Wicklow had won the All-Ireland C competition last year and shaped up as if they might make a bid for the B title this year as they took a four-point lead 1-7 to 0-6 into half time.
And indeed Wicklow were still looking good at the three quarter stage after increasing their lead by a point to 1-10 to 0-8. But they paid the price for conceding to many frees which were converted by Armagh’s sharpshooter Lennon.
Scorers for Armagh: M Lennon 1-11, Conor McAnallen 0-1.
Scorers for Wicklow: C O’Byrne 1-2, G Weir 0-5, A Byrne 0-2, James Cranley, Jamie Byrne 0-1 each.
ARMAGH: R Lundy; C Hughes, C McNaughton, R Magee; R Conway, P Lappin, D Mone; S Reneghan, R Fullerton; R Donnelly, S Colton, C Duffy; C Gorman, M Lennon, C McAnallen.
Subs: G McKeown for R Donnelly.
WICKLOW: J Manley, J Doyle, A Nugent, E Byrne, E Molloy, A Byrne, C Kelly, D Lohan, W Kinsella, D Nolan, G Weir, K Byrne, J Byrne, C O’Byrne, C Ó Dulachain.
Subs: J Cranley for Ó Dulachain, C Lambert for K Byrne, D Nolan for W Kinsella.
Referee: Liam McAuley (Antrim).