Camogs miss out on Championship crown

Armagh 1-11 Down 3-11

The Armagh Camogie team played out a closely contested affair on Sunday afternoon in the Ulster Intermediate Championship Final.

Their opponents Down just edged through in the end, with their two late second half goals the difference between the sides.

Armagh did get off to a good start, with Ciara Donnelly firing over two scores to hand her side the lead after seven minutes.

Down found the net for the first time two minutes laster, with Alicia Rooney claiming the three-pointer.

Rachael Merry slotted over two scorers (one free), matched equally by the opposition as the game neared the half time interval.

Armagh tagged on two more points before the short whistle sounded, seeing the sides level at the break, 0-6 to 1-3.

Donnelly once again edged her side ahead at the beginning of the third quarter before Down took the ascendancy.

Three points in a row put the visiting side two ahead, but Armagh weren’t for lying down.

They came roaring back into the contest with the next play and Donnelly once again the go-to player.

The midfielder rattled home a fantastic goal and suddenly Armagh were back in front and in the driving seat.

Leanne Donnelly flicked over a score in the 25th minute as Armagh looked to be doing enough to get over the line.

But two late goals from Down halted the Armagh momentum and shot the Mourne ladies ahead.

Down held onto their six point advantage to claim the victory in the end.