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Armagh seeking to strike back in crunch derby at leaders Malone


It's Ulster derby time and what a clash it promises to be when Malone and Armagh come together at Gibson Park.

For Division 2A leaders Malone this is an opportunity to stay out in front and stretch their winning run to six from six in what has been a tremendous start to the season for coach Paddy Armstrong's squad.

Willie Faloon's (above) Armagh have slipped to fourth after two successive losses.

Assistant coach Chris Parker has called for a reaction from the players.

"We are going there as the underdogs and an Ulster derby is an easy way to get motivation levels back up again," he said.

The only other 2A game featuring an Ulster club sees sixth-placed Queen's University at home to Blackrock.

In 2B, Rainey host Wanderers while Dungannon are at Barnhall and down in ninth City of Derry are at Navan.

In 2C, fifth-placed Bangor are at home to Bruff while sixth-placed Omagh are at Seapoint.

Div 2A: Malone v Armagh, Queen's University v Blackrock

Div 2B: Barnhall v Dungannon, Navan v Derry, Rainey v Wanderers

Div 2C: Bangor v Bruff, Seapoint v Omagh

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