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Tyrone manager Mickey Harte faces an anxious wait over Conor Clarke scan

By John Campbell

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte will be sweating on the results of a scan Conor Clarke is due to undertake after the Omagh St Enda's player was taken off after an innocuous challenge in their Championship win over Coalisland.

Reports would suggest that Clarke's injury could be a suspected cruciate ligament tear, which would end his season. He was due to attend a scan last night to determine the extent of the damage.

Down gave themselves a huge boost in their hopes of playing Christy Ring hurling next season when they conquered neighbours Armagh by a whopping margin of 5-24 to 2-15 in Newry on Saturday.

By half-time, Down's superior goal-scoring edge had them 4-11 to 0-11 in front, with Johnny McCusker hitting a brace in the first quarter to establish a firm footing.

They also completely overwhelmed Armagh in the final quarter, tagging on 1-8 without a single reply. They will now face the winners of the forthcoming weekend's Nicky Rackard final in a promotion-relegation play-off to determine if the Ardsmen can compete for a trophy they won only last summer.

Derry retained the Ulster camogie title in Newry on Saturday by 2-8 to 0-11. Despite going into the match shorthanded without star forward Grainne McGoldrick, Joe Baldwin's team still had enough to grab the trophy ahead of the upcoming All-Ireland Championship.

In the Munster hurling Championship, Limerick showed that they were not overly bothered by the departure of manager Donal O'Grady, when they upset huge odds to overcome Tipperary.

A late goal by Shane Dowling, added to points by Seamus Hickey and Thomas Ryan, got them home by 2-18 to 2-16.

In Leinster, Galway overcame Laois, 1-22 to 0-23.

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