GAA: Kernan Bulls Are Armagh Plated tanks.(Sport)
Byline: PAUL KEANE
BIG Joe Kernan's raging bulls will only see the red in Tyrone's jerseys this afternoon.
After a training camp in the Spanish resort of La Manga, Armagh are ready to take a leaf from their hosts' book and bull into Tyrone at Clones.
It's always a bruising encounter whenever the north's big-hitters meet.
And Kernan isn't expecting his first Ulster SFC match in charge of Armagh to be any different.
But ''Smokin Joe'' reckons their camp on the continent has given them the edge.
"We hadn't time for any real squad get-together during the league so the trip away was perfect for our preparations," said two-time AllStar Kernan, who won three All-Ireland club titles with Crossmaglen Rangers in 1997, 1999 and 2000.
"The whole intensity of the new league format came as a bit of a shock.
"It was difficult to get a bond going but we have that now. We're focussed now and we know what we have to do."
This is the clash of Ireland's ''nearly men'' considering that Armagh and Tyrone have amazingly never won an All-Ireland title between them. …