Andrew Murnin returns to the scene of Minor success
Six years after sharing in the greatest achievement of his career to date, Andrew Murnin will return to Croke Park today eager to make another dream come true.
It was as a key member of the Orchard county team in 2009 that the St Paul's clubman played a big role in beating Mayo in the All-Ireland Minor final.
Now the 23-year-old is focused on helping to plot victory over Fermanagh in the Allianz League Division Three final only a few weeks after making his senior debut against Limerick.
"When I was a youngster my dream was to play up front for Manchester United and midfield for Armagh but I'm absolutely delighted to be in the Armagh attack for this game and I want to show that I can justify the faith that Kieran McGeeney is showing in me," said Murnin.
Murnin is not the only player in the unit that is keen to make up for lost time today.
Aidan Forker, who is included at wing-forward, skippered St Mary's University College this season but missed out on the action when they met DCU in the Ryan Cup final at the Athletic Grounds back in December.
Injury prevented Forker from leading his side out on that occasion but this has made the mercurial attacker even more determined to share in success with Armagh at Headquarters this evening.
Armagh: N Geoghegan; A Mallon, C Vernon, M Murray; J Morgan, F Moriarty, M Shields; C McKeever, A Findon; T Kernan, M McKenna, A Forker; E Rafferty. A Murnin, J Clarke.