Armagh Camogs aim for promotion

The Armagh Camogie team have the chance to gain promotion and grab some silverware this weekend against Laois.

Sean Hughes’ side take on the O’Moore County in the Division Three league final at Abbotstown.

It’s the second time the two teams have locked horns this season. They also clashed in the second round of the league.

Laois gained the upper hand that afternoon, finishing nine-points ahead of Armagh to top the table.

Goals win games and that was certainly true that day. Laois hit three goals while Armagh failed to raise a green flag.

Laois won that contest 3-12 to 0-12 and keeping a clean sheet will be the focus of Armagh’s defence on Saturday.

At the other end of the field, Armagh will hope to find their goalscoring touch that has been missing recently.

After claiming five goals in the opening round against Roscommon, Armagh have hit a run of three games without rattling the net.

Year to date

They did see off Kildare and Roscommon again, in the semi-final, scoring just points against both.

But as the first meeting with Laois showed, a couple of three-pointers will go a long way in helping them over the line.

It’s the third time in four years that Armagh will compete in the final. They lost out in 2021 and 2023.

The Armagh Camogie team have the chance to gain promotion and grab some silverware this weekend against Laois.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Wexford were two-point winners back in 2021 while Carlow edged them out by the minimum of margins last year.

So, Armagh have plenty of experience of the big day, but Saturday is all about finally getting over the line.

Rachael Merry and Sinead Quinn remain the go-to scoring threats up front, with Ciara Geoghegan playing a key role as well.

Joint captains Leanne Donnelly and Ciarrai Devlin are real leaders in the team and will hope to guide Armagh to victory.

It’s certainly a tough ask for the Orchard County, but one they’ll embrace as the chase down promotion.