Ring Cup: Mayo hold off Armagh
May 03, 2014
Armagh's long wait for a first ever win in the Christy Ring Cup goes on after they succumbed to Mayo at Elvery's MacHale Park.
The home side claimed a deserved three-point victory after leading for most of the game. With Kenny Feeney and Sean Regan to the fore, they led by 0-5 to 0-3 after 15 minutes, but an Armagh goal 10 minutes later had the Ulster side ahead, 1-5 to 0-7.
However, Mayo responded to lead by 0-11 to 1-5 at the break and they managed to keep their opponents at arm's length throughout the second half, despite the best efforts of Armagh's chief marksman Declan Coulter.
Mayo - D O'Brien; A Brennan, A Connolly, D Kenny; D Gallagher (0-3f), P O'Flynn, P Barrett; C Charlton, B Higgins; G Nolan (0-1), D McDonnell (0-1), F Boland (0-3); K Feeney (0-12, 7f), S Regan, B Hunt. Subs: K Keena for G Nolan, D McTigue for K Keena, S Morley for P Barrett, J Kennedy for C Charlton.
Armagh - S Doherty; C Devlin, C Clifford, M Garvey; S Reneghan, N Curry, P Gaffney; F Bradley (0-1), K McKernan (0-1); C Carvill, D Coulter (0-8, 7f), N Green; C Corvan (0-2), E McGuinness, A McGuinness (1-1). Subs: C McKee (0-1) for S Renaghan, O Curry for E McGuinness, P Hughes for K McKernan, L Woods for A McGuinness.
Referee - D O'Driscoll.
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