Turbitt relieved at “massive” two week break

Conor Turbitt and his Armagh teammates were relieved to receive a two week break ahead of the All-Ireland quarter-finals. Their draw with Galway last Sunday saw the Orchard County top the group.

That means they advance straight to the last eight, where their opponents are still unknown. Turbitt, Armagh’s top scorer for the season, topped the scoring charts last week again with a haul of 0-4.

Not only that, but he won the kickout and assisted Tiernan Kelly’s second half goal that kickstarted Armagh’s revival. From trailing by five, Kieran McGeeney’s men fought back to earn a share of the spoils.

“I’m feeling a bit sore after that to be honest,” Turbitt told RTE after the game as their Man of the Match. “We have two weeks now leading into the quarter-finals, it’s going to be massive.

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Conor Turbitt and his Armagh teammates are relieved to receive a two week break ahead of the All-Ireland quarter-finals.
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“I’m sure after a game like that you’re going to have a few knocks and stuff. The two weeks is going to be massive and we’re looking forward to Croke Park and the quarter-final of the All-Irelands.”

With the breeze at their backs during the opening period, Armagh failed to take full advantage of conditions. Galway led by two at the break and stretched that margin to five midway through the second half.

“We weren’t happy at all with that first half especially with the wind going in,” added the Clann Eireann clubman. “I think we were two points down. It wasn’t good enough from us and then second half we came out strong enough.

“We got a goal and after we got a goal, in a tight game, it was just tit-for-tat and score for score and we got over the line.

“I think we were four down at that stage and then suddenly you have to push up whenever you’re four down. We’re lucky we turned them over and we got the goal, Tiernan Kelly put it in the net.”

Conor Turbitt and his Armagh teammates are relieved to receive a two week break ahead of the All-Ireland quarter-finals.