Armagh defeat the Students in McKenna Cup

January 15th, 2015 | Football

Armagh defeat the Students in McKenna Cup

Armagh 2-11 St Mary’s 0-14

Gavin McParland struck 2-4 as Armagh maintained their push for a place in the semi-finals of the McKenna Cup with a hard-fought win over St Mary’s in front of over 900 hardy supporters at the Athletic Grounds.

St Mary’s led by 0-11 to 1-4 at the break, McParland having hit the back of the net for the Orchard County from the penalty spot, but Kieran McGeeney’s charges powered ahead in the second half and a second goal from McParland sealed victory.

ARMAGH: T Harney; E McArdle, B Donaghy, J Donnelly; S Connell (0-1), C McKeever (0-1), C Vernon; D McKenna (0-1), S Harold; S Forker, T Kernan (0-1f), F O’Neill; O MacIomhair, S Sheridan, G McParland (2-4). Subs: P Courtney for O’Neill (HT), M Murray for Donnelly (43), E McVerry (0-1) for MacIomhair (49), J Clarke (0-2) for Forker (50), C Rafferty for McParland (62).

ST MARY’S: R Burns; R Wilson, J Morgan, D Morrow; P McBride, A Forker (0-1), H Loughran; C McCann, B Óg McGilligan; J Johnston (0-3), K McGeary (0-1), R Johnston (0-2, 0-1 ‘45’); T Canavan (0-5, 0-2f), M Fitzpatrick, J Grugan (0-2). Subs: B O’Hagan for Fitzpatrick, C Quinn for McCann (both 63).

Referee: Ciaran Trainor (Down)

Photos by James McCann

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