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Marching on together: Jimmy Smyth (left) with old friend and former Armagh team-mate, Joe Kernan

Jimmy Smyth: I went from Protestant primary school cricket team to All Ireland gaelic football final captain and ended up in BBC commentary box 

A few weeks ago, the 1977 Armagh senior football team held a reunion at the Carrickdale Hotel, before going on to Dundalk Races. It had been 40 years since they had played an All-Ireland final, when they lost heavily to Dublin, but the bonds forged during a time when it was practically impossible to meet and train regularly as a team were still there.