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McGeown to the fore as Orchard prove too strong

FERMANAGH could only manage a single point in the second half as Armagh coasted into the final.

Leading by 2-6 to 0-6 at half-time, man-of-the-match Paul McGeown led the second-half charge and Armagh never looked back.

Scorers -- Armagh: P McGeown 0-5 (1f), C Cumiskey 1-1, P Burns 1-0, E Rafferty (1 '45'), C O'Hanlon, C McNally, P Grant 0-2 each, M Carson, A Findon, C Gough, R McShane 0-1 each. Fermanagh: E Courtney 0-3 (2f), B Owens 0-2, R McGrade (1f), J Duffy 0-1 each.

Armagh -- D O'Hagan; B McCarron, P Burns, D O'Neill; S Hughes, C Hoey, M Carson; A Findon, E Rafferty; C Gough, C O'Hanlon, M McKenna; C McNally, P McGeown, C Cumiskey. Subs: C Treanor for C McNally, P Og Grant for C Gough, S Connell for M Carson, R McShane for C O'Hanlon, S O'Neill for D O'Neill.

Fermanagh -- B McAleer; L Cullen, C Cullen, L Leonard; N Beggan, N Shannon, N McMahon; R Hyde, R Lyons; R McGrade, R Corrigan, S Lynch; B Owens, E Courtney, J Duffy. Subs: P Leonard for C Murphy, E Hamill for N Beggan, T McCaffrey for P Leonard, N Maguire for J Duffy.

Ref -- S Hurson (Tyrone).

Irish Independent