Cian McConville finishes the job for Crossmaglen with the most divine of passes 1 year ago

Cian McConville finishes the job for Crossmaglen with the most divine of passes

Crossmaglen Rangers 1-19 Silverbridge 2-12

It was the same old story in Armagh.

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You didn't even need Irish to understand that, in the TG4 commentary box, as he looked out at his home club Silverbridge throwing away a lead against Crossmaglen Rangers, one way or another, Jarlath Burns was despairing up there.

Because he's seen this happen before. 'An scéal céanna,' was how he put it himself.

Inspired by his own son Jarly Óg, Silverbridge, who have never won an Armagh SFC title before, looked poised to stun the county's kingpins but then the past, the present - whatever it was - it caught up on them, and just like that, they'd thrown away a five point second half lead to lose this game.

In fairness to them, it was hardly a bottle job - Crossmaglen showed great resilience and composure to claw their way back in the game. Rian O'Neill was key to that effort with three wonderful points from play and some fine frees given the conditions. And it was his cousin Cian McConville - son of Jim - who, after a lively display in the corner, put the icing on the cake with the most divine of passes deep into injury time.

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Talk about vision. Talk about anticipation. Talk about execution. Talk about putting it on a plate.

Caolan Finnegan finished the job and that was that. Cross through to the next round.

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