Armagh face into “three tough weeks of games” as they hope to continue their impressive early season form in division one.
That was Armagh’s first defeat of the season and with three games left, the Orchard aren’t taking any opposition lightly.
“It’s funny the difference between perception and reality, from what games are meant, supposedly easier or potentially a better chance of picking up points.”
“The reality is so different. Kildare, a massive result (vs Dublin), and they have a great new management team in.”
“Always such a physically, very powerful team and with a few absolute star forwards as well, who are in great form.”
“It can be absolutely mad to take anyone lightly in this division. So, we certainly won’t be.”
After Kildare comes an in-from Kerry side that are flying at the top of the division. Jack O’Connor’s men remain unbeaten in 2022.
Armagh will finish their league campaign in Ballybofey against Donegal before facing the same opposition in the championship.
“It doesn’t get any easier, Kerry, that should be a good occasion in the Athletic Grounds as well.”
“These are the types of teams you want to test yourself against. Then obviously we’ve Donegal in the last game in Ballybofey and three weeks later we’ll be back in the same place for the championship.”
“It’s good exposure for us. But the first thing is us getting enough points on board to know we’re safe and that just all starts with Kildare.”
“Physically the games week to week, they’re good, they can be demanding. We’ve done two with a break (Dublin and Tyrone), we’ve just done two in a row (Monaghan and Mayo) and another small break here to get some more training done and to get yourself prepared for three tough weeks of games.”