Tyrone got an unwanted reminder that Armagh forward-turned-goalkeeper Ethan Rafferty is still a clinical finisher in their All-Ireland exit at the hands of the Orchard County at the Athletic Grounds.
Rafferty popped up with two points from play in the 1-16 to 1-10 victory, with his marauding forays forward another string to an impressive Armagh bow.
The Grange stalwart, who still plays outfield at club level, admitted to some good fortune with his first point, but his second was a thing of beauty.
"I didn't make a good connection," Rafferty told RTÉ Sport. "As soon as I kicked it, I thought 'oh, no' so I was glad to see it go through when I lifted my head.
"The second one, I had a change of pace, beat my man, and made space to kick it."
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Delving deeper into the details of his role, the versatile Armagh man, who ruptured a cruciate last year, added: "It's something we can use in transition. You don’t want to do it all the time as you do leave yourself susceptible.
"At the end of the day, you are there to stop goals and get the restarts away. That’s the main thing.
"Football has gone a little bit like basketball, defending in transition. If the ball is slowed and we can recycle it and help the attack, I’m happy to do that.
"It’s grand. It’s a new thing. It beats watching the game in the stands! It was tricky enough coming back after injuries, I’m just glad to be a part of it."
Rafferty was praised by manager Kieran McGeeney for his work rate, as well as for those forwards runs.
"Ethan could very easily be a player that slips into midfield for us," McGeeney said.
"He works incredibly hard. He’s learning a new role in goals. He got two points, but even just to make the breaks and cuts he made.
"We got a bit lucky at one stage. He was caught and Conor Mackin got back, but it was massive work from him."