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Wednesday 17 January 2018

King rules over Donegal

Armagh 2-20 Donegal 1-6

Ulster U-21 HC quarter-final

Armagh powered to victory over Donegal last night in Omagh, with the slick Orchard side turning on the style in the second half.

Donegal caught their opponents cold with a third minute goal by Barry McMenamin.

But James King, Tony Duffy and Martin Maguire scored two points each to help Armagh to a 0-8 to 1-2 lead at the break.

Another dominant spell saw them hit 1-3 in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, with King finishing to the net for a 1-11 to 1-3 advantage. Ciaran Mathewson pulled back four points for Donegal, but Armagh finished the job off with a Michael Leeman goal two minutes from time.

SCORERS -- Armagh: J King 1-4, M Leeman 1-0, K McKernan 0-4 (4f), M Maguire 0-3, E Carville, T Duffy, C McKee 0-2 each, P Heaney (f), R Lewis, D McDermott 0-1 each. Donegal: B McMenamin 1-0, C Mathewson 0-4 (3f), S McVeigh, M McGhee 0-1 each.

Armagh -- S Doherty; P Casey, JJ Hughes, T Marley; F Corvan, P Heaney, N Greene; K McKernan, M Leeman; J King, M Maguire, N Duffy; S Gaffney, T Duffy, E Carville. Subs: C McKee for Gaffney, R Lewis for Duffy, L Woods for Casey, J McAnerney for Marley, D McDermott for D Duffy.

Donegal -- P Burns; M Lillis, F Culnane, G Quinn; C McDermott, L Henderson, C Gallagher; R McDermott, S McVeigh; S Gillespie, C Mathewson, G Browne; D Grant, McGhee, B McMenamin. Subs: K Meehan for Grant.

Ref -- E Hassan (Derry)

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