Coulter winning fitness battle

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Updated: May 10, 2011

Benny Coulter today declared himself “very very confident” of been fit to face great rivals Armagh in the Ulster SFC championship on May 28th.

The Down sharpshooter has been on the side lines since he tore his hamstring while on club duty three weeks ago. But today the Mayobridge man gave the clearest indication that he will be fit for the huge clash in two week’s time.

Coulter said “”It probably happened at the right time If it had have happened this week or last week it could have been tight. I’m doing a good lot of work along with Paddy Tally and I think he’s got to the bottom of it, and hopefully it will be grand for the summer. My leg tangled with another man’s leg and mine stayed on the ground. I knew straight away and came off.”

He went on to say that “The first thing as soon as I came off I said was, ‘I wouldn’t need to miss this game (Armagh)’. I had a scan the next day and I was still panicking, but it feels great now. I’m very, very confident. I’ll not get any football between now and then I wouldn’t think. We’ll see what James feels.

“It was just tight during the league, no tear or anything. James just pulled me out of two games, the Cork game and the Armagh game. He just said he’s not going to risk me.”

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