McDermott in confident mood
21 April 2017
Donegal manager Ardal McDermott
Donegal manager Ardal McDermott believes that it is about time that they got the better of Armagh as they prepare to meet in the Nicky Rackard Cup.
The Orchard County have had the upper hand on Saturday’s opponents in recent years and despite being relegated in the league, they plied their trade two divisions above Donegal.
Donegal withdrew from their Ulster relegation play-off clash with Down last weekend to prepare for this weekend’s game, while Armagh suffered a heavy defeat to Antrim in the provincial final.
McDermott told the Donegal Democrat that they have been working towards this game for some time and he’s confident an upset could be on the cards.
“Our record against Armagh isn’t great,” admitted McDermott. “They’ve had the upperhand against us in the last few years. And albeit they were relegated in the league, they played in Division 2A last season, two divisions above us.
“But it is the game we have been looking forward to all year. The lads are really in a confident mood after a good league run and the fact we are at home in O’Donnell Park should be worth a few points to us.”