Armagh 0-6 Kerry 0-13
The Armagh Camogs lost their first Minor C Championship game of the year to the hands of Kerry last Sunday afternoon.
Following big wins over Wicklow and Mayo, the Orchard youngsters headed into this one full of confidence.
But Kerry were quicker off the mark against a sluggish Armagh team, that had hit the net ten times in the previous two outings.
The long bus journey down to Bannagher had taken its toll as a strong and physical Kerry team took charge of the game from early on.
Armagh played hard and were unlucky when a few chances and the crossbars denied Armagh on a number of occasions.
However, the number of scoring opportunities missed resulted in Armagh chasing Kerry for the full 60 minutes.
The Kingdom made the brighter start, slotting over their first score of the game inside the opening minute.
They added to that with two more scores, to race into a 3-0 lead before Armagh opened their account.
Kellie Shields got the Orchard up and running with two points, the second a free after Grace Fitzpatrick had been fouled.
Kerry tagged on another brace before Naoise Hughes traded scores with the opposition to leave Armagh four down at the break. 0-7 to 0-3.
Shields closed the gap early in the second period, but Kerry continued their fine scoring form with three on the bounce.
Molly Shortt tagged on a score for the travelling side but that was met with another three for the Kingdom.
Armagh ended the scoring with the final point of the game. Fitzpatrick split the posts after a great crossfield pass from Erin Murphy.
It was enough to give Armagh a fighting chance however and they lost out by seven points in the end, 0-13 to 0-7.
The youngsters have two games left to play with Ulster derbies against Cavan and Down coming up in the next two weeks.