Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup round-up
Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup Round 3
DONEGAL 1-20 v CAVAN 1-12
DOWN 4-18 QUEENS UNIVERSITY 1-05
ARMAGH 0-13 MONAGHAN 1-09
ANTRIM 1-14 ST MARY’S 0-09
DERRY 1-20 UNIVERSITY ULSTER 0-07
TYRONE 0-10 FERMANAGH 0-04
By Dan Bannon
A hectic night of action in the Bank Of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup saw holders Donegal set up a tasty pre-season semi final tussle with Armagh, with Tyrone facing Derry in the other semi-final.
Jamie Brennan’s second half goal sent Donegal into the final four as Cavan’s hopes dwindled away after a positive enough start.
Star-man Michael Murphy looks set to miss the early rounds of the League for Doengal, but Michael Langan’s performance this evening will soften the blow for Tir Conaill supporters
The full forward struck nine points in total with Kevin Tierney bagging a late consolation for the Breffni men.
A whopping 3,641 were there to witness Armagh’s comeback win over Monaghan in the head to head match to decide Section B.
The delayed game upset the hosts as Jack McCarron's early penalty was the difference at the break 1-05 to 0-05.
A brace each from Niall Grimley and Aidan Forker sparked the comeback for Kieran McGeeney’s men.
Emmett Bradley drove Derry to an emphatic victory at home in Owenbeg over Ulster University in a one sided affair.
The students failed to score in the opening half as Bradley notched 1-4 of his 1-6 total in that opening period.
Lee Brennan finally opened the University sides account after 39 minutes but Damien McErlain’s side were full value for their win.
Paddy Tally picked up his maiden victory as Down manager over Queens University in Pairc Esler.
Mourne full forward Pat Havern was the man to thank, as he hammered home two goals either side of the half.
Callum O’Neill responded for the students, however majors from Declan McClements and Shane Annett saw Down home.
In the Woodlands, Antrim inflicted a third devastating defeat on St Mary’s.
Lamh Dearg attacker Ryan Murray hit the net to make it 1-10 to 0-3 and seal the contest just before the half time whistle.
Patrick McBride was in fine form for the Saffrons who could afford to lose the second half.
Despite being qualified beforehand, Tyrone put in a commanding display to beat Fermanagh at home in Healy Park.
The thick fog affected the players' shooting radar with the low scoring affair tied 0-2 apiece at the break.
Conall Jones and Aidan Breen gave the visitors hope, but David Mulgrew notched Tyrone’s first from play in the 43rd minute as they pulled away with five Peter Harte frees.