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Summary

  1. Fermanagh defeat Armagh 0-12 to 0-7
  2. Ernemen led 0-6 to 0-4 at the break
  3. Armagh's Niall Grimley sent-off early in second half
  4. A crowd of 8,421 watched the Enniskillen action
  5. Fermanagh will meet Tyrone or Monaghan in semi-finals

Live Reporting

By Michael Morrow

All times stated are UK

See you tomorrow

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-7

So Fermanagh are the first county to book their place in the Ulster SFC semi-finals.

Armagh will have to go the long way round if they want to make it into the Super 8s and they will have precious little time to lick their wounds from today.

Fermanagh's prize is a game against Division One opposition in the form of either Tyrone or Monaghan. The Ernemen will go into that match as huge underdogs, but will have taken plenty of confidence from their win at Brewster today.

We'll be back with more coverage of the game at Healy Park tomorrow. Throw-in is at 4pm, there's full coverage here with us and on Radio Ulster MW. the full game will also be shown on BBC Two NI from 7pm tomorrow night.

See you there.

Great heart and great work rate - Gallagher

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-07

Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher reflects on his side's victory over Armagh.

Rory Gallagher post-match interview

Team emphasis the key says Jones

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-7

I thought we played as a team - the big emphasis is that there are no individuals. Guys came off the bench and emptied their legs, that's what we need. it's a 20 man game and that is the biggest positive we take from today.

Ryan JonesFermanagh midfielder

Enjoy the moment - McGrath

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-7

Fermanagh should enjoy the moment and relax tonight - they can start thinking about Tyrone and Monaghan tomorrow.

Martin McGrathFormer Fermanagh captain and BBC Sport analyst

Extra man a big help - Donnelly

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-7

We really worked hard and knew that if we did what was asked of us we would limit their scores and do enough to get over the line. Unfortunately this year we've had more players sent off than the teams we've played against, it's much nicer to have the extra man!

Eoin DonnellyFermanagh captain

Fermanagh stuck to their game plan - McDonnell

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-7

Fermanagh had a template and they stuck to it throughout. They dominated possession, were far more composed and that's why they won so easily.

Steven McDonnellFormer Armagh player and BBC Sport analyst

We learned a lot from league final defeat - Gallagher

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-7

I thought we were the better team by a stretch. We learned a hell of a lot from the league final. There's a great bunch of lads here who were disappointed by what happened last year and believe they are good enough to compete, and today we certainly were good enough.

Rory GallagherFermanagh manager

Fermanagh easily the best side - Canavan

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-7

Fermanagh were easily the best side right from the start - Armagh were simply not at the races.

Brian CanavanFormer Armagh manager and BBC Sport summariser

Full-time

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-7

Grugan adds another free but it is far too late. Fermanagh may have lost the last four meetings with Armagh but they've won the big one today and deservedly are into the semi-final, where they await the winners of Tyrone v Monaghan.

Armagh will have to go through the back door once again, and will have to play five games in six weeks if they wish to make it into the Supers 8s.

The crucial moment may have been Niall Grimley's red card just minutes into the second half, but Fermanagh were leading by two points at that stage.

Armagh just not good enough - Canavan

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-6

Armagh have been bereft of ideas from the start. Six points in Championship football is just not good enough.

Brian CanavanFormer Armagh manager and BBC Radio Ulster summariser Brian Canavan

Fermanagh entering cruise control

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-6

Quigley adds another free and now has as many points as Armagh do. The visitors haven't scored from play since the 17th minute.

Did this end Armagh hopes?

Fermanagh 0-11 Armagh 0-6

Armagh midfielder Niall Grimley is shown the red card by referee Paddy Neilan
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Armagh midfielder Niall Grimley is shown the red card by referee Paddy Neilan

Huge score by Quigley

Fermanagh 0-11 Armagh 0-6

John Haughey

BBC Sport NI at Brewster Park

That was a big score by Seamus Quigley. Fermanagh were starting to look a little nervous but Quigley outmuscled Brendan Donaghy before fisting over.

Quigley keeping Fermanagh ticking over

Fermanagh 0-11 Armagh 0-6

Seamus Quigley grabs his fifth of the day, he was in behind the Armagh defence but opted to take the point, fisting over the bar.

Seven to go.

10 minutes to go

Fermanagh 0-10 Armagh 0-6

The game has descended into a rather scrappy affair as Sean Quigley exits the field and is replaced by Ciaran Corrigan. With just over 10 minutes to go, can Armagh conjure up a comeback or are Fermanagh heading into the semi-finals?

Armagh need to keep chiping away - McDonnell

Fermanagh 0-10 Armagh 0-6

Armagh need to keep chipping away and make sure they punish Fermanagh when they get the opportunity.

Steven McDonnellFormer Armagh player and BBC Sport analyst

Grugan making a difference

Fermanagh 0-10 Armagh 0-6

Deficit is down to four after two quick-fire frees from substitute Rory Grugan. The Armagh captain was scheduled to start but deemed not fit enough just minutes before throw-in.

Can he turn things round here?

Armagh in big trouble

Fermanagh 0-10 0-4 Armagh

John Haughey

BBC Sport NI at Brewster Park

Armagh are in big trouble here. Six points down and a man down. Hard to see a road back for Kieran McGeeney's side with just over 20 minutes left.

Grimley falls victim to Croke diktat

Fermanagh 0-10 Armagh 0-4

John Haughey

BBC Sport NI at Brewster Park

Referees were called into Croke Park before championship and told to clamp down on flailing arms and elbows.

Niall Grimley must have known that so his needless swinging forearm on Sean Quigley was total madness.

Ernemen open up six point lead

Fermanagh 0-10 Armagh 0-4

Ethan Rafferty has Armagh's first attempt of the half but if wide with his free. Lee Cullen makes no mistake at the other end with an inswinging effort and Seamus Quigley then scores a free from just outside the D.

Long way back for 14-man Armagh.

Fermanagh looking to pounce

Fermanagh 0-8 Armagh 0-4

Sean Quigley gets in on the act with a great point from the right side of the field. If Armagh aren't careful, this may very quickly get away from them.

Red card fully deserved - O'Donnell

Fermanagh 0-7 Armagh 0-4

Grimley lifted his elbow right into the face of Quigley and fully deserved his red card.

Steven McDonnellFormer Armagh player and BBC Sport analyst

Red card

Fermanagh 0-7 Armagh 0-4

Worst possible start to the half for Armagh as Niall Grimley is given his marching orders for an elbow on Sean Quigley.

Very silly. To add insult to injury, Seamus Quigley knocks over the free.

Back underway

Fermanagh 0-6 Armagh 0-4

A spot in the Ulster semi-final up for grabs, 35 minutes left to take it. Back underway at Brewster.

Fermanagh need to calm down - McGrath

Fermanagh 0-6 Armagh 0-4

Rory Gallagher will be telling his Fermanagh players to calm down but he will be pleased with the half-time scoreline.

Martin McGrathFormer Fermanagh captain and BBC Sport analyst

Armagh must be more ruthless - McDonnell

Fermanagh 0-6 Armagh 0-4

Armagh's final pass has not been crisp enough and they need to be more ruthless in terms of where they are taking shots from.

Steven McDonnellFormer Armagh player and BBC Sport analyst

Keeping up with the Joneses!

Fermanagh v Armagh

It's a family affair as there are no less than four pairs of brothers in Fermanagh's team today. Have a look at what Ryan and Conall Jones think about each other, and see if you think they could make a career in the music industy.

Ulster SFC: Get a bit of Fermanagh craic with the Jones boys

McCusker and Jones starring for Ernemen

Fermanagh 0-6 Armagh 0-4

John Haughey

BBC Sport NI at Brewster Park

Declan McCusker has been the starman on show so far with his Fermanagh team-mate Ryan Jones not far behind after kicking two great points.

McCusker's all-action first half was summed up by his brilliant interception to cut out a goal chance for Armagh's Niall Grimley not long before the break.

A long way to go but Rory Gallagher is winning the tactical battle against Kieran McGeeney thus far.

McCusker on the ball for Ernemen

Fermanagh 0-6 Armagh 0-4

Fermanagh's Paul McCusker gets a tug from Connaire Mackin in the Brewster Park encounter
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Fermanagh's Paul McCusker gets a tug from Connaire Mackin in the Brewster Park encounter

Half-time

Fermanagh 0-6 Armagh 0-4

Seamus Quigley pops over a simple free to extend Fermanagh's lead to two at the half.

The Ernemen will be happier not only because they lead, but because they will have the wind at their backs in the second half.

Very good start to this game but some off-colour shooting has somewhat dominated a fairly exciting 35 minutes.

Still very much in the balance.

Wide count rising

Fermanagh 0-5 Armagh 0-4

8,421 spectators at Brewster Park this evening. They watch on as Sean Quigley fires a free wide, Fermanagh's sixth of the half.

Aidan Forker also miscues his effort at the other end.

We're into three minutes off additional time.

Early change for Armagh

Fermanagh 0-5 Armagh 0-4

Niall Rowland replaces Ben Crealey for Armagh as Gavin McParland adds a point from a free just inside the 45.

Armagh needed that score having shot several wides in quick succession.

Armagh's errant shooting

Fermanagh 0-5 0-3 Armagh

John Haughey

BBC Sport NI

That's three straight poor wides for Armagh - including the point that wasn't after the umpire's error following Mackin's shot. With the breeze having got up in the last hour, Armagh have the wind advantage in the opening period so they may be looking to have a bit of a cushion at half-time.

Jones impressing for Fermanagh

Fermanagh 0-5 Armagh 0-3

John Haughey

BBC Sport NI from Brewster Park

That's Ryan Jones' second point of the first half. He is the dominant midfielder on show thus far.

Gallagher happy with start?

Fermanagh 0-5 Armagh 0-3

After a lull in scoring, Ryan Jones grabs his second and Fermanagh's fifth point. You would think Rory Gallagher will be fairly happy with how his men have started.

Bradley watches on

Fermanagh 0-4 Armagh 0-3

Former Derry forward Paddy Bradley has the game on. You can too if you head to BBC iPlayer, where there is full live coverage.

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Armagh growing into game

Fermanagh 0-4 Armagh 0-3

Connaire Mackin nearly has a point on his championship debut as the flag goes up, but upon further discussion it is discovered that the ball did indeed go just wide of the post.

Seamus Quigley certainly isn't afraid of trying his luck but again he has gone wide. Armagh are coming into the game more and more as Gavin McParland has a go from range, but registers Armagh's fifth wide.

Fermanagh have settled well - McGrath

Fermanagh 0-4 Armagh 0-3

Fermanagh have settled into the game well and are looking composed, but Armagh are causing problems when they get the ball in early.

Martin McGrathFormer Fermanagh captain and BBC analyst

Cracking point by Ryan Jones

Fermanagh 0-4 Armagh 0-3

John Haughey

BBC Sport NI at Brewster Park

Fermanagh's fourth point was a cracking effort by Ryan Jones. He glided past debutant Patrick Burns as if he wasn't there.

Crealey picks up first yellow

Fermanagh 0-4 Armagh 0-3

Mulrone attempts to repeat his earlier feat and drives forward in search of a point. Fermanagh seem to have identified that there are pockets of space in that midfield. On this occasion Mulrone's effort is wayward though.

Ben Crealey picks up the game's first yellow for a flailing arm on Brendan Donaghy. Seamus Quigley is wide with his free from outside the 45.

Rafferty then grabs his second point after some really good work by Armagh's other late inclusion Ryan McShane.