Armagh keen to keep winning run going

League and Ulster champions Armagh get their All-Ireland campaign underway with a home tie against Tyrone.

They welcome the Red Hand County to Ballymacnab on Saturday afternoon and hope to continue their fine form.

After overcoming Laois in the Division Three league final, Armagh followed it up with two wins in the Ulster Championship.

They battled over Cavan in the semi-final before convincingly powering past Antrim in the decider.

Sean Hughes’ girls had the game wrapped up at the interval and ran out comfortable 35-point winners.

League and Ulster champions Armagh get their All-Ireland campaign underway with a home tie against Tyrone.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Armagh claimed five goals in their 5-21 to 0-1 victory, with three different players rattling the back of the net.

Player of the Match Jennifer Curry top scored for the Orchard County with an impressive haul of 2-7.

Tiarna Maxwell also raised two green flags on the day and finished with 2-1. Katie Convie, who grabbed 1-1, was Armagh’s third goal scorer.

Rachael Merry (0-6) and Leanne Donnelly (0-4) shared ten points between them. Sinead McCooey (0-2) and Niamh Forker (0-1) also chipped in with points.

Armagh head into the All-Ireland series full of confidence and have been on a great run of form. They lost a league clash to Laois at the start of March but have won all their other games.

League and Ulster champions Armagh get their All-Ireland campaign underway with a home tie against Tyrone.
Photo Credit: John Merry

They begin their campaign against old rivals Tyrone in their first of two home games in the group stages. They are away to Down in round two, home to Wicklow in round three, and finish the round robin series with a trip to Tipperary.

They’re three tough games for Armagh and Tyrone will also come in full of confidence having captured their own league title this year.

They topped the Division Four group with three wins from three before seeing off Wicklow in the final.

But Armagh have been playing at a grade above their old rivals and should have enough to get off to a winning start.