No minor matter for Ulster duo

By Michael McMullan

REIGNING champions Derry and Armagh are both in All-Ireland minor semi-final action this weekend.

Derry backed up their Ulster league and championship double with a hard fought win over Dublin after shipping goals at crucial times.

Damian McErlain can call on a handful of last year’s starting team against Kerry on Saturday after the Kingdom easily accounted for Roscommon in the last eight.

Armagh, runners up in Ulster, take on a Mayo side fancied for the title from early in the season.

Like McErlain, Armagh manager Aidan O’Rourke is an Ulster minor winner as a player.

He saw his side breeze past Longford in the quarter-final and now aim for a first final spot since 2009 when they edged Mayo in the decider.

All-Ireland MFC semi-finals
Derry v Kerry – Saturday, Mullingar, 1.30pm
Armagh v Mayo – Sunday, Longford, 5.30pm

All our minor coverage is in association with Electric Ireland.

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