FOOTBALL: Armagh 0-13 Monaghan 0-6 (National League Division 2 Report and Reaction)

FOOTBALL: Armagh 0-13 Monaghan 0-6 (National League Division 2 Report and Reaction)

Armagh completed the group stages of the Lidl National Footbal League with maximum points and set up a semi-final meeting with Laois in two weeks.

Aimee Mackin top scored with four points while Blaithin Mackin, Fionnuala McKenna and Caroline O’Hanlon were also prominent.

Monaghan still survive thanks to results elsewhere and will meet Kerry at the penultimate hurdle in a repeat of their showdown last year that went to free kicks.

Niamh Kindlon reports from Clones.

Afterwards, Niamh caught up with Armagh vice captain Aimee Mackin

Niamh then spoke to Armagh manager Ronan Murphy

Finally, Niamh got the thoughts of Monaghan manager Kieran Kearns.

Scorers – Armagh: Aimee Mackin 0-4 (two frees), Fionnuala McKenna 0-3, Blaithin Mackin 0-2, Caroline O’Hanlon 0-2, Lauren McConville 0-1, Catherine Marley 0-1.

Scorers – Monaghan: Jodi McQuillan 0-5 (all frees), Jane Drury 0-1 (free).

Armagh: Anna Carr; Shauna Grey, Clodagh McCambridge, Grace Ferguson; Tiarna Grimes, Lauren McConville, Cait Towe; Niamh Marley, Blaithin Mackin; Catherine Marley, Fionnuala McKenna, Niamh Coleman; Aimee Mackin, Grainne Boylan, Caroline O’Hanlon.

Subs used: Megan McCann, Eve Laverty, Megan McShane.

Monaghan: Orna Kelly; Maeve Monaghan, Aoife Burns, Lauren Garland; Abbie McCarey, Rosie Courtney, Caoimhe Brennan; Muireann Atkinson, Lauren Jones; Amy Garland, Jodi McQuillan, Kerry Nolan; Casey Treanor, Jane Drury, Emma Clerkin.

Subs used: Eimear Treanor, Jennifer Duffy, Uanin Connolly, Jane Duffy, Laura Carey, Gemma Grimes, Laura Walsh, Chloe McBride, Mia O’Reilly.

Referee: Siobhán Coyle (Donegal)