Armagh Ladies earn a share of the spoils

Tipperary 2-4 Armagh 0-10

Armagh earned a share of the spoils away to Tipperary on Saturday evening thanks to a late score from Niamh Henderson. The Orchard Ladies had led by three before Tipperary rattled off two quickfire goals.

Armagh tagged on the final three-points of the game from Kelly Mallon (2) and Henderson. The point sees Armagh top the group following their opening round victory over Meath.

The home side opened the scoring with a point after three minutes through wing forward Emma Morrissey. Armagh responded two minutes later as Eve Lavery (free) knocking over their first score.

Blaithin Mackin then put the Orchard Ladies ahead for the first time before Lavery doubled her personal tally. Morrissey pulled one back for Tipperary, landing her second point of the afternoon.

Lauren McConville then doubled the score with a great point, but Morrissey again offered a swift reply for the Premier County. That made the minimum of margins the difference at the break, with Armagh ahead 0-4 to 0-3.

Anna Rose Kennedy became Tipperary’s second scorer and her point at the start of the second half tied things up. But Armagh soon nudged ahead again when Lavery nailed another point.

Armagh opened up their largest margin of the game as they soared three points ahead. Armagh Harps duo Emily Druse and Kelly Mallon both split the posts to make it 0-7 to 0-4.

But Tipperary burst right back into contention when they rattled the net for the first time. Centre half forward Aisling Maloney rattled the net to level matters once again.

Armagh earned a share of the spoils away to Tipperary on Saturday evening thanks to a late score from Niamh Henderson.
Photo Credit: Brendan Monaghan

Tipperary soon went ahead as they raised their second green flag of the day. This time it was Kennedy who claimed the major and that made three the difference with just 12 minutes left to play.

Two Mallon frees got the Orchard County back within touching distance before Niamh Henderson grabbed the equalising score. That left the game level at the full-time whistle, 2-4 to 0-10.

Armagh: Anna Carr, Grace Ferguson, Clodagh McCambridge, Roisin Mulligan, Cait Towe, Lauren McConville 0-1, Dearbhla Coleman, Niamh Coleman, Eve Lavery 0-3 (2f), Emily Druse 0-1, Aoife McCoy, Blaithin Mackin 0-1, Maebh McCambridge, Niamh Henderson 0-1, Kelly Mallon 0-3 (3f). Subs: Sarah Quigley for E. Druse, Corinna Doyle for E. Lavery, Niamh Reel for B. Mackin.