Orchard out to overcome neighbours Down

Following an opening round win over Tyrone, the Armagh Camogie team are hoping to back that up against Down this weekend.

From one rival to another, the Orchard County are on enemy grounds on Saturday as they travel to Dromara.

A hat-trick of goals from Sinead Quinn along with another Tiarna Maxwell major saw Armagh cruise to victory.

16-points separated the sides by the full-time whistle, with Armagh continuing their fine form recently.

Quinn finished with 3-2 to her name while Ciara Geoghegan notched 0-6. Niamh Forker also gave an accurate display, smashing over 0-5.

Maxwell grabbed a personal tally of 1-3 while Michelle McGuigan, Katie Convie, Leanne Donnelly and Orla O’Kane claimed 0-1 apiece.

They racked up that large score without sharpshooter Rachael Merry and Jennifer Curry, who should return this weekend.

And another large scoring return can be expected this weekend as Down have conceded the goals in their last two outings.

They lost to both Wicklow and table toppers Tipperary, with the Premier County winning 9-24 to 0-0.

No doubt Down will be eager to set the record straight this weekend and put in a much better performance.

Following an opening round win over Tyrone, the Armagh Camogie team are hoping to back that up against Down this weekend.
Photo Credit: John Merry

But Armagh have created a winning mentality this season. They have already collected the Division Three league title and the Ulster crown.

There’s three big week’s ahead for Armagh as they target their place in the knockout stages of the competition.

They meet Down this weekend before hosting Wicklow next Saturday and finishing the group stages in Tipperary.

If the Orchard County can get another win under their belts this weekend, then it sets them up well for the rest of the campaign.

Armagh haven’t played Down since 2022 and they earned a large victory that day. A similar win would be welcomed this weekend.