The 22nd August will define
Armagh’s recent success has been the result of months of hard training and dedication; indeed with their poor run in the National League the turn-around in the
Manager Patsy MaGee deserves credit for the commitment and belief that he has shown and Captain Joanne Mallon was full of praise for the man she feels has revitalized
“”I think everyone knows that we didn’t have the best of starts to the season, our National League campaign was one to forget but what a lot of people don’t know is that things have been equally hard off the pitch. The change of manager unsettled players but Sean (Duffy) had us hitting the ground running and Patsy was able to build on this. Then towards the end of the League some new players joined the panel while others left to go to
“”Thankfully at training we were able to work on a few plays and get used to those around us, it was just a matter of working at it, unfortunately for us we had to do it during the season but thankfully it came together at the right time. We were able to overcome everything and reach the final in the process,”” said Mallon.
Now that they are in the final Mallon is confident that her side will put in another performance saying: “”We know all about Roscommon, they beat us in the semi-final last year and in the qualifying stages this year so we’ll be out to get them in the final. We’ll be putting everything we have into training in the weeks leading up to the final, so far all the girls have given 110 per cent, we have to keep up that effort.
“”We’ll go into the final knowing that if we perform to our potential and believe we can do it anything is possible. Patsy told us before the semi-final with Tyrone that it’s all about who performs the best on the day so we have to ensure that we give it everything we can, hopefully that will be enough.””
There is another reason Mallon wants to bring the Nancy Murray Cup back to the
“”As captain of