Camogs face Kildare in top of the table clash

Armagh face Kildare on Saturday morning in the second round of their National League campaign, which started last weekend.

They opened their account with an eye-catching win over Mayo, putting in a storming second half display.

Three points separated the sides when the short whistle sounded, but Armagh dominated the exchanges after the turnaround.

Five goals from five different scores saw Sean Hughes’ side leave with a 16-point lead and two points on the board.

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It’s an early start on Saturday morning, as they travel to face Kildare for a 11:30am throw in at St Conleth’s Park.

It’s a top of the table clash as the Lilywhites also began their campaign with a win. They overcame Tyrone 7-11 to 1-9.

That sees the Leinster side sit at the top of Division 3A on score difference, having won the game by 20 points.

But Armagh can climb to the top of the table with a win on Saturday and that will set them up well for promotion.

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Top of the table

The winner of the tie will be extremely confident of finishing the group stages at the top of the table and qualifying for a league final.

Armagh have set themselves up brilliantly for a tilt at promotion and they have the firepower to challenge anyone.

Without their scoring chief and star attacker Ciara Donnelly, they still amounted 5-12 last weekend.

Eimear Smyth (1-6) and Rachael Merry (1-3) carry most of the scoring burden having top scored in round one.

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Michelle McGuigan, Ellie McKee and substitute Sinead Quinn also rattled the net against Mayo.

The likes of Aislinn Harvey and Leanne Donnelly were key performers while Eabha Lennon also done well.

It’s set to be a real test for the Orchard County, but one they’ll look forward to. If they can keep the goals out, they will be in with a chance of winning and going to the top of the table.