Armagh and Monaghan played out an absolute classic on Saturday evening. Six goals. 38 points. End to end excitement.
It was the game of the championship so far. Twitter paid tribute to the unbelievable show both sides put on, with Monaghan just edging through in the end.
The 2002 All-Ireland winner was proud of how his county performed, once they “got into their rhythm”.
McDonnell, who was involved in several big games in the orange and white, was full of praise for both teams.
Rian O’Neill took the fight to Monaghan. He scored six points, was a terrific option for kick outs and played through Conor Turbitt for a goal. The Crossmaglen star was in fabulous form and picked up the Man of the Match award.
Gaelic Life journalist Niall McCoy praised O’Neill for his involvement in Armagh’s first goal, which capped a superb move.
Antrim’s former netminder, now coaching and living in Armagh, admired the contribution the Armagh bench made.
Conor Turbitt and Tiernan Kelly both rattled the net, while Conor O’Neill and Ross McQuillan pointed. Aidan Forker helped turn the tide as he shored up the Orchard defence.
The ex Cork star and RTE pundit took to twitter to applaud Armagh and Monaghan for showcasing their scoring talents.
Davis described the action as “wonderful” with “scintillating goals and points from all angles”.
John McEntee perhaps said what a lot of fans are thinking. Aidan Forker came on in the 28th minute of the first half.
Armagh had already conceded four goals by that stage. And it was no coincidence that Armagh kept a clean sheet after he was sprung from the bench.