Saturday 20 January 2018

NFL DIV 3: Armagh men edge out Fermanagh

Ruairi Corrigan, Fermanagh, in action against Tony Kernan, Armagh
Ruairi Corrigan, Fermanagh, in action against Tony Kernan, Armagh

Fourteen-man Armagh won the Allianz Football League Division 3 title with a 0-16 to 0-11 win over Ulster rivals Fermanagh at Croke Park on Saturday.

Tony Kernan converted four frees to give Armagh a 0-8 to 0-6 interval lead, despite the loss of Finian Moriarty to a second booking.

Kernan and Ethan Rafferty added further scores, and although Fermanagh responded with points from Sean Quigley and Tomas Corrigan, the Orchard men finished strongly, and could have had more goals, but for the superb efforts of keeper Thomas Treacy.

Armagh: N Geoghegan, A Mallon, C Vernon, M Murray, J Morgan, F Moriarty, M Shields, C O'Hanlon (0-01), E Rafferty (0-03, 3f), T Kernan (0-06, 5f), M McKenna, A Forker (0-01), K Dyas (0-01), A Murnin, J Clarke (0-02). Subs: C McKeever for McKenna (h-t), E McVerry for Forker (46), S Harold (0-02) for Murnin (58), G McParland for Rafferty (61), C Rafferty for O'Hanlon (65)

Fermanagh: T Treacy, M Jones, T Daly, M O'Brien, B Mulrone, R McCluskey, N Cassidy, R Jones, R O'Callaghan, P McCusker, R Corrigan (0-01), D McCusker, T Corrigan (0-03), S Quigley (0-07, 6f, 1 '45), C Flaherty. Subs: D Kille for Daly (h-t), A Breen for P McCusker (53), C Jones for R Corrigan, D McQuade for Flaherty (60), S Cullen for O'Callaghan (70).

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