Armagh Camogs claim league final spot

Armagh 0-15 Roscommon 0-8

Armagh secured their spot in the Division 3A league final with a seven-point home win over Roscommon on Saturday.

It’s the second time the two teams have crossed paths this season, although their semi-final clash wasn’t as high scoring as the first.

Armagh overcame the Rossies’ 5-15 to 4-10 in the opening round of the league to get the season up and running.

While their semi-final clash didn’t have any green flags, the Orchard ladies will be delighted with the result.

It was all to play for at the break, with two-points the difference, but Armagh pushed for home in the second half.

The resilient Orchard defence kept a clean sheet and held Roscommon to just two-points after the turnaround.

Armagh made the brighter start with this season’s top scorer Rachael Merry slotting over two frees.

Roscommon hit back with a pointed free of their own from Shauna Fallon before Merry struck a third.

Merry and Fallon exchanged dead ball efforts with two apiece either side of a Rachel Fitzmaurice score.

The two free takers continued to cancel each other out while a fine save from Ciarrai Devlin kept Armagh ahead.

Ciara Geoghegan added to Armagh’s advantage although her effort was matched by Fitzmaurice at the other end.

Sinead Quinn brought the scoring to a close before the break, with Armagh ahead by two at half time. 0-8 to 0-6.

Fallon made it a one-point came inside the first minute of the second half, but it was matched by Leanne Donnelly.

Two on the bounce from Quinn along with scores from Donnelly and Merry put some daylight between the teams.

Merry traded scores once again with the opposition while Quinn claimed her fifth before the final whistle sounded.

They will now take on Laois in the league final, who comfortably dealt with Kildare in the other semi.

Armagh Scorers: Rachael Merry 0-8 (7f), Sinead Quinn 0-4, Leanne Donnelly 0-2, Ciara Geoghegan 0-1.

Armagh secured their spot in the Division 3A league final with a seven-point home win over Roscommon on Saturday.
Photo Credit: John Merry