National Football League 2024

Big Jim

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I know that division 2 was poor this year, but this Armagh team a few years ago would never of made such light work of these teams, it wasn't that long ago we struggled in division 2 and 3 and lost games that we should of never lost, that doesn't seem to happen anymore we win even when playing bad against lesser teams like Louth this year and Westmeath last year, that for me shows this squad has developed, also include all the regular starters we never played so far and arguably the 2 best players from the Armagh senior championship this year have also barley got a kick, it just goes to show the progress we have made, we will get harder tests down the road, and iv no doubt this team will compete with most teams
Final game against Sligo and that penalty that should never have been comes back to haunt the memory. Never should have been, because it was a wrong decision, but we also should have had the game over by half time. This season we're in a D2 league final with a game to spare and only had the drop down for 1 season. That's progress, but not enough yet

Let's forget for now where we should be going. We have the game against Cork and then the league final. A short break and then back to Brewster park. That's far enough to look, but concentrate on what's next. That old "one game at a time" thing. Anything else opens you up to complacency and disaster.
 

Muckser

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Is a TV game Saturday no word who yet will be. If its us the Mrs will kill me lol....

Oh its also a double header now with hurling semi finals
 

Armagh_paul

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Down could yet balls it up
Wouldn't be the first time

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Orangeman87

New Member
Anyone got any experience with parking at pairc ui chaoimh? Is there any parking close to the ground? Heading back up the road after the game so would like to be parked close to the ground if that’s possible
 

BigT

New Member
Anyone got any experience with parking at pairc ui chaoimh? Is there any parking close to the ground? Heading back up the road after the game so would like to be parked close to the ground if that’s possible
Terrible place for parking. Crowd all comes from one direction as POC is on the bank of the Lee. Also there is a hurling match as a curtain raiser. Might be better to approach the ground after the hurling match and hope that it doesn’t end in a draw with extra time. The hurling crowd- Limerick and Kilkenny probably won’t stay for the football which may leave parking easier. In any case be prepared for a walk.
 

PatMustard

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Terrible place for parking. Crowd all comes from one direction as POC is on the bank of the Lee. Also there is a hurling match as a curtain raiser. Might be better to approach the ground after the hurling match and hope that it doesn’t end in a draw with extra time. The hurling crowd- Limerick and Kilkenny probably won’t stay for the football which may leave parking easier. In any case be prepared for a walk.
What about public transport to PUC? Or is it walkable from city centre?
 

Dominic Mckeag

New Member
I’m living in Kerry for the last 4years asked some people at work they said to try cork constitution rugby club for parking but every one said it’s a bit of a bollox parking
 

BigT

New Member
I’m living in Kerry for the last 4years asked some people at work they said to try cork constitution rugby club for parking but every one said it’s a bit of a bollox parking
Looking at the map it seems walkable. Not sure about buses but wouldn’t depend on them.
 

Armaghniac

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Is a TV game Saturday no word who yet will be. If its us the Mrs will kill me lol....

The hurling fecks ups the parking, the attendance would have small enough and parking no problem otherwise.
Timing your arrival for the end of the hurling might work, but if you didn't get a slot then you would be hard pressed to get parked and back for the throw in.
Apparently there is loads of bicycle parking there, so put a rothar in the boot and cycle the 3km.

There will be tv cameras for the hurling, I expect. This may increase our prospects of being on, or perhaps they'll put it on youtube.
 

Peter grimes

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Dont like how most on here seem to think we are automatically in an ulster final. Cavan where ulster champions not so long ago. We are definitely favourites on our side of the draw but no one is going to roll over and let us walk through.
On another topic, any highlights from yesterday's game available anywhere?
Nobody has said we are automatically in an Ulster final. But we are in the decidedly weaker half of the draw. After ourselves the team playing at the highest level is Fermanagh. We have to turn up an beat these sides but we really should be doing that. The final would be a different matter. Whoever comes through that side of the draw will be battle hardened, in form and very likely will have a full league season against Division 1 opponents.
 

Naka

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Nobody has said we are automatically in an Ulster final. But we are in the decidedly weaker half of the draw. After ourselves the team playing at the highest level is Fermanagh. We have to turn up a beat these sides but we really should be doing that. The final would be a different matter. Whoever comes through that side of the draw will be battle hardened, in form and very likely will have a full league season against Division 1 opponents.
It would be disappointing if we didn’t reach an Ulster final and I believe it’s the minimum that management would be targeting .
 

MrMaguire2002

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Armagh did what they had to do to get out of a poor division.

Meath, Kildare, and Cavan were all horrendous. Louth showed us how good Fermanagh are yesterday.

You can only beat what it is front of you but a lot of these lads have not been tested against high class opposition.

The issue is they should have little problem reaching an Ulster Final and will not have faced proper opposition before then.

We didn't deserve to beat Louth. Got a draw against a Donegal team that are at the very beginning of their journey with McGuinness.

Some very obvious big names not fully fit yet or out of favour. Derry are a class above anything we have played (or anyone we will have before an Ulster Final).

A few obvious big names are needed back before that potential final for us to give Derry a serious challenge. We owe them one - that goes without saying. But we haven't had a starting 15 yet who would be capable of beating Derry. But we have a panel capable of beating them - so time to get the notable absentees game time.
 
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Wide ball

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Armagh did what they had to do to get out of a poor division.

Meath, Kildare, and Cavan were all horrendous. Louth showed us how good Fermanagh are yesterday.

You can only beat what it is front of you but a lot of these lads have not been tested against high class opposition.

The issue is they should have little problem reaching an Ulster Final and will not have faced proper opposition before then.

We didn't deserve to beat Louth. Got a draw against a Donegal team that are at the very beginning of their journey with McGuinness.

Some very obvious big names not fully fit yet or out of favour. Derry are a class above anything we have played (or anyone we will have before an Ulster Final).

A few obvious big names are needed back before that potential final for us to give Derry a serious challenge. We owe them one - that goes without saying. But we haven't had a starting 15 yet who would be capable of beating Derry. But we have a panel capable of beating them - so time to get the notable absentees game time.
I don't agree with what people are saying about division 2, before a ball was kicked cork and Kildare where thought as promotion candidates along with ourselves and Donegal, alot of these games in the past we would have struggled to win, but we did that at ease with a number of regulars out, I think that's a good thing, we have hopefully learned and grown from a few years in division 1 and I think we can and will compete with Derry and anyone for that matter
 
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