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St Vincent's star Nathan Mullins wins man-of-the-match as Donegal set-up Tyrone meeting

Paddy McBrearty top-scored with 0-8 for Donegal in the McKenna Cup semi-final victory over Armagh.

Image: Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Donegal 0-20

Armagh 1-10

DONEGAL BOOKED A showdown with Tyrone in the McKenna Cup final after a 0-20 to 1-10 win over Armagh in the last night’s semi-final.

St Vincent’s footballer Nathan Mullins, who has joined Declan Bonner’s squad this season, won man-of-the-match after a strong two-point display from midfield.

Paddy McBrearty clipped over eight points while his younger brother Stephen contributed 0-3 off the bench during the seven-point victory.

The game took place in Celtic Park after both Ballybofey and the Athletic Grounds failed pitch inspections yesterday morning.

Teenage full-forward Eamon McGeown netted a first-half goal to leave the Orchard tied at 1-6 to 0-9 at the interval.

McGeown finished with 1-3, but McBrearty shone after the break to send Bonner’s side into the decider against seven in-a-row chasing Tyrone on the weekend of 17/18 February.

Scorers for Donegal: Paddy McBrearty 0-8, Darach O’Connor, Stephen McBrearty and Niall O’Donnell 0-3 each, Nathan Mullins 0-2 and Ciaran Thompson 0-1.

Scorers for Armagh: Eamon McGeown 1-3, Michael Stevenson 0-3, Oisin MacIomhair, Stephen Sheridan, Conor White and Edward English 0-1 each.

Donegal

M A McGinley

P Brennan
S McMenamin
C Ward

E Doherty
L McLoone
T McClenaghan

J McGee
N Mullins

E Ban Gallagher
C Thompson
C McGonigle

P McBrearty
M O’Reilly
D O’Connor

Subs:

N O’Donnell for T McClenaghan
C McGinley for S McMenamin
S McBrearty for C Thompson
K McBrearty for J McGee
B McCole for P McBrearty.

Armagh

P Morrison

J McAlinden
O Lappin
J Cosgrove

J McElroy
R Kennedy
D McKenna

A Findon
S Sheridan

R Lappin
A Duffy
C White

M Stevenson
E McGeown
O MacIomhair

Subs:

R McQuillan for O Lappin
R Owens for S Sheridan
C McGeary for D McKenna
E English for C White
D McQuade for R Lappin.

Referee: N McKenna.

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