Neighbours Armagh and Louth to contest Nicky Rackard final
19:41, 26 May 2012
The Nicky Rackard Cup decider will be a neighbourly encounter at Croke Park, on Saturday, June 9 after semi-final wins for Armagh and Louth.
At the Morgan Athletic Grounds this afternoon, hosts Armagh claimed a comfortable 4-12 to 1-17 win over Roscommon.
A quartet of first half goals proved to be the ultimate difference between the sides in this encounter as a strong Armagh attacking display carried them through to the final.
Conor Corvan netted a hat-trick while Martin Maguire shot home the other three-pointer as the Orchard men took a 4-4 to 1-10 interval lead.
John Coyne netted the only goal for Roscommon in a game in which Armagh outscored the westerners by eight points to seven points in the second half.
Meanwhile, Shane Fennell scored 1-5 to help Louth record a 3-18 to 0-7 victory over Donegal in Letterkenny.
Louth led by 0-8 to 0-6 at half-time, but a brace of David Dunne goals coupled with Fennell's three-pointer paved the way for a comfortable triumph.
Niall Campbell, Eugene Organ, Ronan McDermott, Danny Cullen, Enda McDermott and Sean McVeigh shared out Donegal's points, but they were held to just a single score in the second half.