May 19, 2024

Jim McGuinness has mentioned he’s in order that happy with his younger group after they got here from such a low base final season to overcome Ulster.

The Glenties man was talking simply moments after Shaun Patton saved from the penalty spot at Clones to ship Armagh crashing out of Ulster Championship as soon as extra.

McGuinness was smiling from ear to ear as he spoke to the media surrounded by well-wishers on the turf at Clones.

“I’m so happy with these boys. There’s an excessive amount of speak about administration and all that there, these are the boys which have carried out it.

“They got here from a low base, they skilled exhausting, they obtained their heads down, and so they’re Ulster champions.

“That’s the factor that provides you most in your coronary heart, that they’ve climbed that ladder.”

The sport ended all sq. 0-20 to 0-20 even after extra-time on a day crammed with sunshine, rain, thunder and lightning.

However it was Donegal who struck like a bolt out of the blue as they took the Anglo Celt Cup with a late blast.

McGuinness mentioned his group are always studying after admitting that they made errors yesterday.

“We had been in the identical boat in opposition to Armagh up in Armagh and we responded,” he added.

“There have been a number of issues at the moment that we will tighten up on and sharpen up on, however there have been a number of moments all through the course of the season the place they’ve been challenged.

“Up in Armagh was one among them. The wheels got here off in Croke Park [against Armagh in the Division Two final] and so they responded once more, and within the Tyrone [Ulster semi-final], we had been three factors down twice.

“Within the second half, it felt a good distance again however they responded.

“For all of the speak about them and their frailties, they’ve managed to dig deep and get the outcomes.”

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