Cavan 0-5 Armagh 2-8
Two second half goals from Aoife McCoy and Aoife Lennon helped Armagh ease past Cavan in Drumlane on Sunday afternoon.
Armagh dominated the second period, holding Cavan scoreless for 22 minutes while bagging two goals at the other end.
It was an even enough affair in the first half, with the wet weather conditions proving difficult for both sides.
Aimee Mackin opened the scoring, with Eve Lavery, who moved to wing half forward as Blaithin Mackin started at centerfield in place of Aoife Lennon, providing the assist.
Mackin soloed with the left, switched inside and struck over a score with her right to get Armagh up and running.
Cavan responded through Lauren McVeety and Aisling Gilsenan and full forward Aishling Sheridan was causing numerous issues early on.
Armagh got back on level terms with Lavery setting up Blaithin Mackin this time, who fired over from long range.
Armagh, who squeezed up on the Cavan kickout, who the restart and Alex Clarke had her eyes on a goal.
Her attempt was blocked down by a blue jersey, but Armagh did get their noses ahead with a Kelly Mallon brace.
Cavan narrowed the gap through a Gilsenan free but Shane McCormack’s side shot back with the score of the game.
Anna Carr launched a kickout, over the Cavan press, to Aimee Mackin who arrowed a long ball into Clarke.
The Crossmaglen attacking ace aimed for goal, but the ball bounced off the crossbar and ricocheted over.
Mackin fired over a free to bring the half to a close, with Armagh ahead by double scores, 0-6 to 0-3.
Frees from Mackin and Mallon spread the gap to five before Armagh pushed further ahead with two goals.
Some intricate handpassing from Mackin and Mallon played McCoy through for the easiest of finishes.
McCoy then turned provided when she reacted quickest to Aimee Mackin free that dropped short into the square.
McCoy found Aoife Lennon, who rattled the net with her first touch of the game and put Armagh 2-8 to 0-3 up.
McVeety (free) and Ally Cahill hit Cavan’s only two scores of the second half but it was too little too late at that stage.