Orangemen and Red Hand county head for Dublin

It’s another big day for Northern Irish GAA on Sunday. Sadly, it’s only the semis this time, but Tyrone and Armagh meet to decide who’s going to have it out with Kerry, arguably the Republic’s one county capable of living with the pressure of playing these two dominant forces in the modern game of Gaelic football. Check out Balrog, if you’re from the Orange side, and you want some good ole biased sports reporting on the game!

  • David

    I am at university in Texas and am flying home for the All Ireland final. I have already booked flights so I am confident of an Armagh win

  • Liam Keyes

    It really does’nt matter who wins between Armagh or Tyrone. Sam Maguire will be returning to the Kingdom for another Year. Slainte Liam Keyes Boston Massachusetts.

  • Chris Gaskin

    Who ever wins tomorrow will lift Sam, Kerry haven’t got a chance.

    There is only a kick of a ball between Armagh and Tyrone.

    Armagh by 1 point.

  • Tochais Síoraí

    It surely must confuse the tourists a wee bit -‘Er no, those Orange flags were put up by nationalists, No, the red and white ones with the red hand are put up by nationalists as well.’

  • Chris Gaskin

    We’re all Orange in Armagh 😉

  • glensman

    There’s nothin between Tyrone and Armagh, just how they handle pressure… Tyrone argubly should have won both games earlier in the season, i’m tipping Tyrone unless the earlier matches have got to them mentally. Certainly an Ulster team to lift Sam!!

  • beano

    And here was me thinking this week’s big sporting event was in Belfast…. ? :\

  • Packie

    Hi,

    This is not in relation to this thread but some advice please. I am going to Omagh from the south tonite. I have been in the north years ago as a child this time it is for drinking and messing.
    My questions are as follows
    1) Will Omagh business take yo yo’s or euros.
    2) Is there no go areas in Omagh i.e is it safe as houses to go pub crawling around the town.
    3) Is this pure madness but in the south when we go to various towns drinking we just pull up the cars on wasteground or fields and sleep in the car or camp, is it safe to this also.
    Thanks for any advice and i am sorry for not sticking to the thread and my lack of knowledge of every day inter-community relations.

  • Groover

    Tsk. Tsk. How typical – not a mention of the fabulous Down Minors already reaching their final last week. An Dún Abu. How very Armagh.

  • Chris Gaskin

    My Ulster loyalty only goes so far, Down are beyond the pale 😉

  • bigwhitedove

    Gaskin, you are as good at predicting GAA results as you are election results!!
    Tyrone to win by at least 2 points, there is more than the kick of a ball in it!!
    Big Francie to get sent off to boot!!

  • bigwhitedove

    P.S. Gaskin ur right about Down I would buy tickets to watch “Norn Iron” before I would support them lickspittles

  • Chris Gaskin

    Gaskin, you are as good at predicting GAA results as you are election results!!
    Tyrone to win by at least 2 points, there is more than the kick of a ball in it!!
    Big Francie to get sent off to boot!!

    Typical belfast ones 😉

    If you check my blog you will see that I called the last Tyrone Armagh game 100% (Armagh by 2)

    I look forward to offering you humble pie tomorrow evening LOL

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    Beano

    Two mediocre teams meeting in a borefest on a Saturday and England handing out a hiding on Wednesday in front of a combined crowd of less than half of Sunday’s attendance really doesn’t compare. Fair play to NI on today’s result but by god, it was hard keeping awake at times.

  • Keith M

    I’m going to work on the assumption that Gaskin is as good at predicting gaelic football as he is on elections. I was wondering what to do with the €21 in my Paddy Power account and I put it on Kerry. Potential winnings €34.

  • Groover

    To Chris and BWD: When you have won 5 titles you can talk on the same level as us lickspittles. Jealousy is a terrible thing.

  • rob

    Well done, Tyrone

    Bring on Kerry

  • slug

    Comiserations to Armagh and congratulations to Tyrone.

    It looked like a very exciting game.

  • P Ring

    Fantastic game apart from Armagh not winning.

    But either team today were fit to take on Kerry..

    Keep up the momentum Tyrone and bring Sam back north…

    Ard Mhacha Abu. We’ll be back.

  • GavBelfast

    So is that Armagh out now, or is there ANOTHER back door route next weekend or the weekend after?

  • cladycowboy

    No, thats it finished for the valiant Orchardmen, thankfully for this Red Hand supporter!

    It was a great game and wouldn’t have happened without the back door. I think its a brilliant idea, it was brought in so amateur players who trained hard all year in conjunction with their employment could get more than one game out of the championship, and so Fermanagh people could further south than Cavan! Great people that they are…

  • roddy

    Fermanagh

    All Ireland quarter finalists 2003
    All Ireland semi finalists 2004

    I don’t recall Armagh or Tyrone reaching the semi’s last season.

  • Chris Gaskin

    What have Fermanagh ever won, trophy wise?

  • cladycowboy

    ‘Fermanagh

    All Ireland quarter finalists 2003
    All Ireland semi finalists 2004

    I don’t recall Armagh or Tyrone reaching the semi’s last season.’

    Whoa! I was only joking! Fermanagh did incredibly well in those two years, especially from a little populated county. I was cheering them all the way in 2004. The youngsters played brilliantly. Still, i can understand why Tyrone was overlooked in favour of Enniskillen for the hospital in our region, the amount of ‘hospital balls’ played by Fermanagh players would keep the place filled 😉
    Tir Eoghain Abu and up Fermanagh!