Armagh LGFA Club Championship Match Reports

Junior Championship

St Peter’s made it through to the Junior semi-finals with an away win over Naomh Labhaoise on Saturday.

A Kate Corvan goal got the Lurgan ladies ahead at the half time break 1-5 to 0-4.

Emer McCormick and Emma Keegan added three-pointers in the second half to go 3-6 to 0-6 up by the water break.

Clonmore fought back in the final quarter with two goals, but St Peter’s held on to win 3-12 to 2-9.

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Pearse Og also booked their spot in the last four with an impressive victory over Thomas Davis at the weekend.

Six goals split evenly by the half time whistle helped secure victory for the Ogs, winning 6-15 to 2-5.

Katie Boylan was responsible for four of her sides majors, while Nicole Morgan and Rosie Donnelly also rattled the net.

Five Eire Og goals got them through their quarter final clash with Tir na nOg, winning 5-1 to 1-9. St Paul’s edged out Wolfe Tones in an extremely tight affair, 2-14 to 4-4.

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Intermediate Championship

Craobh Ciaran 4-10 Mullaghbawn 5-11

Mullaghbawn are back in the Intermediate final for the second time in three years, having lost the 2019 decider to Granemore.

They left Derrynoose with four points to spare on Saturday evening, scrapping past last years Junior winners Craobh Ciaran.

The game had a frantic start, with St Peter’s early goal matched by Niamh Murphy three minutes later.

Cathy McManus traded scores with the visitors while Sinead Quinn edged Craobh Ciaran ahead by one.

Mullaghbawn struck back with 1-2 to take the lead before a Maeve Lennon brace helped narrow the gap.

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The visitors pushed further ahead once more with another three-pointer and led 4-5 to 1-4 at the interval.

Craobh Ciaran shot back into contention with two goals from Anita McKearney and Maeve Lennon before the water break.

Mullaghbawn grabbed their fifth goal of the afternoon and stretched their lead to seven with four minutes remaining.

Lennon netted her second goal of the game but that was as close as Craobh Ciaran could get to the eventual winners.

Mullaghbawn will take on Division Two champions Killeavy in the decider, who saw off Clan na Gael 3-16 to 0-13.

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Senior Championship

Armagh Harps 3-26 Crossmaglen 1-12

Armagh Harps breezed through to the semi-finals with a dominating display at home against Crossmaglen.

The Rangers were heavily reliant on the accuracy of Alex Clarke’s free kicks and struggled on their own kick outs.

The Harps were sharp and crisp on the ball, with their deadly forwards making the telling difference on the score board.

Siobhan Feeney rattled the net just before the first water break, pouncing on a spilled possession in the Cross defence.

Kelly Mallon also grabbed a goal in the opening half, firing to the net after a perfect catch from Megan McShane’s delivery.

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Aoife Lennon was untouchable throughout and the star attacker finished the night with 0-8 to her name.

Lauren McConville caused some consternation in the otherwise impregnatable Harps defence with her soaring bursts forward.

Ciara Rath and Jessica Hamill were brilliant at the back, led by the inspirational Sinead Burke.

Megan McShane and Tiarna Grimes worked ferociously hard in the middle while captain Fionnuala McKenna was classy as ever.

Paula Enright pulled off a super first half save, but was eventually beaten by Sarah Armstrong, who hit 1-2.

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Casey Mullan claimed the Harps’ third goal of the evening with a sweet strike to the bottom corner after being sprung from the bench.

Emily Druse grabbed the last score of the game with a fisted point, doubling her tally for the evening.

Joe Feeney’s side will look to retain their title in the coming weeks, having been crowned senior champions last season.

Harps Scorers: Kelly Mallon 1-8, Aoife Lennon 0-8, Siobhan Feeney 1-4, Casey Mullan 1-1, Fionnuala McKenna 0-2, Emily Druse 0-2, Tiarna McVeigh 0-1.

Crossmaglen Scorers: Alex Clarke 0-10, Sarah Armstrong 1-2.

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Shane O’Neill’s 7-9 Silverbridge 4-16

After a titanic struggle with Silverbridge on Saturday night, Shane O’Neill’s edged through to the semi-finals with a two-point win.

Aimee Mackin was the star of the show, rattling off 5-8 to secure her sides spot in the last four.

Silverbridge grabbed 1-1 early on while the Shane’s star claimed three points. Mackin soon shot the Camlough side into the lead with two goals in as many minutes putting them five up.

The frantic start continued as the ‘Bridge struck the net once again before Mackin replied with a quick fire 1-1.

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The ace attacker increased the Shane’s advantage, before Silverbridge hit back with two points of their own.

Goals from Sinead McDonnell and Aimee Mackin kept the scoreboard ticking over, but Silverbridge finished stronger hitting 1-3 without reply to trail by five at the break.

The visitors began the second half as they’d finished the first, scoring a further 1-3 to take a one-point lead.

Abbie McVerry got the Shane’s up and running for the second half with a close range free to level proceedings.

The lead continued to switch hands, as Silverbridge got their noses in front before the 2020 Player of the Year grabbed another three-pointer.

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The ‘bridge fought back with a score while Abbie McVerry finished to the net to move her side four in front.

Silverbridge nailed the final point of the quarter and then swapped scores with Mackin (3) after the water break.

The game was in the melting pot and Silverbridge piled on the pressure in search of a match winning goal.

The Shane’s defence stood strong led by the outstanding Louise Kenny and denied any further chances for Silverbridge, holding on to their two-point lead.

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Granemore 0-5 Carrickcruppen 11-20

Carrickcruppen booked their place in the championship semi-finals with a big win away to Granemore.

The hosts were crowned Intermediate champions in 2019 and are still finding their feet in the senior grade.

Cruppen had little sympathy however and dominated from start to finish, getting their goal tally into double digits before the full-time whistle.

Megan Cinnamond was electrifying from centre half forward and proved unmarkable on the night.

The Camlough star finished with a hattrick, and grabbed her first goal 13 seconds into the game.

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Catriona O’Hagan, Caroline O’Hanlon and Cinnamond added goals to give the away side a 4-10 to 0-2 lead at half time.

Cinnamond claimed her third goal at the beginning of the second half, netting after a superb dummy sent her through on goal.

Jordan Carr pointed for Granemore, adding to Edel Hagney and Millie Lavery’s scores from the opening half.

Katie McArdle palmed home to the goal before Aileen Doyle traded scores with Megan Cinnamond.

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Cruppen fired on a few subs, three of which hit the net in the second period. Niamh Hughes grabbed a double while Alana Keenan and Caoimhe Murray also raised green flags.

Caroline O’Hanlon finished the scoring for the day with a goal to bring her tally to 2-3. The 2020 finalists will still be hurting from last years showpiece and proved they’re our still one of the top contenders.

Granemore: Edel Hagney 0-2, Millie Lavery 0-1, Jordan Carr 0-1, Aileen Doyle 0-1.

Carrickcruppen: Megan Cinnamond 3-6, Caroline O’Hanlon 2-3, Niamh Hughes 2-0, Caoimhe Murray 1-2, Catriona O’Hagan 1-1, Katie McArdle 1-1, Sharon Reel 0-4, Sarah McCausland 0-3, Alana Keenan 1-0.

Clann Eireann claimed the final spot in the last four as they overcame last years Intermediate winners Lissummon 8-19 to 0-1.

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