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Donegal defeat Armagh to reach McKenna Cup Final

20 January 2018; Aaron Findon of Armagh has his shot blockd down by Jason McGee of Donegal during the Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup semi-final match between Donegal and Armagh at Celtic Park in Derry. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile



Donegal 0-20 Armagh 1-10

Donegal cruised into the Dr McKenna Cup Final after they defeated Armagh in Celtic Park tonight.

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Armagh got off to a great start and they led by 1-3 to 0-2 after 13 minutes. Full-Forward Eamon McGeown scored their goal and caused havoc for the Donegal full-back line.

Declan Bonner’s side improved in the second quarter, with Patrick McBrearty in red-hot form, and the sides were level at the break.

Half-time: Donegal 0-9 Armagh 1-6

Donegal weren’t at their best in the third quarter but they did open up a four-point lead with Niall O’Donnell and man-of-the-match Nathan Mullins on target.

Stephen McBrearty caught the eye in the closing exchanges as Donegal eased to victory.

Bonner’s side will face Tyrone in the Dr McKenna Cup final on February 18/19.


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