Camogs kickstart championship campaign

Fresh off the back of earning promotion and a National League title, Armagh are straight into championship mode.

It’s just two weeks since the Orchard County finally ended their wait for promotion to Division Two.

After a couple of heartbreaks in recent years, Sean Hughes’ side eventually got over the line this season.

And they had to do it the hard way against Laois, a side that had already defeated them earlier in the league.

An injury time goal from the O’Moore County looked to have snatched it but Armagh showed great character.

Sinead Quinn levelled matters before Rachael Merry stepped up to swing over the winning score.

And now all the focus will be on the championship. Armagh take on Cavan in the semi-final of the Ulster Intermediate Championship.

The two sides met last year at the same stage of the competition, with the Breffni Blues earning a one-point win.

Armagh’s confidence will be higher this time around, heading into the game with a winning mentality.

But they do have to travel to Kingspan Breffni Park, which makes the challenge that wee bit more difficult.

Armagh and Cavan will face off in the league next season as Cavan were relegated from Division 2A.

Fresh off the back of earning promotion and a National League title, Armagh are straight into championship mode.
Photo Credit: John Merry

They competed two grades above Armagh this year but suffered five defeats on the trot to finish bottom of the table.

Armagh recalled some of their big names for that league final, with Ciara Geoghegan and Jennifer Curry both in the starting line-up.

Merry has been in incredible form over the last year, helping her club and county to success with her accuracy in front of the posts.

The winner of Sunday’s clash will take on Antrim in the final and both teams will be keen to get to the decider.

See also: Camogs claim league crown