Armagh 2-11 Kerry 2-11
Kerry and Armagh must meet again after drawing a breathtaking semi-final at Croke Park today. The two sides matched each other throughout a tensely fought affair, but Armagh will feel hard done-by following Kerry's dramatic 74th minute equalising point. Just when it seemed Andrew McCann's 69th minute goal, and McGeaney's point a minute later, were enough to see them through to the final, up popped Kerry hero Maurice Fitzgerald to force a relay with a point just seconds before the whistle.
Armagh had recovered from a nightmare opening 6 minutes, as they trailed by 1-3 to 0-0 after Kerry capitalised on some early mistakes. Darragh Ó Cinnéide converted a penalty after just two minutes to put The Kingdom firmly in control, but Armagh clawed their way back into the game, drawing level on 14 minutes with Cathal O'Rourke scoring his second point of the match.
With both sides failing to stamp any authority on proceedings, Kerry manager Páidí Ó Sé unleashed Kingdom hero Maurice Fitzgerald to see if he could make an impression. True to form Fitzgerald accepted the responsibility, notching the score of the game with a superbly taken goal to put Kerry three points in front with 14 minutes remaining.
However, Andrew McCann failed to read the script and duly replied with an excellent effort of his own, his goal after 69 minutes seemingly putting Armagh in the driving seat. McGeaney's point quickly followed and the thousands of travelling supporters were already looking towards a final meeting with either Kildare or Galway. But up stepped Fitzgerald again with the final point of the match to send the game to a replay, and let's hope it will be as entertaining as this one was.
Man of the Match: Michael Frank Russell