Armagh aiming to reach last four

It’s all to play for in Clane, County Kildare this weekend as the Armagh Camogie team come up against Roscommon.

Both sides are hoping to extend their season in the All-Ireland series and reach the last four of the competition.

Armagh will be keen to get back to the decider and get their hands on the Junior Championship title after a couple of near misses in recent times.

But they face stiff opposition this weekend and will have to be at their best to get over the line on Saturday.

Armagh suffered their first defeat of the campaign, and just their second loss of the season, last weekend.

It was a top of the table clash with Tipperary and both teams put their unbeaten run on the line.

After previous victories over Tyrone, Down and Wicklow, the top position in the group came down to the final game.

Armagh actually held the lead at the half time break against the Premier County. A Ciara Geoghegan goal had them 1-1 to 0-3 ahead at the interval.

But Tipperary stormed to victory in the second period and picked up a comfortable 11-point win in the end.

They rattled off two goals of their own after the turnaround, while Armagh hit just three-points, with Tipp winning 2-12 to 1-4.

It’s all to play for in Clane, County Kildare this weekend as the Armagh Camogie team come up against Roscommon.
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That saw Tipperary earn top spot, meaning Armagh would have to take the scenic route to reach the last four.

Roscommon finished third in their group, claiming two wins from their four outings against Limerick and Mayo.

They did suffer two back-to-back defeats in the final two rounds however, to Cavan and table toppers Laois.

In their four games, the Rossies eight goals and with Armagh’s potent forward line, they’ll hope to raise a couple of green flags.