Armagh advance to last four

Armagh booked their place in the semi-finals of the Ulster Championship with a convincing win over Cavan.

A blistering first half display put the Orchard in pole position and Armagh saw the game out after the turnaround.

Armagh carried a seven point advantage into the break and while Cavan offered a good fight in the second half, the damage had been done.

Conor Turbitt started where he left off two weeks ago against Antrim, slotting over the first two scores of the game.

Shane McPartlan, Rory Grugan (free) and Turbitt all split the posts while Lynch exchanged efforts with Jemar Hall.

Armagh then rattled the net for the first time in the campaign, with Ciaran Mackin playing a huge role in the goal.

Mackin won possession in defence, bombed forward and fired the ball across the square for Ben Crealey to palm home for his first ever Armagh goal.

Four Cavan points, evenly split by the interval, offered some hope as Lynch and McKiernan slotted over scores.

Cavan almost rattled the net through Tiarnan Madden, but Rian O’Neill turned the ball the right side of the post and the hosts had to settle for a Galligan 45.

Cavan searched for a goal that would provide some hope but had no luck. It’s Down or Donegal next for Armagh in the last four.

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