Gall's date with destiny
FROM the second the Ulster Club Championship draw was made, it was the one tie which everyone hoped for, waited for.
Antrim v Armagh, barring some form of footballing miracle, meant St Gall’s v Crossmaglen. At Casement Park. The All-Ireland champions of the past two seasons going head to head and laying it all on the line.
And it wasn’t just the supporters who felt a tingle of anticipation at what lay ahead. Try as they might to avoid it, such thoughts also inevitably seep into the minds of the players, as St Gall’s captain and wing-back Sean Kelly reveals.
“You can’t prevent yourself thinking about it if I’m honest. Of course you’re in your county championship, and you give the utmost respect to every team you are playing, but at the same time you have one eye on other places. You know that if we were lucky enough to come through our championship, and Crossmaglen as you would expect to come through theirs, then this is the game that is ahead of you. It’s impossible to deny that this match has always been there on the horizon.”
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