Wicklow 1-4 Armagh 4-7
The Armagh minor camogie team began their All-Ireland campaign on Saturday and got up and running with a win.
Armagh are competing in the Minor C All-Ireland championship and are one of six teams in their group.
They faced Wicklow away from home at the weekend and take on Mayo next, at home, this coming Sunday.
They’ll also come up against Ulster neighbours Cavan and Down in the coming weeks to see out the group stages of the competition.
They’ll travelled to Wicklow on Saturday and got off to the best possible start, winning by 12-points in the end.
A hattrick from Caitlin Byrne sent Armagh on the road to victory. She rattled the net twice in the first half and raised another green flag after the turnaround.
Armagh opened the scoring four minutes into the game through Ella Haughey before Rebecca Grew doubled their lead.
Byrne claimed the first goal of the game moments later to stretch Armagh’s advantage to five points.
Wicklow narrowed the gap with three points in quick succession but Armagh were well on top, with Byrne claiming her second three pointer.
Full forward Naoise Hughes slotted over her first score of the day, splitting the posts with an accurate free.
Wicklow nailed their first goal but Armagh responded brilliant, with Hughes netting after a great pass from Rose Boden.
Boden and Hughes combined once again for another score while Wicklow claimed the final score of the half. Armagh held a 3-4 to 1-4 lead at half time.
It was all one-way traffic after the turnaround, with the home side failing to score for the entire second half.
Two Naoise Hughes points were followed by a Rose Boden score, thanks to a good ball in from Clare O’Hare.
Boden turned provider once again, setting up Caitlin Byrne for her hattrick as Armagh stretched their winning margin to 12-points.