Roscommon 2-20 Armagh 0-6
The Armagh hurlers suffered their second defeat of the Division 3A league campaign against Roscommon on Sunday afternoon.
It was all one-way traffic and the home side were much the better side on the day, winning by 20-points in the end.
Roscommon claimed the opening two points, with Eoin Kiernan (free) and Naos Connaughton raising white flags.
Armagh captain Fionntan Donnelly halved the margin with Armagh’s first scoring, knocking over a free.
Cormac Jennings grabbed his first score of the afternoon, splitting two points from Eoin Fitzpatrick.
Roscommon commanded the rest of the half, hitting eight points without reply while Armagh were reduced to 14 men.
Jennings eventually halted Roscommon’s scoring spree with his second. The hosts claimed another point before the break and carried a 0-14 to 0-3 lead into the half time interval.
Armagh got off to the second half in the worst possible way, with Roscommon hitting the net inside the first minute.
Jennings tagged on another two scores for the Orchard County, but both were matched by the opposition.
Danny Magee chipped in with Armagh’s final point of the day, while Roscommon claimed another 1-2 before the end of the game.
Karl McKeegan’s side trailed by 20 points by the time the final whistle sounded, their second loss of the year.
Monaghan were the team to hand Armagh their first defeat, which split two victories over Louth and Mayo.
The loss sees Armagh slip to third place in the league table with one game left. They face Fermanagh in the final round and can still make at least the semi-finals.