Crossmaglen hammer Armagh Harps in Orchard decider

It's joy for Jamie Clarke after scoring a goal but anguish for an Armagh Harps defender
It's joy for Jamie Clarke after scoring a goal but anguish for an Armagh Harps defender

Crossmaglen cruised to an 18th county club title in 19 years by thumping Armagh Harps 4-14 to 0-9 in the final.

Jamie Clarke hit the roof of the net to set Cross on their way at the Athletic Grounds and the forward added a second goal just before the break.

Cross led 2-7 to 0-1 at half-time with Kyle Carragher and David McKenna adding further goals in a one-sided game.

Crossmaglen will now meet Omagh at Healy Park in a fortnight in the Ulster Club SFC quarter-finals.

It was all so easy for the holders and Clarke waltzed through before blasting home the opener goal after four minutes.

Clarke, who was available for his club after cancelling plans to live in Spain for nine months, was forced off with an injury but netted his second goal soon after returning to the pitch.

The game was over as a contest by half-time and Cross doubled their goal tally with strikes from Carragher and McKenna.

Callum Cumiskey, Aaron Kernan, Kyle Brennan and Tony Kernan were among the point scorers for Cross.

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