Holders Tyrone will meet Derry in the Dr McKenna Cup final next Saturday at Armagh's Athletic Grounds.

It will be the third of five competitive clashes of the neighbours in 2016.

The Red Hand and the Oak Leaf counties have already met in this competition, and in the O Fiaich Cup, and are also due to do battle in the League and the Ulster Championship.

Tyrone saw off Fermanagh by 1-13 to 0-09 at Clones, while Derry were 1-17 to 1-10 winners over Cavan at the Athletic Grounds.

Sean Quigley slotted over a couple of early frees and added a point from play as the Erne men eased into a 0-03 to no score lead inside the opening six minutes.

Tyrone, with 13 changes from the midweek win over Antrim, lacked the cohesion and work-rate of a more settled Erne County side, who had skipper Eoin Donnelly in fine form at midfield.

The Red Hands were wasteful in the opportunities they did create, and it wasn’t until just past the quarter-hour mark that they got their first score, a Mark Bradley free.

The sides were tied at 0-04 each at the break, and two pivotal moments in the second half made a massive contribution to the outcome.

Donnelly picked up a second yellow card on 42 minutes, and 14-man Fermanagh faced an uphill task. 

They had already fallen behind by that stage, and suffered another setback when Connor McAliskey smashed home the only goal of the game 19 minutes from time.

Colm Cavanagh emerged as a major figure for the holders, with McAliskey, Bradley, Ronan O’Neill, Darren McCurry and Sean Cavanagh kicking the points that secured a comfortable result.

Tyrone defender Rory Brennan received a straight red card late in the game.

Ryan Bell netted his fourth penalty of the competition to set Derry on their way to a place in the decider.

He sent the Cavan ‘keeper the wrong way in the opening half to put his side 1-04 to 0-04 ahead, after Cailean O’Boyle and Enda Lynn (above) had swapped points with Gearoid McKiernan and Jack Brady.

The Oak Leafers led by 1-10 to 1-06 at half-time, with Conor Kearns and Bell on target, before Brady cut the deficit.

But Derry were very much on top as the game progressed and this game was safe before the end.

The Breffni men pulled back scores through Seanie Johnston and McKiernan, and Killian Clarke’s late goal was merely of consolation value.