Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Cavan win 2-16 to 0-14
  2. Dara McVeety and Martin Reilly get the goals
  3. Cavan v Tyrone in semi-final on 5 June

Live Reporting

By Alvin McCaig

All times stated are UK

What's next?

Monaghan v Down

Now it is on to the third quarter-final which takes place at Clones on Sunday, 5 June. We're still waiting for a really close, exciting match in Ulster this year. Maybe Monaghan and Down can come up with the goods.

We will be back with coverage on the BBC Sport website and the match is also on BBC2 NI and Radio Ulster medium wave.

Hope to have your company then.

Repeat of Division Two final

Now Cavan look forward to Tyrone

We lost to them in the league final because they played like a Division One side and we played like a Division Two side. That is the level we will have to step up to."

Geariod McKiernanCavan skipper

On target

Cavan scorers: S Johnston 0-7; G McKiernan 0-3; D McVeety 1-1; M Reilly 1-0; J Brady 0-2; R Galligan 0-1; D Givney 0-1; C Moynagh 0-1 

Armagh scorers: S Campbell 0-7; E Rafferty 0-5; T Kernan 0-2. 

It's all over

Cavan 2-16 0-14 Armagh

Referee Eddie Kinsella calls for the ball and Cavan progress to play Tyrone in the semi-finals.

Too late

Cavan 2-16 0-14 Armagh

Armagh's Stefan Campbell lands a free for his seventh score of the match - not that it matters much. Dara McVeety replies for Cavan

Classy score

Cavan 2-15 0-13 Armagh

Half-back Conor Moynagh advances to slot over and extend the hosts advantage to eight points. Unassailable. 

Campbell misses penalty

Cavan 2-14 0-13 Armagh

Was that the decisive moment of the game? Stefan Campbell sees his penalty saved by Paul Courtney before Seanie Johnston and Jack Brady tag on Cavan points. Armagh's Joe McElroy is then black-carded but Campbell pulls one back for the visitors  

Keating black card

Cavan 2-12 0-12 Armagh

Cavan substitute Eugene Keating has a short stay on the pitch after an off-the-ball incident results in a black card. However, Jack Brady gives the Breffni side a boost with a fine point

Back to five

Cavan 2-11 0-12 Armagh

Stefan Campbell slots over Armagh's third straight score and it's a five-point game again 

Martin Reilly penalty

Cavan 2-11 0-11 Armagh

Martin Reilly hits the bottom corner from the penalty spot after Andy Mallon's foul on Cian Mackey. Stefan Campbell replies with two points but Armagh now trail by six. 

Cavan 1-11 0-9 Armagh

Cavan full-forward David Givney blasts over from close range

Kernan cracker

Cavan 1-10 0-9 Armagh

Tony Kernan's sweet strike gives Armagh the first score of the second half but Seanie Johnston restores the five-point gap before Stefan Campbell bangs over an Orchard point 

@bbcchampionship Armagh can't break from the back because they don't have the pace of, say, Tyrone. Long ball no good either

Cavan in full flow

Gearoid McKiernan of Cavan in action against Ethan Rafferty of Armagh

Oisin McConville

BBC Sport NI pundit

Armagh are five points down but it's not an insurmountable deficit. When they break, they need to break at pace and get ahead of the ball.

@BBCSPORTNI Armagh playing dreadful short shots and sloppy in possession! Need a big 2nd half #USFC

Get Involved

Armagh come back? Tweet you thoughts to @bbcchampionship #BBCGAA

Action from Cavan against Armagh
BBC Sport

Martin McHugh

BBC Sport NI pundit

Armagh made a decent start but Gearoid McKernan took over in the middle of the park - it's been Cavan's half.

Paddy Bradley

BBC sport NI pundit

Cavan will be happy with their performance and they are well in control, while Armagh have no pace and are ponderous."

On BBC2's The Championship


Cavan 1-9 0-7 Armagh

Armagh have the final say in the first half as Stefan Campbell slips over his second free

Cavan 1-9 0-6 Armagh

A superb point from Orchard forward Tony Kernan leaves six between the sides

Odd that Geezer is replacing his forwards, when it's Armagh's midfield and defence that are getting cleaned out.@bbcchampionship #gaa

Cavan 1-9 0-5 Armagh

Armagh score their first point in 20 minutes courtesy of Ethan Rafferty's free but Cavan hit back with Seanie Johnston's fifth point 

McVeety hits the net

Cavan 1-8 0-4 Armagh

Dara McVeety calmly slots in the opening goal before Gearoid McKiernan's point puts Cavan further clear - worrying times for the Orchard team

Cavan 0-7 0-4 Armagh

Geraoid McKernan extends the Cavan lead to three

Cavan 0-6 0-4 Armagh

Cavan's scoring run is halted by Ethan Rafferty's free

Five without reply

Cavan 0-6 0-3 Armagh

Cavan keeper Raymond Galligan moves up to fire over a free before Seanie Johnston and Gearoid McKiernan adds further points - that's five in a row for the hosts 

All square

Cavan 0-3 0-3 Armagh

Another Seanie Johnston free and it's level

Official attendance at Kingspan Breffni Park today is 15,263 #Ulster2016

Johnston double

Cavan 0-2 0-3 Armagh

Seanie Johnston scores his second point with a free

Cavan 0-1 0-3 Armagh

Armagh open up a two-point gap thanks to Ethan Rafferty's easy free

Cavan 0-1 0-2 Armagh

A splendid long-range point from Ethan Rafferty puts Armagh in front

Cavan 0-1 0-1 Armagh

Stefan Campbell levels with a free in front of the posts

Johnston off the mark!

Cavan 0-1 0-0 Armagh

Seanie Johnston pops over the opening point and Cavan take an early lead

Teams out on the pitch

Breffni is basking in spring sunshine as the Ulster rivals come out to cheers from their fans - we're ready to start 

Pre-match thoughts from Cavan boss Hyland

Cavan manager Terry Hyland

Courtney replaces Morrison between the sticks

Armagh team
Armagh also make a late switch with goalkeeper Patrick Morrison making way for Paul Courtney

Mackey in for Buchanan

Cavan team
Cavan's team shows a late change with Cian Mackey coming in for midfielder Liam Buchanan

Armagh captain Paul McGrane lifts the Anglo Celt Cup
Armagh captain Paul McGrane lifts the Anglo-Celt Cup