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Tony Kernan still looking up in Armagh's run to finish

By John Campbell

Tony Kernan is logging up thousands of miles in his bid to help Armagh secure their place in Division Two of the Allianz Football League.

The cultured forward is currently juggling business and family commitments to facilitate his involvement with an orchard county side that, despite a plethora of injuries, is not quite out of the running in terms of the Division Two promotion race.

While Kernan generally relishes the home games, next Sunday's meeting with Galway in Tuam will merely add to his already hectic travelling itinerary.

A chartered surveyor with Belfast property specialists BWT Shiells, Kernan finds himself spending the greater part of most weeks in England although he continues to race against the clock in his efforts to attend the maximum number of training sessions.

"We have two more matches to play, this game against Galway and Donegal at home, and we are in a position where we could be said to be chasing promotion while at the same time not absolutely safe in terms of our Division Two status.

"I think that this is a fair reflection of just how tight things are in Division Two where you have some really good teams like Donegal, Monaghan and Down all of whom are currently pushing for promotion.

"Monaghan are the Ulster champions and that was a massive game for us that we were disappointed to lose," reflects Kernan, "Now, having already won those back to back games against Laois and Meath, we must try and repeat that feat against Galway and Donegal.

"This is a big ask but it's a challenge that we must face up to nevertheless. If you want to be the best you have to test yourself against the best.

"Donegal in particular have been going well even though they lost to Down so we will have our work cut out for us over the next couple of weeks."

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