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Derry Under-21s beat Armagh to reach Ulster last eight

Coalan O'Boyle of Derry's Under-21 team
Coalan O'Boyle scored 1-4 for Derry's Under-21 team

Derry battled back from four points down to beat Armagh by four on a 2-10 to 3-3 scoreline in the first round of the Ulster Under-21 Championship.

Armagh were on top early on with Caolan Rafferty rising to deflect in a goal.

Benny Herron netted a goal for Derry but from the kick-out Armagh restored their four-point advantage when Aidan Forker thumped a low shot into the net.

Gavin McParland got Armagh's third goal but O'Boyle hit three points for 2-9 to 3-2 and then added a second-half goal.

Derry, considered underdogs for this match, will now play Monaghan in the quarter-finals.

The Oak Leafers had struggled for spells in the first half despite having the breeze in their favour.

Those three O'Boyle points left Derry trailing by only one at half time, 1-6 to 3-1.

Armagh managed just two points in the second half while Derry chalked up 1-4, Emmett McGuckin setting up O'Boyle for their second goal.



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