Armagh crash out All-Ireland Championship after Galway defeat

Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney
Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney

Armagh’s interest in the 2015 All-Ireland Championship was ended by Galway at the Athletic Grounds on Sunday.

The Orchard County were beaten 1-12 to 0-12 in a game that was ultimately decided by Damien Comer’s 42nd minute goal.

Comer’s punched effort helped Galway open up a seven-point lead, but Armagh fought back with points from Mark Shields, Aiden Forker (two) and Tony Kernan.

Gary Sice and Cathal Sweeney were shown black cards late on but Galway’s name will be in today’s draw while it’s back to the drawing board for Kieran McGeeney and his Armagh players.

There was better news for Fermanagh who reached the fourth round of the SFC qualifiers courtesy of stunning fightback against Roscommon. With 65 minutes gone, Fermanagh were four points in arrears and Roscommon appeared to be heading for the next round however, Tomas Corrigan set the ball rolling from a free and later landed a long range sideline ball.

Substitute Damien Kelly also got in on the scoring act before Sean Quigley, who had earlier slotted home a penalty, knocked over the late winning point.

On Saturday, both Derry and Tyrone reached the third round of the SFC qualifiers.

Derry meanwhile secured their place in the third round of the Qualifiers with a win over Wexford.