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14-man Antrim push Armagh all the way in Ulster U21 quarter-final

Stevie McDonnell’s side move on to play Donegal in the provincial semis next week.

Dermot McAleese with Micheal McKenna and Callum Comiskey Antrim's Dermot McAleese tries to get away from Armagh's Micheal McKenna and Callum Comiskey. Source: Presseye/Jonathan Porter/INPHO

Armagh 0-13 Antrim 0-10

ARMAGH SET UP a semi-final against Donegal as they beat 14-man Antrim in their Ulster U21 Football Championship replay this evening.

Antrim’s backs were against the wall from the seventh minute when full-forward Ronan McGrady was shown a straight red for an off-the-ball incident

And Armagh took advantage towards the end of the first half, kicking four unanswered points to take an 0-6 to 0-3 lead into the break.

Mark McGarry with Ciaran McCooey Antrim's Mark McGarry with Armagh's Ciaran McCooey. Source: Presseye/Jonathan Porter/INPHO

Keeper Ronan Hanna kept Antrim alive with a superb string of saves in the second half as they gradually chipped away and brought it back to a one-score game, 0-10 to 0-9, with just over 10 minutes to play.

But there was to be no miracle as Armagh pulled away again to book their place in the provincial semis.

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