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Bob Radcliffe Cup final: Shea Campbell aiming to lead Armagh City to glory against Dollingstown’s ‘proper football men’

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Armagh City boss Shea Campbell with his kids Robbie and Faye. Credit: Peter Morrison

Armagh City boss Shea Campbell with his kids Robbie and Faye. Credit: Peter Morrison

Armagh City boss Shea Campbell with his kids Robbie and Faye. Credit: Peter Morrison

Armagh City will set out this morning to taste back to back Bob Radcliffe Cup success for the first time.

Dollingstown stand in the way of Shea Campbell’s men making history at Lakeview Park (11am).

The Eagles have snatched the prize five times and are the current holders having beaten Rathfriland Rangers 4-3 in last season’s decider.

The Holm Park side have already beaten their Premier Intermediate League rivals twice in the league and Irish Cup but in a final, anything can happen.

Former Dungannon Swifts, Ballymena United, Linfield, Cliftonville and Glenavon forward Campbell will not be taking anything for granted.

“We know the final against Dollingstown will be tough,” he admitted.

“I have massive respect for their manager Stephen Uprichard, and their Chairman Hubert Watson is a gentleman of the game.

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“At least if we don’t win, a proper football man will take the trophy home.

“Hopefully, though, it will be us taking it back to Armagh.”

City were last in the top flight in 2008 and a triumph today could help catapult them to promotion this season.

“When I became manager, the club was on the verge of going out of what I see as senior football and I said I’d try and stabilise things,” said Campbell whose side are top of the Premier Intermediate League.

In the Border Regiment Cup final tomorrow, Rathfriland Rangers take on Derriaghy CC at Seaview (2.30pm).


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