Forker focused on performance rather than glory

Armagh captain Aidan Forker wants his side to deliver a good performance at Croke Park in Sunday’s league final.

The Orchard County take on Donegal in the Division Two decider and both teams are currently unbeaten.

A draw was a fair outcome when the met in round five and that’s the only blot on Donegal’s otherwise perfect record.

Armagh drew with Cork last weekend in the final round of fixtures, meaning they finished second in the league table.

“I think a national title would be nice, but we’re just trying to put a performance together I suppose.

“It’s a great opportunity at this stage of the year to get to Croke Park and pit ourselves against one of the top teams, the top team in Division Two for sure, and hopefully we can get a win.

“We have a big week of preparation ahead and we’re looking forward to a good weekend,” said Forker.

Armagh captain Aidan Forker wants his side to deliver a good performance at Croke Park in Sunday’s league final.
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Donegal draw

The versatile Maghery man didn’t travel to Cork last weekend but as been ever-present throughout the campaign.

His job description has varied this season, between a man-marking defender and a playmaker from the back.

Nonetheless, Forker remains one of the star men in Kieran McGeeney’s side. He will climb the steps of the Hogan Stand if Armagh are successful on Sunday.

“When you play any team, you find out a wee bit about them,” added Forker of Armagh’s first tie with Donegal.

“We’ll look at it this week and management are very good at being diligent and detailed with how we’re going about trying to break them down, or what to expect from them.

“So, we’ll do our detail this week and we’ll do our best to execute on it and bring that appetite and hard work towards it. We’re looking forward to it.”

Armagh captain Aidan Forker wants his side to deliver a good performance at Croke Park in Sunday’s league final.
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