Armagh aiming for league final spot

Armagh are aiming to reach the Division 3A league final for the third time in four years when they meet Roscommon.

Their promotion push has been unsuccessful in recent years, but that has hindered their ambitions to get out of the division.

Carlow ended their promotion hopes last year in the National League final, winning by just one-point.

Wexford proved too strong in 2021 but Armagh have an opportunity to get back to that stage on Saturday.

They won’t be looking at a final just yet. All their concentration will centre around the challenge they face in the semi-final.

They’ve already played Roscommon in the league of course, defeating the Rossies’ on the opening day.

Eight-points separated the sides that afternoon in a high scoring encounter where the sides shared nine goals.

Armagh rattled the net five times through Sinead Quinn (2), Rachael Merry, Naimh Forker and Caoimhe McKenna.

Quinn top scored on the day with an impressive haul of 2-5 while full forward Merry contributed 1-6.

Armagh haven’t raised a green flag since that game however, which is something they’ll look to rectify on Saturday.

Joint-captain Leanne Donnelly didn’t feature that day and she has been a welcome addition since returning.

Her older sister Ciara (now Geoghegan) has been integrated back into the starting team and is a major boost.

Armagh did pick up a second win against Kildare the last day out, following their round two lose to Laois.

Should they overcome Roscommon in Middletown this weekend, they’ll face the winner of Laois vs Kildare.

The Orchard ladies will head into the game full of confidence having already defeated their opponents before.

They won’t take they lightly, but if the first game is anything to go by, then Armagh should have too much once again.

Armagh are aiming to reach the Division 3A league final for the third time in four years when they meet Roscommon.
Photo Credit: John Merry