win of the season over the headquarters club.

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