Sat 10 June – 2pm – BOX-IT Athletic Grounds
Armagh are hoping to earn their second win of the championship campaign when they host Limerick this weekend.
Sean Hughes’ side got their All-Ireland bid up and running with a stunning, one-sided, win over Mayo.
Armagh proved much the better side, just as they did in the league meeting at the start of the season, to win 3-24 to 0-6.
The game was essentially over by the halfway stage, with all of Armagh’s goals coming in the opening period.
That left the Orchard County 17-points up at the half time interval, 3-14 to 0-4, but they went on to add another ten points in the second half.
Top of the table clash
That sets them up perfectly for a round two clash with Limerick before a final tie with Offaly at the end of the month.
Armagh are currently the table toppers in Group Two, having put together a higher score than Limerick in the first round.
The Munster ladies overcame Offaly with ease in the opening round, to win by 18-points in the end, 5-11 to 1-5.
It was only Limerick’s second victory of the season, following a 13-point league win over the same opponents.
But the league proved a tough couple of weeks for Limerick as they suffered defeats to Antrim, Clare (the eventual Division 3B winners) and Dublin.
Armagh on the other hand made it all the way to the Division 3A league final but lost to Carlow by the minimum of margins.
Last season, these sides also met in the championship and Armagh were huge winners, on their way to the Junior All-Ireland final.
Jennifer Curry (2) and Rachael Merry scored goals while Ciara Donnelly hit a hattrick and finished with 3-9 in their 6-21 to 0-6 win.
Saturday’s clash may not be as one-sided as it was in 2022, but Armagh will still be expecting to come out on top.