Armagh sweep aside Roscommon

Armagh 4-26 Roscommon 1-5

Armagh ran out convincing winners over Roscommon on Saturday afternoon to continue their winning streak.

The Orchard have now picked up landslide wins over Limerick, Down and Roscommon in their opening three rounds.

The Ulster champions were too hot to handle at home at the weekend. The game was essentially over at the break with ten points the difference.

Ellie McKee and Katie Comiskey got the hosts up and running with early scores and Armagh stretched their lead to five by the ten-minute mark.

Jennifer Curry traded scores with the opposition before Roscommon claimed the first goal of the day.

Rachael Merry pulled one back for Armagh while Comiskey extended their lead as she raised a green flag.

Merry and Ciara Donnelly grabbed the final two scores of the half. Armagh went into the tunnel ten-points up, 1-12 to 1-2 at the interval.

Four points at the start of the second period further widened the gap. Joint-captain Michelle McArdle, Merry (2) and Curry all split the posts after the turnaround.

Armagh began to really pull away with Comiskey nabbing her second major of the game to fire her side 18-points ahead.

Armagh defeated Roscommon by 30-points
Photo Credit: John Merry

Curry continued her fine form in front of the uprights as did Merry and Donnelly as the deficit continued to grow.

The home fans were treated to two more goals as the Donnelly sisters Leanne and Ciara both rattled the net.

Armagh finished extremely strong firing over the last number of points to opening up a 30-point margin by the time the final whistle sounded.

The Orchard will now enjoy a break before their next game. They’ll face Antrim in round four, the same team they defeated in the recent Ulster final.

Armagh: Ciarrai Devlin, Meabh Lennon, Nicola Woods, Eimear O’Kane 0-1, Gemma McCann, Eimear Hayes, Tierna Maguire, Michelle McArdle 0-2, Leanne Donnelly 1-0, Jennifer Curry 0-3, Eimear Smyth 0-1, Ellie McKee 0-1, Katie Comiskey 2-1, Ciara Donnelly 1-6, Rachael Merry 0-10. Subs: Sinead Quinn 0-1 for E. Smyth, Bernie Murray for E. McKee, Caoimhe O’Kane for K. Comiskey, Orlagh Curry for G. McCann, Aine Maguire for M. McArdle.

Armagh defeated Roscommon by 30-points
Photo Credit: John Merry