Armagh travel to Mayo on Sunday afternoon anxious to pickup full points to guarantee their status in the top flight next season.
However, the hosts will be hoping to gain a win for the very same reason, so an interesting game looks on the cards.The possible inclusion of former Mayo footballer Billy Joe Padden in the Orchard County’s lineup also adds to what will be an intriguing game between two sides going through a rebuilding process.
The home side have beaten Galway already this year and gave Kerry a real fright in their clash at Castlebar in the second round. Under James Horan, the side appear to be improving and it would be disappointing if they cannot retain their Division One status.
Armagh staged a late rally against Down last time, but have been a pale shadow of former teams in recent years. Stephen McDonnell is still the man they rely on for most of their scores and some new forwards will need to be found if the side are to make the grade in 2011.Defeat on Sunday will make life difficult but with Mayo having home advantage that is a real prospect.