Updated at 8am.
THREE FIRST-HALF goals helped Tyrone past Armagh and into the final of the Dr McKenna Cup.
Inspired by man of the match Conor McAliskey, the Red Hand ran out 3-10 to 1-8 winners at the Athletic Grounds.
Mickey Harte’s side will face Cavan who beat Fermanagh 1-8 to 1-7 in the other semi-final on Wednesday evening.
PJ Lavery scored Tyrone’s first goal after just five minutes and when Shay McGuigan netted their second on 24 minutes, they led 2-3 to 0-1.
Stefan Campbell responded immediately with a goal at the other end to keep Armagh in touch but Kieran McGeeney’s side leaked a third to Sean Cavanagh three minutes before the break.
Armagh went in six points down, 3-4 to 1-4, and were never closer in the second half as Tyrone pulled away to win by eight.
They will return to the Athletic Grounds this Saturday evening (7.30pm) to face Cavan who snatched a dramatic victory over Fermanagh with a late goal.
Philip Tinnelly struck on 70 minutes as Terry Hyland’s side completed a late comeback.
Fermanagh led 0-6 to 0-4 at the break and Marty O’Brien’s goal looked to have them on course for a place in the final before Tinnelly turned the tables.
Originally published 21 January at 10pm.