CAMOGIE: Armagh 5-20 Carlow 3-9 (National League Division 3 Report & Reaction)

CAMOGIE: Armagh 5-20 Carlow 3-9 (National League Division 3 Report & Reaction)

Armagh put themselves back in contention in the Littlewoods National League on Saturday (5th March) with this comprehensive 17-point victory over Carlow.

Two goals each for Eimear Smyth and Katie Comiskey, along with one for Ellie McKee allowed the Orchard County pull clear in the second half.

Kieran Murphy reports from Netwatch Training Centre, Fenagh.

Afterwards, Kieran caught up with the Armagh joint captain Gemma McCann.

Kieran then spoke with Armagh manager Jim McKernan.

Finally, Kieran got the thoughts of Carlow manager Mark Ayres.

Scorers – Armagh: Ciara Donnelly 0-7 (two frees), Eimear Smyth 2-0, Katie Comiskey 2-0, Rachel Merry 0-5, Ellie McKee 1-1, Leanne Donnelly 0-3, Hannah Duffy 0-2, Michelle McArdle 0-1, Ciara Hill 0-1.

Scorers – Carlow: Ciara Quirke 0-7, Eibhe Lawler 2-0, Ciara Kavanagh 1-1, Eimear Byrne 0-1.

Armagh: Meabh Callaghan; Ellen Lavery, Nicola Woods, Caitlin Murray; Gemma McCann, Eimear O’ Kane, Tierna Maguire; Michelle McArdle, Ciara Hill; Elie McKee, Ciara Donnelly, Leanne Donnelly; Hannah Duffy, Eimear Smyth, Katie Comiskey.

Subs used: Rachel Merry for Smith (43), Aine Maguire for McKee (51), Orlagh Curry for Comiskey (51), Caoimhe O’Kane for Hill (57), Lana Kernan for Duffy (58). 

Carlow: Hannah Rapley; Sarah Jayne Burke, Rachel Breen, Keeva Collins; Katie Garry Murphy, Mairead O’Shea, Chloe Dwyer; Rebecca Kelly, Ciara Kavanagh; Aoife Carroll, Eimear Byrne, Ciara Quirke; Catherine Kavanagh, Eibhe Lawler, Emma Lillis.

Referee: Brian Kearney (Kildare).