Tony McEntee's Mayo men eye six on trot
Armagh may have experienced doom and gloom at Kingspan Breffni Park yesterday when they were sent packing from the Ulster Championship but for one outstanding servant of the orchard county there was plenty of good cheer.
Tony McEntee, who won an All-Ireland medal with Armagh in 2002 before guiding Crossmaglen Rangers to All-Ireland glory, saw the Mayo side with which he is now a selector beat London in the Connacht Championship by 2-16 to 0-9 in Ruislip.
This was McEntee's first championship match with Mayo with whom he is now a selector under Stephen Rochford and the side is now eyeing up what would be a sixth provincial crown on the trot.
Mayo's facile win will certainly be digested in many quarters, their goals coming from Conor Loftus and Jason Doherty in what was a very straightforward day at the office.
Meanwhile, in the Ulster Senior Camogie Championship semi-final matches, Derry beat Armagh and Antrim overcame Down to book their places in the decider.
Reigning champions Derry were in particularly hot form against an under-strength side and won by 8-14 to 4-11, a glut of first-half goals proving central to their victory.
In the other semi-final, a weakened Down side gave Antrim a fright by sweeping into an interval lead before being reined in after the break prior to losing by 2-14 to 1-11.
Racquel McCarry led the scoring blitz aided and abetted by Caitrone Dobbin, while Paula Gribben spearheaded Down's resistance.