Armagh hope to make home advantage count

For the third league game on the trot, Armagh have home advantage as they welcome Kildare to the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds.

Armagh overcame Roscommon at the same venue in the opening round but lost to Laois in Granemore last weekend.

Due to that defeat, Armagh can’t grab top spot in the table, but a win tomorrow would see them finish second.

All four teams in Division 3A will qualify for the league semis. If Armagh finish second, they’ll play the third placed team.

A defeat to the Orchard would mean that fate is placed outside of their control. In that case, if Roscommon upset Laois, then Armagh would finish third.

So, there’s an awful lot to play for and Kildare are in the same boat. A significant win against Armagh could see them climb to second place if Roscommon lose.

Starting team

It’s all on the day and Sean Hughes’ ladies will be eager to improve from the last day when they conceded three goals.

Those majors ultimately the decided the game and Armagh will look to tighten things up defensively.

Hughes has named the same team as they did last week, although Leanne Donnelly did start against Laois instead of Eimear Hayes.

Donnelly was among the scorers but Sinead Quinn and Rachael Merry have been doing the bulk of the scoring up front.

Ciara Geoghegan adds a bit of experience and scoring power off the bench which will be required over the next few weeks.

Armagh reached the league final last season but lost out to Carlow on the day by the minimum of margins.

They will be keen to get back to that level and right those wrongs and with another league final appearance.

A win over Kildare, who have lost both their games to Laois and Roscommon, would help the camogs take one step closer.

For the third league game on the trot, Armagh have home advantage as they welcome Kildare to the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds.