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“They had a couple of key players injured as well so we have to take it into account in terms of the way we played.
“We conceded a lot considering the dominance we had so there are a lot of little things for us to improve on. But you would have to be happy with the finishing which was quite good even though we were sloppy at times in that department.
“Generally speaking, for a March game, you would have to be happy with that kind of score.”
Armagh manager Paddy O’Rourke was adamant that neither the game nor the performance did his team justice.
“I don’t believe Dublin is that good and Armagh is that bad, there is an in between somewhere, but they are definitely a much better side than what Armagh is at the moment. We have a lot of work to do,” he said.
DOWN shocked hosts Mayo in the NFL in Castlebar on Sunday, but manager James McCartan felt the win was justified.
“That’s a tremendous result for us,” he said. “We’re delighted to come here and get a result. I felt we showed a wee bit of resilience. We moved the ball quicker which we’re trying to do.
“Some people think we’re trying to play some fancy defensive system, but that’s certainly not the case. We want the ball moved as quickly as possible into the forwards.
“We think we can cause problems if we do that. If we don’t, we get caught up, closed down and look a very average team.”
McCartan also felt his team has answered recent comments about them in the best manner possible.
He added, “Some of things that were said and written over the last couple of weeks probably have hurt a little. But, at the same time, we probably aren’t world-beaters but we’re in here, and we’re fighting.”
KILKENNY maintained their impressive start to the National Hurling League with a deserved win away to Waterford on Sunday.
“It’s beautiful weather, really mild and that is helping us,” said Kilkenny boss Brian Cody afterwards.
“It’s real hurling weather and that contributes to it. Very often at this time of the year it’s freezing cold, but this weather -- it’s like playing in the summer.”
EXPERIENCED stars John Mullane and Eoin Kelly are set to return to the Waterford hurling team, possibly in time for next weekend’s fixtures in the National League . . .
OFFALY’S Richie Dalton is to miss the entire National Football League campaign with a knee injury but manager Gerry Cooney has been persuaded to stay on by the County Board despite another defeat in the league on Sunday.
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