Friday 17th May 2019
Ulster SFC quarter-final: Down v Armagh, Pairc Esler, 4pm - BBC deferred
Armagh boss Kieran McGeeney has opted to go with four debutants for this one as he gets set to blend youth with experience in Newry.
Ryan Kennedy, Jarlath Og Burns, Aidan Nugent and Rian O’Neill will all make their championship bows against Down on Sunday as the Orchard men bid for their first Ulster championship win since 2014.
Down held the upper hand when these two rivals crossed swords on the same stage at the same venue two years ago, and you get the feeling supremo Paddy Tally would happily take the same one-point margin of victory here and march towards an Ulster semi-final date with Cavan or Monaghan on June 2nd.
McGeeney’s charges are the favourites at 4/5, but odds often go out the window when it comes to derbies and this one could well end up going right down to the wire.