New York GAA - what’s going on this week on the field
Armstrong to the rescue, Second half a breeze for Leitrim, Ladies thrill in Dublin tie, Dubs go extra mile for win
They were battling hard but were finding scores close to impossible to come by. Armstrong added a point to the Tyrone total before Darren Doherty fired over the insurance point off his right foot with five minutes left on the clock.
Tyrone is a well-balanced side. Joe Bell, Ryan Canavan and Brendan McGourty led a defense that made life difficult for Armagh throughout and held them to two scores in the final 30 minutes.
Jason Killeen had some good moments in the middle, while Darren Doherty, Niall Farrell and sub Adam Fitzgerald were very active up front.
Sean Armstrong had a pivotal hour and is an ideal target man for the side.
Alan Hearty was outstanding for Armagh. His saves were brilliant while his varied kick outs all had purpose. Brian Rodgers, the excellent Aiden Morton and Eddie Greenan were all inspirational at the back.
Sheridan and Rodgers won the middle; Rodgers went off injured for a period but returned. Ciaran Conlon and James Moynagh were the best of the forwards.
The loss to injuries of Kevin McGeeney and Caolan Short was too much to overcome. It does create the question -- is it fair to ask a team to play what was in essence a
quarterfinal on a Thursday, then the semi on the Sunday? The answer is a resounding NO.
Armagh: 1 Alan Hearty, 2 Stewart Stokes, 3 Collie Fearan, 4 Brian Rodgers, 5 Raymie Kane, 6 Eddie Greenan, 7 Aiden Morton, 8 Steve Sheridan (0-2), 9 Kevin Rodgers (0-2), 10 James Moynagh (1-0), 11 Brian Murphy (0-1), 12 Allen McFerran, 13 Ciaran Conlon (0-1), 14 Shane Lyons, 15 Patsy Martin. Sub: Chris Morton.
Tyrone: 1 Damien Corrigan, 2 Mike Gallagher, 3 Aiden Power, 4 Joe Bell, 5 Ryan Canavan, 6 Brendan McGourty, 7 Seamus Skeffington, 8 Conor McNabb, 9 Jason Killeen (0-1), 10 Darren Doherty (0-1), 11 Mickey Sloan (0-1), 12 Shane Ryan, 13 Donal Hartnett, 14 Sean Armstrong (0-5), 15 Niall Farrell (0-2). Subs: Adam Fitzgerald (0-1), Paul Mulhearne.
Man of the match: Alan Hearty (Armagh).
Referee: Sean Jones.
Second half a breeze for Leitrim
Leitrim 0-18 Cork 1-6
The rematch of the 2010 senior football final was close for a half-hour in this semi before Leitrim pulled away easily in the second half for the win.
An eight point margin in that half alone gave them a confident victory, with Monaghan pair Rory Woods and Lonan Maguire both having tremendous outings.
Leitrim opened quickly with three points in the first six minutes. The best of the bunch was a running score by Dermot Keane when he did a lot of work before driving over the lathe from 20 yards out.
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