Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like the worst is over.
After a long silent protest, Armagh are ready to speak to someone other than Billie Joe Padden once more. The white smoke signals this time around come in the form of a press night scheduled for the Carrickdale Hotel tomorrow evening.
The name of that hotel in Dundalk will surely rank alongside Versailles as the scene of another famous rapprochement.
If this is indeed the end of the unpleasantness, we believe the heartbreaking image of a sodden and pleading Colm Parkinson being fobbed off by an almost guilty looking Paul Grimley roused the humanitarian instincts of some within the Armagh camp and precipitated the end of this siege.