'Cruppen celebrate historic win
CARRICKCRUPPEN manager Barry Flynn is hoping their first championship win in five years can kick-start their bid to avoid relegation from the Armagh senior league.
The south Armagh club ended their unenviable run with a 12-point victory against Denis Holywood’s Newtown on Sunday afternoon, and the 26-year-old is hoping it can lead to more success in the league as the side currently sit just a single point above the relegation places.
“A run in the championship will definitely help [in the relegation battle],” said Flynn. “Last year and the year before our season disintegrated after our championship exits.
“Competition for places is tough and with everyone wanting a championship place, it well help keep the focus for league games – although we have only played one league game since June 25th and some teams have played none.”
Flynn feels there is still plenty of room for improvement from his side, but he was just glad to be aiming for a semi-final spot after being paired with Sarsfield’s in Monday night’s last-eight draw.
“As a club, we hadn’t won in the senior championship since August 26th 2007 when we beat Tir na nÓg after a replay.”
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