Tyrone proved far to strong for a poor Armagh to advance to a Dr McKenna Cup semi-final clash on Sunday with Derry.
The final score just about reflects Tyrone’s sheer dominance and truth be told it could well have been more.
Mickey Harte’s men blew Armagh away with a first half blitz that included 8 different scorers to register a 2-10 to 0-4 lead, the goals coming from Matthew Donnelly and Ciaran McGinley.
Things got no better for the Orchard men in the second period as the Red Hands ran riot Clonoe’s PJ Lavery helping himself to two goals with Peter Harte converting from the penalty spot.
In the end it was a facile Tyrone victory, a game Mickey Harte will have learnt little from.
Tyrone- Niall Morgan, Aidan McCrory, Ronan McNamee, Barry Tierney, Ciaran McGinley, Peter Harte, Ronan McNabb, Danny McBride, Conan Grugan, Emmett McKenna, Shay McGuigan, PJ Lavery, Patrick McNeice, Mattie Donnelly, Ronan O’Neill
Subs: Conor Clarke for Tierney, Patrick Quinn for Mattie Donnelly, Hugh Gallagher for McNabb, Kevin Campbell for McNamee, Kevin Gallagher for McGinley, Tiarnan McCann for Grugan.
Scorers: PJ Lavery 2-1, Ronan O’Neill 0-5, Mattie Donnelly 1-1, Peter Harte 1-1, Ciaran McGinley 1-0, Emmett McKenna 0-2, Patrick McNeice 0-2, Ciaran McGinley 1-0, Niall Morgan 0-1, Danny McBride 0-1, Conan Grugan 0-1, Shay McGuigan 0-1
Armagh- Philip McEvoy, Andy Mallon, Charlie Vernon, Paul Hughes, Mark Shields, Tony Kernan, Ciaran Rafferty, Ethan Rafferty, James Lavery, Eugene McVerry, Kyle Carragher, Stefan Campbell, Robbie Tasker, Jamie Clarke, Niall McConville.
Subs: Kevin O’Rourke for McVerry, Brian Mallon for McConville, Ciaran MacÍomhair for Carragher, Ciaran McCooey for Hughes, Seamus Kelly for Rafferty.
Scorers: Kyle Carragher 0-2, Stefan Campbell 0-1, Robbie Tasker 0-1, Tony Kernan 0-1, Ethan Rafferty 0-1, Brian Mallon 0-1
Referee: Ciaran Branagan- Down