Belfast Telegraph

Orchard not yet in bloom

Armagh manager Paddy O’Rourke is understandably reluctant to place undue emphasis on it but his team face the proverbial four-pointer against Mayo today in Castlebar.

Anything other than a win would plunge the Orchard County deeper into the Division One relegation mire — something that O’Rourke isanxious to avoid.

Mayo, in contrast, have claimed three points to date via their win over Galway and draw against Down and make no secret of their desire to maximise home advantage today.

And this in itself should serve as a warning to Armagh that their hosts will be bringing renewed passion and commitment to the table.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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