Camogs kickstart Ulster final weekend

Two Ulster titles are up for grabs this weekend and it’s the Armagh Camogs who have the first opportunity.

They travel to Edendork on Saturday afternoon and Antrim stand in their way of capturing a provincial title.

Armagh have been in fantastic form this season and already have some silverware tucked away in the trophy cabinet.

That’s the Division Three league crown which they won by defeating Laois in the most dramatic of circumstances.

Armagh followed that up with an Ulster Championship semi-final win over Cavan to set up Saturday’s showpiece.

It was a repeat of last season’s semi-final, but the Orchard County reversed the result this time around.

Ciara Geoghegan and Rachael Merry were to the fore up front and they split 14 points equally between them.

Geoghegan, who earned her first start of the season in that league final, claimed Armagh’s only goal.

She finished with a personal haul of 1-4 while Merry chipped in with 0-7 in their 1-16 to 2-8 victory.

Sinead Quinn and Jennifer Curry claimed 0-2 apiece while Niamh Forker got in on the scoring act with 0-1.

Two Ulster titles are up for grabs this weekend and it’s the Armagh Camogs who have the first opportunity.
Photo Credit: John Merry

As there are only three teams in the competition, Antrim advanced straight to the final without another game.

Momentum and that winning mindset should be in favour of Sean Hughes’ side, who last lifted the trophy back in 2022.

That year, they also defeated Antrim in the decider with seven points to spare at the full-time whistle, winning 0-13 to 0-6.

The backbone of Armagh’s team remains the same, although there are a few changes as expected two years on.

Armagh are on a high at the minute and they’ll hope to extend that feel good factor with another piece of silverware.