Mooney hopes Down can put league slip up behind them

April 17, 2019

Down's Caolan Mooney.
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Down’s Caolan Mooney believes they will enter their Ulster SFC clash with Armagh as ‘underdogs’.

The Mourne County let promotion to Division Two slip from their grasp last month but the Rostrevor clubman says that shouldn’t overshadow what was a productive campaign under new manager Paddy Tally.

They will be aiming to repeat their championship win of two years ago against the Orchard County.

“I’d imagine Armagh would be favourites,” Mooney pointed out to the Irish News ahead of the May 19 local derby.

“We were underdogs the last time and we were playing a division above them. Now Armagh have consolidated their position Division Two and we’re in Division Three so they’ll be going in as favourites and rightfully so.

“Armagh are going rightly but we’re going rightly too – we just slipped up at the final hurdle in the League.”

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