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Big guns come to the four in MacRory Cup

The opening two quarter-finals in this year’s MacRory Cup took place on Saturday and they went according to the formbook with St. Michael’s Enniskillen and St. Patrick’s Academy Dungannon advancing to the last four.

St.Michael’s took on neighbours St. Macartan’s Monaghan at Dunmoyle and they established a commanding interval lead. Sean Quigley and Aidan Breen had early points before Ryan Hyde found the net on 12 minutes.

Shane Carey opened St.Macartans’ account but efforts from Ruairi Corrigan, Kane Connor and Richard Donnelly left St.Michaels 1-6 to 0-1 ahead. Macartans hit back with points from Carey and Christopher McKenna. A goal from Mel Boyce put the game in the melting pot. Boyce knocked the ball over the bar as it finished 1-9 to 1-7.

St. Pats’ from Dungannon and Armagh met and it was the Tyrone lads who came out on top 3-12 to 1-9.

It was 0-3 each with Ryan Devlin and Liam Gervin on target for Dungannon with Tom Murphy and Conor McNally scoring for Armagh.

Gervin, Devlin, Harry Og Conlon and Dwayne Quinn scored for Dungannon but Ciaran MacIomhair, Murphy and McNally replied for Armagh.

Conlon’s score ensured Dungannon led and Quinn increased that advantage when Conlon found the net. Armagh responded with James McLaughlin getting a goal and Murphy landing a point. Ryan Jones and Gervin exchanged points with Paul McGeown and Gervin sealed victory.

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