Competition for places “outrageous” – Duffy

The competition for places in the Armagh squad is “outrageous” according to Jason Duffy, who has featured in all five of Armagh’s league games.

Duffy was an impact sub in the opening two rounds against Monaghan and Mayo but has started the last three games.

He was named as The Sideline Eye’s Man of the Match following his performance against Roscommon.

“There are no nights off at training, the competition is wild. I suppose you could have six starting forwards and another six on the bench, it is outrageous.

“Them boys are pushing us on and we’re pushing them so it’s all healthy for the squad,” said Duffy.

It’s good to get back on the pitch and good to be playing in the Armagh jersey, that’s what we’re all here for.”

Division One

Armagh edged past Donegal last Saturday evening, with three-points the difference at the full-time whistle.

“That’s what we came here for, the two points. I suppose we made it a bit hard for ourselves coming towards the end, but we thankfully pulled through alright.

“It was two points, very important especially coming down to the last couple of games. It shows a bit of character for us and something we can build on further down the line. It’s very important.

“There is a bit of work to do, we’re safe by no means. It definitely gives you a wee bit of space and freedom so you can go and express yourself in the last two games and give them a good rattle.

“The games against Galway and Tyrone, they’re going to be massive games going down the line,” added the Cullyhanna sharpshooter.

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Staying in Division One is hugely important for this group of players and that’s the objective for Armagh.

“Staying in Division One each year, it’s massive when you’re playing the best teams week in week out. That’s how you’re going to develop as a player and as a team.

“That’s what we’re trying to do, and it shows. You’re going to play the likes of Donegal and you’re grinding out a win which gives massive confidence and a boost.

“The Ulster Championship is going to be in three or four weeks so that stuff you can you to build on and look back on it and take confidence from it.”