End of Year Review – Armagh Camogie

The Armagh Camogie team reached another All-Ireland final, their third in a row, but this one ended in heartache.

Armagh claimed All-Ireland glory in 2020, but the last two All-Ireland finals haven’t gone to plan.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom though, as Armagh did retain their Ulster title for the second year on the trot.

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National Camogie League

Their season began with defeat as Armagh suffered a one-point loss to Cavan in the first round of the league.

They followed that up with wins over Carlow and Antrim, along with a 0-11 to 1-8 tie with Dublin, but missed out on a league final appearance.

The Ulster Championship followed, and Jim McKernan’s camogie side wanted to back up their 2021 triumph.

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They kickstarted their campaign with massive 6-23 to 0-3 win over Down in the Ulster Camogie semi-final.

That set up a final date with Antrim, the same side Armagh defeated to claim the trophy the year before.

Armagh once again came out on top to earn back-to-back glories, winning by seven points in the end, 0-13 to 0-6.


Armagh moved on to the All-Ireland series, carrying huge momentum and confidence, hoping to go one step further than last year.

In 2021, Wexford dashed their All-Ireland double dreams and Armagh looked like a side on a mission during the group stages.

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The Orchard County blazed through all their games. They beat Limerick by 33-points, Down by 24 and Roscommon by 30 in the first three rounds.

Antrim offered a much stiffer examination in round four, but still Armagh had enough to come through, winning 1-18 to 1-16.

That sent the Camogs through to the last four where they saw off Cavan to set up another final date with the Saffrons.

This time it was Antrim who came out on top and proving that goals do win games as they saw out a 5-5 to 0-13 victory.

Armagh will be targeting another go at the All-Ireland series and that will be the main objective in 2023.

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