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Armagh set up a tasty Mayo clash while Down and Derry face crunch battle

By John Campbell

Armagh hurlers can look forward to an attractive meeting with Mayo in the Nicky Rackard Cup next Saturday after their 2-19 to 3-13 win over Donegal.

Conor Corvan and Cathal Carvill grabbed Armagh's goals while Ryan Gaffney converted a number of frees.

Donegal fought back in the second-half with Sean McVeigh providing their inspiration but the Orchard men were in control.

Mayo themselves hit form against Tyrone at Carrickmore to run out winners by 4-17 to 1-12.

Monaghan cruised to a fine 5-12 to 1-12 over Fermanagh.

There were setbacks for Down and Derry in the Christy Ring Cup. The sides go head-to-head next Saturday knowing the losers will make their exit.

Derry lost to Roscommon by 2-20 to 0-15 while Down surrendered to London by 2-17 to 2-12.

Meanwhile, Armagh whistler Padraig Hughes has been appointed to referee next Saturday's All-Ireland U21 football final between Cork and Mayo.

In the All-Ireland Minor 'B' Camogie Championship final Down beat Roscommon by 1-6 to 0-6. In the All-Ireland 'C' Camogie Championship final, Armagh beat Westmeath by 2-16 to 1-11.

In the All-Ireland 'B' Camogie Shield decider, Antrim defeated Derry 1-18 to 0-6.

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