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

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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.