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Finnian Moriarty: Orchard ready to blossom

ON THE RIGHT TRACK...Niall Grimley and his Armagh teammates have impressed in December and January

ON THE RIGHT TRACK…Niall Grimley and his Armagh teammates have impressed in December and January

NEW Gaelic Life columnist Finnian Moriarty believes that Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney is finally edging closer to a style of play that suits the Orchard county.

Writing ahead of last night’s Dr McKenna Cup win over Down, Moriarty said that for the first time in a few years, there is a real belief that the Armagh side could be back on the right path.


“The emphasis in their first three games of 2017 have seen a simple game plan, press the opposition high, try and win the ball back early and attack en-mass,” he said.

“In trying to be everything to everyone, Armagh laboured to play a blanket defence along with an expansive kicking game, but if January foreshadows the season ahead Kieran McGeeney’s men are trying to embark upon a necessary response to the failures of the past.”

The full column is in today’s paper, in shops now or available online here.

GAELIC Life columnist Finnian Moriarty has graded the nine Ulster counties on how they performed in the 2017 season.

ARMAGH are on the hunt for a new hurling manager after Sylvester McConnell’s decision to step away.

The Armagh player paid tribute to manager Kieran McGeeney.


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