Armagh on an “upward curve” says Logan

Tyrone boss Fergal Logan believes Armagh are on an “upward curve” following their impressive start to the league.

The Orchard County defeated Dublin last week before overcoming the 2021 All-Ireland champions on Sunday.

Logan paid tribute to Armagh’s “quality footballers” and their conditioning. “They’re definitely on the upward curve.”

“They look to have a bank of work done and listen they’re a very, very good team so all we can do is commend them and congratulate them today.”

“They’re coming. They have quality footballers on view. The challenge is for everybody now to get them, get at them. It’s just unfortunate it was cut short a bit today for want of a better phrase, because there was still a bit to go in that game.”

Tyrone’s “Jekyll and Hyde” performance

Armagh build up a ten-point half time advantage thanks to first half goals by Greg McCabe and Jason Duffy.

Tyrone’s first half performance disappointed their boss, but Logan suggested his side had every chances before the brawl broke out. The second half was much better from a Red Hand perspective.

“A lot of damage done in the first half. The breeze even, whether it was advantageous or not, our first half was well below standard.”

Fergal Logan suggests that Armagh are on an "upward curve".
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“But in fairness the spirit in the second half was outstanding. The players put in a massive shift in the second half and it’s just unfortunate that everybody didn’t get to see it go down to the wire to see who would come out on top. “

“Armagh looked strong favourites, but I think we got it to four. If we’d have got it to three, who knows. There’s always goal chances come towards the end of games but listen everything just melted away once the mayhem broke out.”

“It was a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde performance. The first half was very poor but the second half, Tyrone turned up big and did what they did best.”

“Ran at them and they were banked up at the back from the start. It was hard to break down and create goal opportunities, but we were picking off the points. And then we ran out of run.”