Today's Dr McKenna Cup results

The semi-final line-up in the Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup has been confirmed following the completion of the remaining weather-affected Round Three ties.

Today's Dr McKenna Cup results

The semi-final line-up in the Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup has been confirmed following the completion of the remaining weather-affected Round Three ties.

Holders Tyrone will face Armagh at the Athletic Grounds, while Cavan will play Fermanagh at Kingspan Breffni Park. Both games take place on Wednesday evening at 8pm.

Holders Tyrone remain on course for a fourth successive title. Their clash with Antrim was switched to Clones because of a snow-bound Omagh pitch, but the Red Hands had little difficulty in seeing off the Saffrons in an uninspiring encounter.

Sean Cavanagh, Niall Morgan, Darren McCurry and Plunkett Kane were all on target in the opening half, as Mickey Harte’s side built up a 0-7 to 0-4 interval lead, with Owen Gallagher hitting two eye-catching Antrim scores.

Goalkeeper Chris Kerr denied Tyrone with excellent saves from Cavanagh and Coney, but in the early stages of the second half, he failed to hold a dropping delivery from Cavanagh, and Coney nipped in to net from close range for the only goal of the game.

Cavanagh finished with four points to his name, and the Saffrons managed just three second half points.

Cavan survived a late Monaghan comeback to win by 1-13 to 0-13 at Kingspan Breffni Park.

A tense encounter saw five players sent off – Cavan trio Niall McDermott, Gearoid McKiernan and Damien O’Reilly (black card) and Monaghan’s Drew Wylie and Paul Finlay.

Cavan led early on by 0-6 to 0-0, thanks to scores from McKiernan, Martin Dunne and Jack Brady, and were ahead by 0-12 to 0-5 at the interval.

Finlay and Stephen Gollogly led the Farney fightback, but Terry Hyland’s men held on for a last four meeting with Fermanagh on Wednesday.

Fermanagh clinched their semi-final place despite losing to Donegal by 0-12 to 2-5 at Ballyshannon.

Donegal were ahead by 0-10 to 0-3 at the interval, thanks to points from Daniel McLaughlin, Ryan Melly, Martin Reilly and Eoin McHugh.

The Erne men hit back with goals from Sean Quigley and Martin O’Brien, and came close to winning the game, missing a handful of late opportunities.

Derry went out of the competition, losing by 1-9 to 1-5 to Queen’s University at Greenlough.

Antrim’s Ryan Murray grabbed 1-2 to give the students a 1-6 to 0-4 interval lead, and despite the introduction of Eoin Bradley for his first appearance in over a year, the Oak Leafers could not claw back the deficit.

Niall Loughlin netted a late goal, but it was not enough to rescue the game for Brian McIver’s side.

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