Conor Meyler, Tyrone, and Ciaran Mackin, Armagh, collide at O'Neill's Healy Park in the Dr McKenna Cup.
Conor Meyler, Tyrone, and Ciaran Mackin, Armagh, collide at O'Neill's Healy Park in the Dr McKenna Cup.

Round-up: Saturday's inter-county Gaelic Football action


Dr McKenna Cup

Donegal 0-15 Antrim 1-9

Derry 0-17 Fermanagh 1-10

Armagh 2-15 Tyrone 1-15

O'Byrne Cup

Dublin 0-16 Longford 0-5

Offaly 0-15 Louth 2-6

Meath 1-15 Wexford 1-10

Laois 2-14 Wicklow 1-11

Rian O'Neill was the star of the show as Armagh edged out All Ireland champions Tyrone 2-15 to 1-15 at O'Neill's Healy Park.

Prompted by the excellent O'Neill, Armagh bagged a 14th minute goal courtesy of Jason Duffy.

Tyrone replied with a Conn Kilpatrick major, but Armagh still led 1-9 to 1-5 at half-time.

O'Neill was instrumental releasing Rory Grugan clear to net a 51st minute goal which proved to be the decisive score.

Armagh will now face Monaghan at the Athletic Grounds in the penultimate round.

Derry also advanced to the knockout stages following a 0-17 to 1-10 triumph over Fermanagh in Roslea.

The promising Matthew Downey rifled over seven points for Derry, who were 0-10 to 0-6 in front at the interval.

A Seán Quigley goal gave Fermanagh hope, but Derry held on to record an encouraging win.

Donegal reached the semi-final of the competition, beating Antrim by 0-15 to 1-9.

Paddy McBrearty scored seven points for Donegal, who will now play Derry on Tuesday evening.

Conor Murray registered Donegal's goal, but Donegal were sufficiently crafty to claim the spoils.

James McCarthy, Dublin, and Iarla O'Sullivan, Longford, in O'Byrne Cup action.
James McCarthy, Dublin, and Iarla O'Sullivan, Longford, in O'Byrne Cup action.

Dublin were always in control against Longford at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

With James McCarthy effective Dublin led by 0-8 to 0-1 at the interval with Ciarán Archer landing some neat scores for Dessie Farrell's team.

Longford goalkeeper Paddy Collum made a string of fine saves to thwart Dublin, who were in the ascendancy.

Ciarán Kilkenny finished the contest with four points from play as Dublin eased to victory.

Niall McNamee and Ruairi McNamee were in splendid form as Offaly overcame Louth, 0-15 to 2-6 in Ardee.

Ryan Burns netted two goals for Mickey Harte's Louth, but Offaly did enough to secure the win.

Meath beat Wexford 1-15 to 1-10 with Jordan Morris' first half goal an important score.

Morris' goal ensured that Meath led by 1-3 to 0-5 against a hard working Wexford outfit.

At the three quarter mark Meath were 1-10 to 0-9, but a Ben Brosnan goal brought Wexford back into contention.

In the closing minutes Cathal Hickey, Donal Keogan, and James Conlon scored points for the Royals.

Late goals from substitutes Seán Moore and Evan O'Carroll guided Laois to a 2-14 to 1-11 success against Wicklow at Crettyard.

Billy Sheehan's outfit finished strongly clipping 2-2 without reply in the closing stages.

Wicklow contributed handsomely to a lively match with Rory Stokes grabbing a first half goal.

Ross Munnelly, though, was prominent for Laois, who went in 0-11 to 1-7 ahead at the break.

After the restart it remained a good game, but goals from Moore and O'Carroll earned Laois victory.