Armagh SFC final: Harps end 26 year wait

October 15, 2017

The Athletic Grounds, the home of Armagh GAA.
©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Armagh Harps are celebrating their first Armagh SFC victory since 1991 this evening.

They dethroned defending champions Maghery on a scoreline of 2-9 to 0-11 at the Athletic Grounds today.

Two goals in the space of 90 seconds from Ryan McShane and Ultan Lennon proved vital in the finish up.

The winners overturned a 0-2 to 0-5 half-time deficit when outscoring their opponents by 2-7 to 0-6 after the resumption.

Armagh Harps - P Morrison; S Farry, K Loughran, C Stevenson; R McGrath, D McKenna, M McConville; J Loughran, C White (0-1); R McShane (1-1), J McElroy (0-1), L Oliver; C Vernon, U Lennon (1-5, 0-2f), S McCoy. Subs: T O'Kane for R McGrath, C Coulter for S McCoy, C Murphy (0-1) for C White, P Kelly for L Oliver.

Maghery - J Montgomery; K Nugent, O Lappin, C Higgins; B Heavron, S Cusack, D Lavery; J Lavery (0-1), B Crealey; S Tennyson, C Mackle (0-1), R Lappin (0-1); B Fox (0-1), Stefan Forker (0-3), A Forker (0-3, 2f). Subs: P Forker for S Tennyson, G Campbell for C Higgins, Seamus Forker (0-1) for B Fox, N Forker for C Mackle.

Referee - K Faloon.

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