Armagh 3-10 Tyrone 0-8
Armagh created history on Saturday afternoon, with the u16s winning the Buncrana Cup for the first time ever.
The youngsters had enjoyed a good run of form all season long, suffering just one defeat, to Dublin, in the first week of the Buncrana Cup.
They carried that winning mentality into Saturday and three second half goals helped Armagh over the line.
Up to that point, it was a fairly even affair. The second half was hot and heavy, but it was the Orchard men who settled best.
With 15 minutes remaining, the men in orange led by a single point, but outscored their opponents 3-2 to 0-1 in the final quarter.
It was score for score in the early exchanges with Oisin Gribben cancelling out Tyrone’s opening point.
Fiona O Tuathail claimed two scores, but both his effort was matched by the Red Hands before they nudged ahead.
Shea Loughran levelled things up once again before Lewis Bellew nailed an excellent score to put Armagh one up.
Bellew doubled their lead while Tyrone claimed the final score of the half. Armagh led by just one at the break, 0-6 to 0-5.
Armagh made a great start to the second period, with scores coming from Caolan McGinely and Bellew.
Tyrone notched on another two of their own to narrow the gap, but Armagh took control from there.
Aaron Garvey’s direct dart and offload to Loughran was rewarded with the games’s opening goal.
Armagh followed it up with another major moments later. Loughran this time playing provider to set up James McCooe.
Julian Carr traded scores with Tyrone before Loughran raised a white flag. Garvey slammed home a well deserved goal of his own with the final score of the game.
11-points separated the sides when the full time whistle sounded and winning the Buncrana Cup is just reward for the hard work and effort but in from players and managers this season.