Donegal edge out Armagh in Senior Championship quarter-final

h'Armagh's Aaron appears to push over the Donegal team doctor during a scuffle
h'Armagh's Aaron appears to push over the Donegal team doctor during a scuffle


Armagh pushed Ulster champions Donegal all the way in the All Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final on Saturday, but were edged out by a point.

The Orchard County side were ahead going into the final five minutes after a Stefan Campbell goal but Donegal hit back and Paddy McBrearty kicked over a late winner.

Earlier Odhran MacNiallais netted for Donegal , bidding for a third Sam Maguire success, to a 0-6 to 1-5 lead at the break.

Scuffles broke out during what was a tense opening 15 minutes, but after order was restored, Donegal began to play a more direct game.

Armagh: P McEvoy, F Moriarty, C Vernon, A Mallon (0-1), M Shields, B Donaghy, A Kernan (0-2, 1f), S Harold, A Findon, A Forker (0-1), K Dyas, T Kernan (0-4, 1f), K Carragher (0-1), S Campbell (1-1), J Clarke.

Subs: B Mallon for Carragher, E Rafferty for Findon, R Grugan for Dyas, M Murray (0-1) for Forker, K Toner for Harold.

Donegal: P Durcan, E McGee, N McGee (0-1), F McGlynn, A Thompson, K Lacey, P McGrath, N Gallagher, C Toye, R McHugh, L McLoone, O MacNiallais (1-1), P McBrearty (0-2), M Murphy (0-5, 4f), C McFadden (0-3, 2f).

Subs: R Kavanagh for Toye, M McElhinney for McLoone, D O’Connor for McFadden, M O’Reilly for McBrearty.


All-Ireland champions Dublin crushed Monaghan in a quarter-final win at Croke Park.

Dublin stepped on the gas in the last 10 minutes of the first half, hitting 2-5 and conceding just two points to take a firm grip on the tie.

Diarmuid Connolly and Bernard Brogan netted for the Dubs, who led 2-8 to 0-5 at the break.

Dublin surged clear in the second half against a tiring Monaghan side to set up a semi-final against Donegal.