League champions Tyrone were beaten by Armagh by 2-13 to 0-16 today to set up an Ulster semi-final meeting with Fermanagh. Armagh started the stronger and were three points up after six minutes before Tyrone rseponded with two points from Stephen O'Neill and one from Sean Kavanagh.

Tyrone's good run continued as Brian Dooher and Kevin Hughes pulled the strings to see Tyrone open up a three point lead. Armagh came back though and their defence pulled together to deny Tyrone any further scores in the half while their forwards countered with a goal and five points. John McEntee got the goal just on the stroke of half-time.

Tyrone started the second half five points adrift and the introduction of Declan McCrossan at half back steadied things as they cut into that lead. Then in the 27th minute Brian McGuigan kicked the teams level with a point but three minutes later Armagh sub Barry Duffy scored a goal to leave Tyrone with no way back. Armagh just about deserved it in the end and will now contest the Ulster semi-final against Fermanagh on 9th June.

Filed by Johnny Proby