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Academy take control to ensure final chapter

St Patrick's Academy Dungannon booked their place in this season's Danske Bank MacRory Cup final when they produced an outstanding display against St Paul's Bessbrook at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh on Friday.

St Patrick's grabbed a goal after only 30 seconds through Daniel Kerr and while Shea Hoey replied with a goal for Bessbrook, the Academy then assumed control.

Cormac O'Hagan converted a penalty and there were points from Liam Rafferty, Colin Campbell and Ryan Coleman with the latter also finding the net.

Bessbrook had it all to do in the second half and while they had points from Jody McGovern, Caolan McConville and Miceal McNamee, Dungannon won on a 3-11 to 1-10 scoreline.

St Patrick's Cavan have bridged a 40-year gap after overcoming Omagh CBS at Castleblayney yesterday. They played some superb football in a 1-12 to 2-4 success.

The Tyrone lads had a good start with Cathal Donaghy blasting in a goal but Cavan hit back. Thomas Edward Donohoe hit three points and found the net with Conor Smith on target twice.

By the end of the third quarter, the gap was up to six thanks to Pierce Smith and Donohoe. A Gavin Slane goal halved the deficit but two Smith points ensured victory.

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