Armagh champs out to earn All-Ireland place

Armagh champs Granemore and Crossmaglen are hoping to book their places in their respective All-Ireland finals this weekend.

Both sides were crowned Ulster champions in their relative grades on the same day, and it’s on to the next step now.

It’s the Rangers up first and they are in action on Saturday afternoon while Granemore play their semi-final on Sunday.

It’s a great opportunity for both sides to reach the deciders and could turn out to be a special weekend for Armagh Camogie.

Armagh champs Granemore and Crossmaglen are hoping to book their places in their respective All-Ireland finals this weekend.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Crossmaglen v Roscommon Gaels – Coralstown Kinnegad GAA – Sat 2 Dec – 1pm

The Armagh Intermediate champions will be expecting a much tougher test here than the one they faced in the Ulster final.

After overcoming Derrylaughan by three points in the semi-final, Crossmaglen had it all their own way in the decider.

Armagh Ladies defender Lauren McConville was the star in that semi-final win. McConville finished with 1-2 while youngster Kelly Shields also hit the net in their 2-9 to 2-6 win.

It was all one-way traffic in the final for Paul Monaghan’s Rangers side as they hammered Kill 2-22 to 0-2.

Armagh champs Granemore and Crossmaglen are hoping to book their places in their respective All-Ireland finals this weekend.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Now it’s on to the All-Ireland series and they’ll be counting on their star performers to once again stand up and be counted.

Captain Riona McConville along with Aislinn McMahon, Player of the Match in the Intermediate final against Derrynoose, are the rocks of the defence.

Aoibheann McConville and Aveen Bellew form a strong midfield pairing while Orla Donaldson pulls the strings.

Up front, Lauren McConville will carry most of the attacking threat and her scoring exploits could see Cross through.

Armagh champs Granemore and Crossmaglen are hoping to book their places in their respective All-Ireland finals this weekend.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Granemore v Knockananna – NGDC Abbotstown – Sun 3 Dec – 2pm

Granemore have already gone one better than last year having claimed the Ulster title following their final defeat in 2022.

Glenravel were seven points better off in last year’s provincial decider, before going on to claim the All-Ireland title.

Conor Devlin’s side retained their Armagh title with a hard-fought victory over their old rivals Ballymacnab, coming from two down to win by two.

The Armagh Senior Championship winners claimed the Ulster title this season, seeing off Loughgiel at the quarter-final stage.

Armagh champs Granemore and Crossmaglen are hoping to book their places in their respective All-Ireland finals this weekend.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Rachael Merry and Corinna Doyle were the leading lights in attack, hitting 0-7 (6f) and 0-5 respectively in their 0-14 to 1-9 win.

They then saw off Derry champions Newbridge in the Ulster final before toppling Crosserlough by just three points.

Merry was again the hero as she raised two green flags while Ciara Hill also hit the back of the net in that 3-7 to 1-10 victory.

All roads lead to Abbotstown on Sunday and Granemore will hope to keep up their fine scoring form to reach another showpiece.

Armagh champs Granemore and Crossmaglen are hoping to book their places in their respective All-Ireland finals this weekend.
Photo Credit: John Merry