Armagh hunger pleases McGeeney

April 15, 2024

Armagh's Oisin Conaty with Fermanagh's Joe McDade ©INPHO/John McVitty

Kieran McGeeney hailed Armagh’s work-rate after three first half goals eased them to a 3-11 to 0-9 Ulster SFC quarter-final victory over Fermanagh.

"The boys looked hungry at the start, and we wanted to get off to a good start because Fermanagh were looking to keep it tight," the Orchard County boss to BBC NI.

"I was very happy with the first half - the work-rate was excellent, and the three goals gave us a great cushion. Getting Rian [O'Neill] and Jarly Og [Burns] back in from the start, they gave us a great 40 minutes and they set the tone in terms of their work ethic.

"We're very happy with everybody and it's a good start for us."

Casting an eye on the semi-final against neighbours Down, the former All-Ireland winning captain added: "They've topped Division 3, they have been flying and nobody has come close to them in terms of their scoring.

"They have serious pace as well, and Down-Armagh games are typically games where nobody fears each other."

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