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Simon Maxwell: “It’s hard to forget when Mark Stanfield scores nine points against you”

Name: Simon Maxwell.

Teams played for:

Pearse Ogs in Armagh, Ulster Club San Francisco and the Armagh senior footballers.

Current involvement:

No current involvement.

Which club game, that you played in, will you never forget and why?

It definitely has to be 2000 Armagh Senior Championship quarter-final for Pearse Ogs against Clan Na Gael. We had been written off and Clans were hot favourites.

Which club game, that you watched, will you never forget and why?

Tough question. Crossmaglen against Na Fianna in the All-Ireland club final in 2000. Cross and Ogs were big rivals but I had huge admiration for what they had achieved.

Which county game, that you played in, will you never forget and why?

Definitely the opening day of National League in 200102 against Louth. It’s hard to forget when Mark Stanfield scores nine points against you.

Which county game, that you watched, will you never forget and why?

The 1999 Ulster final, Armagh against Down. There had been a lot of painful years but finally Armagh had something very special going forward.

 

What was the funniest thing you ever saw in a game?

Tough question. Watching a player prevent the ball from going over the crossbar only to fall back into his own goal.

 

What was the strangest thing you ever saw in a game?

I once saw a player score a point against his own team, very strange indeed.

 

What was the most memorable performance from a player in a game that you watched?

All-Ireland final 2002 Armagh v Kerry. Kieran McGeeney’s performance was unreal.

 

What was the most memorable performance from a player in a game that you played?

Ger Houlahan. There are too many memorable games and naming one would be a dishonour to the rest.

What did you love about the games you played in?

Everything. I can’t really single out one specific thing. I loved everything about the sport.

What did you hate about the games you played in?

Nothing!

 

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