Grugan looking for a performance

May 14, 2019

Armagh's Rory Grugan.
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Captain Rory Grugan says Armagh’s priority against arch rivals Down on Sunday is to deliver a performance.

The Orchard County have lost all four of their Ulster SFC outings to date under Kieran McGeeney's watch and will seek to put an end to that unlikely losing streak in nearby Newry this weekend:

“It’s frustrating, because we feel as a group of players that we’re better than that record suggests,” the Ballymacnab clubman told The Irish News. “When you look at the qualifier runs we’ve gone on after those games you do say to yourself ‘We’re better than that record’. It’s just a case of putting it to bed and moving on.

“The big thing we’re looking for is a performance. We believe if we get that then that should be good enough for us.

“We have a lot of neighbouring counties, but one of the biggest rivalries is definitely Down. I suppose it also depends what part of the county you live in as well, if you’re close to that Newry border.

“It’s always a special day playing in the Ulster championship and it means a bit more when you’re playing against your near neighbours. I’m sure it’ll be a brilliant atmosphere in Pairc Esler.”

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