Crossmaglen and Granemore reach All-Ireland deciders

Crossmaglen 7-12 Roscommon Gaels 1-3

Crossmaglen qualified for the Junior B All-Ireland final with a convincing victory over Roscommon Gaels on Saturday.

Armagh Ladies defender Lauren McConville got the game underway with a goal inside the opening two minutes of the game.

McConville traded scores with the opposition before Crossmaglen ladies All-Star Megan O’Callaghan raised a second green flag.

A third goal followed on the twenty-minute mark, with McConville again planting the ball into the back of the net.

O’Callaghan nailed the final score of the opening half to give Cross a comfortable 15-point lead, 3-7 to 0-2.

Crossmaglen qualified for the Junior B All-Ireland final with a convincing victory over Roscommon Gaels on Saturday.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Like the first half, Crossmaglen started the second with a three-pointer as O’Callaghan hit her second of the day.

A brace from McMahon followed before Lauren McConville continued to torment the Gaels defence with yet another major.

Grace Fitzpatrick added a sixth goal before the deadly McConville slotted the ball past the goalkeeper for the fourth time.

The Rangers will now take on St Munna’s of Westmeath in the All-Ireland final in two weeks’ time.

Crossmaglen qualified for the Junior B All-Ireland final with a convincing victory over Roscommon Gaels on Saturday.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Granemore 3-12 Knockananna 3-6

Armagh Senior champions Granemore made their way through to the Junior A All-Ireland final with a win over Knockananna of Wicklow.

Two first half goals helped Granemore on their way and they added a third after the break to ensure victory.

Corinna Doyle and Fiadhna Loughran both netted inside the opening 35 minutes. That gave Conor Devlin’s side a 2-16 to 1-2 lead.

A crossfield pass from Ciara Hill played through Doyle for their first major while Jordan Carr assisted Loughran’s three-pointer.

Loughran was again on target after the turnaround, with Rachael Merry this time assisting her sides third goal.

They now face Roscommon and Connacht champions Athleague, who overcame St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield of Clare, in two weeks’ time.

Crossmaglen qualified for the Junior B All-Ireland final with a convincing victory over Roscommon Gaels on Saturday.
Photo Credit: John Merry