Ladies pick up third league win in a row

Armagh 0-8 Galway 0-6

The Armagh Ladies made it three from three when they overcame Galway by two-points to continue their winning streak.

The Orchard Ladies returned to Division One this season and after three games have shown they belong at this level.

Armagh were the dominate force in the opening period, although Galway’s challenge was dealt a blow when Linda Booth received a red card after 10 minutes.

By that stage Armagh had already opened their account. Kelly Mallon set up Aoife McCoy for a score before slotting over a free herself.

Mallon then hit a second while Aimee Mackin and Roisin Mulligan added further scores for the hosts.

The Armagh Ladies made it three from three when they overcame Galway by two-points to continue their winning streak.
Photo Credit: Brendan Monaghan

Mallon had the final say of the first half when she added to her tally, stroking over a third free to leave her side six points ahead when the teams changed sides, 0-6 to 0-0.

The second half was just two minutes old when a more determined Galway got their end of the scoreboard up and running.

Ailbhe Davoren split the posts before Roisin Leonard tapped over a free. Leonard then played provider setting up a Leanne Coen score to cut the deficit to three.

Mallon and Lauren McConville traded scores with Leonard before Armagh lost Mackin to a yellow card for the final few minutes.

Although Leonard laced over a late score as Galway searched for a goal, it wasn’t enough for the visiting side to get something from the game.

Armagh: A Carr; G Ferguson, C McCambridge, R Mulligan 0-1; C Towe, L McConville 0-1, D Coleman; N Coleman, N Murray; E Druse, A McCoy 0-1, S Quigley; A Mackin 0-1, L Kenny, K Mallon 0-4 (4f). Subs: E Lavery for S Quigley, M Feehan for N Murray, M O’Callaghan for E Druse, L Kavanagh for L Kenny.

Galway: D Gower; M Jordan, S Ni Loinsigh, E Gavin; K Geraghty, C Trill, A Ní Cheallaigh; M Glynn, L Coen 0-1; C Cleary, A Davoren 0-1, S Hynes; L Booth, A O’Rourke, R Leonard 0-4 (3f). Subs: M Walsh for C Cleary, E O’Riordan for C Trill, C McCarthy for S Hynes, E Reaney for A O’Rourke.

The Armagh Ladies made it three from three when they overcame Galway by two-points to continue their winning streak.
Photo Credit: Brendan Monaghan