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Conor McGurk Cup Rd1

Friday 7th January 2022

Conor McGurk Cup Rd1 Athletic Grounds 8pm Wednesday 5th Janurary

ARMAGH 2-18       DOWN 2-19 With a ten point lead at half time Down seemed to be cruising to their opening win of 2022. A goal from Oisin MacManus and some fine scores from Pearse Óg McCrickard, looked enough in the opening half. PJ Davidson's third quarter shot from an accute angle looked to be the writing on the wall, as it found the net, but Down could only manage a few more scores in the second half as Armagh hit a purple patch in the fourth quarter & when Down were reduced to 14 men, the Orchard county found the net minutes later to gave them a glimmer of hope of causing an upset in the first round of the Conor McGurk cup at the Athletic grounds. But Down held out for the final few minutes for a deserved win. They now face QUB on Saturday at the Dub Arena before playing Louth in their final group game, the following week. Scorers: P Sheehan 0-7, P Óg McCrickard 0-6, O MacManus 1-1, PJ Davidson 1-1, M Conlon 0-3, J Doran 0-1