Armagh Camogs see off Kildare

Armagh 0-11 Kildare 1-3

Armagh picked up their second win of the Division 3A campaign against Kildare to finish in second place in the league table.

Played at the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds on Saturday afternoon, the Orchard County captured a five-point victory.

Armagh held the visiting side scoreless in the first half. Kildare fought back after the turnaround, Sean Hughes’ side had done enough.

Wing back Cara Crilly smashed over a point straight from the throw in to get the game up and running.

A couple of chances to grow the lead were missed but Rachael Merry, Armagh’s top scorer this season, doubled their advantage with a free.

Merry landed a 45 before firing over her first point from play after 19 minutes of action.

Ciara Geoghgan got in on the scoring act with her first point, continuing her fine form in front of the posts having now scored in all of Armagh’s games.

Merry knocked over her fourth of the game to bring Armagh’s lead to six at the half time break, 0-6 to 0-0.

Second half

Kildare fired back at the start of the second period with a goal after the first two minutes. That brought them right back into the game.

Sinead Quinn opened her account for the day with a score while Merry swung over another from a 45.

Another Merry point was matched at the other end of the field by Lea Sutton. Merry and Gemma McCann added further scores for Armagh.

That handed Armagh a five-point lead when the half time whistle sounded. It’s on to the semi finals now for the Orchard County.

They’ll take on Roscommon, who they already beat in the opening round of the league, while Laois face Kildare on the other side.

Elsewhere, the Armagh Minors beat Meath in the Electric Ireland B Championship (4-15 to 2-4) in Trim while the U16’s drew with Down 2nd’s, Armagh (0-10) Down (2-4) at Crossmaglen.

Armagh: Ciarrai Devlin, Rachael Watters, Michelle McCone, Nicola Woods, Cara Crilly 0-1, Gemma McCann 0-1, Ciara Geoghgan 0-2, Tierna Maxwell, Leanne Donnelly, Caoimhe O’Kane, Sinead Quinn 0-1, Orla O’Kane, Niamh Forker, Rachael Merry 0-6, Rose Boden. Subs: Alana McEntee for R. Boden, Sinead McCooey for O. O’Kane, Siobhan McKinley for C. O’Kane.