Derry prove much too strong for Armagh

Derry 2-18 Armagh 0-7

The Armagh Minors suffered a 17-point defeat at the hands of Derry in the final round of the Ulster Championship group stages.

The reigning Ulster and All-Ireland champions let rip after the turnaround and secured a convincing victory.

Derry, who have only lost one game in the last two seasons, have already got a league title under their belts.

Derry got the game up and running with a point from Ger Dillon while Armagh replied through Shea Loughran (free).

Daithi O’Callaghan nudged the Orchard County ahead before Derry tied things up again through Chris McCullagh.

Diarmaid O’Rourke swapped scores with Luke Grant before the home side took full control of the contest.

Derry knocked over four in a row through Dillon (3) and Dylan Rocks to put them ahead 0-7 to 0-3 at half time.

Damian McErlain’s men started the second half as they finished the first, kicking four points on the trot.

Orchard captain Loughran slotted over his sides first of the second period, converting another free.

It did little to stop Derry’s scoring spree and a fine, individual goal from Eamon Young put his side 12 up.

The Armagh Minors suffered a 17-point defeat at the hands of Derry in the final round of the Ulster Championship group stages.
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Derry tagged on another couple of points while Armagh finished the scoring for the day with a brace.

O’Rourke knocked over a free while Jack Loughran also got in on the scoring act with the last point of the game.

Following wins over Antrim and Cavan, Armagh finish second in their group. That means they’ll be out again next week in the Ulster Championship quarter final.

Armagh: James McBennett, Aodhan McGrane, Gavin O’Rourke, Conal Wilson, Ross Marsden, Sean Woods, Diarmaid O’Rourke 0-2 (1f), Jack Loughran 0-1, Daithi O’Callaghan 0-1, Aaron Garvey, James McCooe, Oisin Gribben, Fionn O Tuathail, Eoin Duffy, Shea Loughran 0-2 (2f). Subs: Fergus Toale for R. Marsden, Caomh Agnew for O. Gribben, Keelan McEntee for A. McGrane, Conor Dunne for A. Garvey, Lewis Bellew for C. Agnew