Armagh GAA #WinToStayIn Skills Challenge

In Monday evening’s #WinToStayIn Skills Challenge we witnessed the President of America, Donald Trump take on former Armagh Captain Ciaran McKeever in the final game of round one.

Eight other competitors entered the challenge to book their place in the second round with four places up for grabs!

Game 18 – Kelly Mallon vs Eddie English

The Armagh Ladies Captain Kelly Mallon took on Mullaghbawn’s Eddie English in game 18 of the #WinToStayIn Skills Challenge.

A tight contest throughout, Mallon just edged ahead by the time the hooter sounded, scoring 49 solos compared to English’s 44.

Game 19 – Fionnuala McKenna vs Ross Finn

The battle of the teachers saw a one sided contest with Granemore’s Ross Finn dominating the challenge from start to finish.

By the end of the time limit, Finn had racked up a total of 64 solos, compared to the 38 solos completed by Fionnuala McKenna.

Game 20 – Steven McDonnell vs Jason Duffy

The former Armagh All-Ireland winning corner forward was shown a fresh pair of heels by up and coming star Duffy.

Dressed in a vintage Cullyhanna jersey, Duffy flew into round two with a convincing win, completing the skill 67 times, beating McDonnell’s 44.

Game 21 – Callum Cumiskey vs Paul Hughes

The all Crossmaglen shoot out pinned Callum Cumiskey against Paul Hughes with only one heading towards the second round.

Hughes abandoned his ‘sweeper’ duties to take part in the challenge and was rewarded with a spot in the next challenge, soloing the ball 51 times in the 30 seconds proved, with Cumiskey scoring 35 in the same time.

Game 22 – Diarmaid O’Rourke vs Aveen Donaldson

The youngster from Dromintee fought off a tough challenge from Crossmaglen’s Donaldson to get his name in the hat for the next round.

O’Rourke flew into an early lead and kept his nose in front, with 49 solos in the half a minute, beating Donaldson’s 33.

Game 22 – Ciaran McKeever vs Donald Trump

The President of the USA took time out of his busy schedule to display his fine GAA skills and fight off a determined Ciaran McKeever.

“Part-time” Cullyhanna player McKeever fought hard but Trump just had enough to claim victory, scoring 41 solos in 30 seconds compared to McKeever’s 39.

We now must wait for the second round draw to see who meets who in the Armagh GAA #WinToStayIn Skills Challenge.

More videos and entertainment to follow over the coming days from Armagh GAA with new challenges posed to some of the most skilful players in the county…..including Winnie the Pooh and Donald Trump.