End of Year Review – Armagh Camogie

2021 was an enjoyable year for the Armagh Camogie team, but they may be disappointed they didn’t end the season with more silverware.

A massive 6-33 to 0-6 win over Antrim 2nds saw Mattie Lennon’s side crowned Ulster champions.

They reached both the league final and the Junior All-Ireland showpiece as well. On both occasions Wexford proved too strong.

The Yellow bellies held the upper hand in all four of their meetings with Armagh. Two in the league and two in the All-Ireland series.

Leanne Donnelly in action against Wexford
Photo Credit: John Merry

Unfortunately for the Orchard County, Wexford were the only team that beat them all season.

Ulster Champions

Down were saw off by one while they needed extra time to get past Cavan in the provincial competition.

Rachael Merry inspired her troops to victory with 0-7 as Armagh marched into their second Ulster final in a row.

Ciara Donnelly was on fire, as she was all season, and rattled off 5-8 in the decider against the Saffrons.

Armagh captain Ciara Donnelly receiving the Ulster title.
Photo Credit: John Merry

The Eglish star led the line against Down on the opening day of the season as Armagh opened their league account with a win.

A hard-fought victory over Carlow split two defeats to Wexford, including the league final.

The 2020 All-Ireland champions defeated Waterford, Clare and Limerick on their way to the 2021 decider.

Once again Wexford proved their undoing. Three points was the winning margin, despite a heroic haul of 0-10 from Donnelly.

The Armagh Camogie team that made back-to-back All-Ireland appearances
Photo Credit: John Merry

Heading into 2022, the Armagh Camogie team are now under new management. Mattie Lennon has stepped aside, and his place has been taken by Jim McKernan.

Ciaran Cunningham, Johnny McIntosh and Paul McKillen form the backroom team. Cunningham team up with McKernan this season to lead Antrim to Intermediate All-Ireland glory.

No doubt there’s an exciting year ahead for the Armagh Camogs as they target another All-Ireland crown.