It was another he All-Ireland quarter-final that was never a contest as Tyrone hammered Armagh by 18pts to set up semi-final against Dublin.
Tyrone – N Morgan (0-2f); A McCrory, R McNamee, C McCarron; T McCann (0-1), P Hampsey, P Harte (1-2, 1-0pen); C Cavanagh (0-1), C McCann; D McClure (0-1), N Sludden, K McGeary; M Bradley (0-3), S Cavanagh (0-4, 3f), M Donnelly (0-1). Subs: D Mulgrew (2-1) for C McCann, D McCurry for K McGeary, L Brennan (0-1) for A McCrory, R O’Neill for M Bradley, R Donnelly for D McClure, J McMahon for C Cavanagh.
Armagh – B Hughes; J Morgan, C Vernon, P Hughes; B Donaghy, M Shields (0-1), J McElroy; S Sheridan, N Grimley (0-1f); R Grugan (0-3, 2f), C O’Hanlon, A Forker; J Clarke (0-2), G McParland (0-1), S Campbell. Subs: O O’Neill for C O’Hanlon, A Duffy for M Shields (BC), E Rafferty for S Campbell, B Crealey for G McParland, C McKeever for N Grimley, D McKenna for S Sheridan (BC).
MORE TO FOLLOW
They meet in the championship for the first time since 2014 when Armagh won a Round 2 qualifier tie by 0-13 to 0-10 in Omagh. Many people have suggested that this could be a very dirty match.“I think all they have to do is look back to the proposed bloodbath back in 2003. Maybe those same thoughts still prevail in some heads,” Harte told the Ulster Herald.“Although the All-Ireland final ended in a 0-12 to 0-09 victory, it could’ve been much more. Both we and Armagh could’ve had a couple of goals and quality defending prevented that.“Most of our games against Armagh were entertaining and memorable. As the old saying goes there’s none so blind as those who don’t want to see.”
PATHS TO THE QUARTER-FINAL
Tyrone 0-22 Derry 0-11 (Ulster quarter-final)
Tyrone 1-21 Donegal 1-12 (Ulster semi-final)
Tyrone 2-17 Down 0-15 (Ulster final)
Tyrone’s Top Scorers
Sean Cavanagh…….0-10 (0-8 frees)
Peter Harte……………0-6 (0-2 frees, 0-1 ‘45’)
Down 0-15 Armagh 2-7 (Ulster quarter-final)
Armagh 0-20 Fermanagh 0-11(Qualifiers – Round 1)
Armagh 1-12 Westmeath 1-7 (Qualifiers – Round 2)
Armagh 1-17 Tipperary 1-15 (Qualifiers – Round 3)
Armagh 1-17 Kildare 0-17 (Qualifiers – Round 4)
Armagh’s Top Scorers
Niall Grimley……….0-17 (0-12 frees, 0-2 ‘45s’)
Jamie Clarke…………1-9 (0-1 free)
Rory Grugan…………0-12 (0-9 frees)
LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2014: Armagh 0-13 Tyrone 0-10 (All-Ireland Qualifiers)
2012: Tyrone 0-19 Armagh 1-13 (Ulster quarter-final)