We can win Ulster title, says Armagh manager

Armagh boss Kieran McGeeney believes that his Armagh team can win an Ulster title.

The Orchard County won the Division Three title at Croke Park on Saturday evening, beating Fermanagh 0-16 to 0-11 in the final despite playing more than half of the game with just 14 men.

“If you’re looking for provincial winners people will look at Division I and most of them are in there. There’s not much point in trying to say otherwise,” he conceded.

“That’s what we’ll aspire to because that’s what we’re here to do. All we can do is try to build to that level and try to get there. We have good players and in the League we’ve unearthed a few good players.”

Armagh led 0-8 to 0-6 at the break despite having had Finnian Moriarty sent off shortly before half-time, and four points without reply at the start of the second half sent them towards victory. Fermanagh battled on, but were ultimately unable to catch Armagh despite their numerical advantage.

“In fairness to Armagh, they took a grip on the game at the start of the second half. They got men behind the ball and when we were in possession we found it very hard to penetrate them,” said Fermanagh boss Pete McGrath.

Down failed in their bid to claim the Division Two title, losing out to Roscommon.

It was an impressive win for Roscommon against a Down side who had to play more than half the game with 14 men following Brendan McArdle’s sending-off.

Down were gutsy, but once they went down a man their hard-working game-plan was always going to be difficult to implement.

They got back to within a point of Roscommon, 0-10 to 0-9, after three quarters-of-an-hour, but that was as close as they got.

In the Division One final Dublin beat Cork by 11 points.