Saturday 25 February 2017

Camogie: Third time lucky for Armagh

Armagh produced a stirring second-half performance against Westmeath to secure a deserved 3-13 to 3-5 victory in the replay of the All-Ireland junior 'A' camogie final at Donaghmore Ashbourne, WRITES Daragh o Conchuir.

The Orchard County girls lost the last two finals and were in arrears for much of the drawn decider two weeks ago. They made no mistake this time around though.

The efforts of Bernie Murray and the outstanding Niamh McGeown were central to the victory, as they gained the upper hand around midfield.

Ciara Donnelly gave the winners a dream start when finding the net in the very first minute of the game, but Westmeath responded with a goal from Caitriona Murtagh mid-way through the half.

Colette McSorley, Michelle McGuigan and Brid O'Hagan pushed Armagh three points clear again, but Dinah Loughlin's goaled free seven minutes from half-time made it 1-6 to 2-3 at the break.

Armagh flew out of the traps after the restart with five points inside 11 minutes courtesy of Katie O'Brien, Joanne Mallon, McGuigan, McSorley and Murray. McSorley then registered a brace of goals in the final quarter to put Armagh out of sight.

Irish Independent

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