GAA: Historic day for Maghery as they lift Armagh senior title

Sean Mc Dermotts GAC Maghery celebrate being crowned Armagh Champions
Sean Mc Dermotts GAC Maghery celebrate being crowned Armagh Champions

MAGHERY 1-13 CULLYHANNA 0-13

Maghery won their first ever Armagh Senior Football title as they beat Crossmaglen’s conquerors Cullyhanna 1-13 to 0-13 at the Athletic Grounds.

Celebration time as Maghery win a first Armagh Senior Football Championship prize in the club's 110-year history. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Celebration time as Maghery win a first Armagh Senior Football Championship prize in the club's 110-year history. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Ciaran Higgins’ goal early in the second half was the crucial score.

Six Aidan Nugent points helped Cullyhanna lead 0-7 to 0-6 at half-time in the Armagh final but after extending their advantage to 0-9 to 0-7, the St Patrick’s outfit were suddenly behind with Higgins netted after a fine ball by Aidan Forker.

Cullyhanna couldn’t get closer than three points in the closing 15 minutes as Maghery held on.