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Friday 2 December 2016

Comer goal sinks Armagh

A 42nd minute goal from Damien Comer saw Galway knock Armagh out of the SFC after yesterday's 1-12 to 0-12 Round 2B victory at the Athletic Grounds.

Comer scored the game's only goal when getting a fist to a Paul Conroy free that dropped short and that proved to be the difference between the sides.

Played in front of an official attendance of 9,367, there was little separating the sides throughout the first-half but a late scoring burst by the visitors, which yielded points from Comer, Gary Sice and Conroy (free), sent Galway in at the break holding a 0-9 to 0-7 advantage.

Quigley hero

THE powerful Seán Quigley led Fermanagh to a 1-14 to 0-16 All-Ireland SFC qualifier victory over Roscommon in Brewster Park yesterday.

Fermanagh's full-forward kick six unanswered points in the final minutes to see the home side snatch a dramatic success.

Pete McGrath's men trailed 0-9 to 0-4 at half-time.

Tipp on song

TIPPERARY advanced to Round 3B of the All-Ireland football qualifiers after cruising past Louth 3-21 to 0-07 in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday afternoon.

Twelve different scorers highlighted a commanding team display for Peter Creedon's young side.

Two first-half goals handed Tipperary a match-winning ten-point half-time cushion, despite playing into the conditions for the opening half.

Derry impress

DERRY were too strong for a limited Wexford as they advanced 1-16 to 0-10 in their SFC qualifier Round 2B clash at Owenbeg on Saturday.

The only goal of the game came just before the break. A hopeful delivery from Derry came off the bar and then hit off Wexford's Brian Malone to end up in the back of the net.

Further points from Benny Herron and Danny Heavron gave the home side a 1-8 to 0-04 half-time advantage. Despite having the breeze in the second period, Wexford failed to make any inroads into Derry's advantage, in spite of the best efforts from Lyng and Brosnan.

p ANTRIM secured their 14th Ulster SHC title in-a-row courtesy of a late, late Conor McKinley point in their 1-15 to 1-14 win over Down in yesterday's provincial decider in Owenbeg.

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