Ulster sides hoping to bounce back in camogie championships


By Shaun Casey ANTRIM will be keen to bounce back from last week’s round one defeat to Ulster rivals Derry when they host league leaders Kilkenny on Saturday afternoon. The Ulster champions lost out to the Oakleaf County, who they beat in the Ulster final, by ten points in the end. Both Róisín McCormick and […]


A Merry ending to league action for Armagh


Armagh 0-14 Laois 2-7 By Daragh Ó Conchúir A RACHAEL Merry point from a free deep into injury time grasped the Very Camogie League Division 3A title for the Orchard women, in a pulsating encounter that ended in a welter of excitement at Abbotstown. Having lost last year’s final by a point to Carlow and […]


Orchard hoping for third time lucky


By Shaun Casey FOR the third time in four years, Armagh have qualified for the National League final but this time they intend on getting their hands on the trophy. The previous two attempts have finished with near misses, against Wexford and Carlow. Wexford were two points better off when the sides clashed in 2021, […]


Granemore set for Loughgiel challenge


IT’S been a busy period for the women of Granemore with the club competing on two fronts, and on Saturday their camogs will travel to face Loughgiel in the Ulster Junior A first round (1pm). They made it two in-a-row in Amragh with a typically hard-fought win over neighbours Ballymacnab. Granemore really had to battle […]


Smyth using heartache as Orchard motivation


BY KIERAN LYNCH ARMAGH’S Eimear Smyth says that the team are using the heartbreak of losing All-Ireland finals in 2021 and 2022 as motivation heading into the last four this time around. The Orchard County were bested 1-14 to 1-11 in the decider by Wexford two years ago, before a Dervla Cosgrove hat trick powered […]


Down enter last chance saloon


By Michael McMullan ULSTER champions Down enter the last chance saloon this weekend as they face a play-off to stay in the All-Ireland senior grade for 2024. Down travel to Abbottstown (Saturday) 12noon to take on Offaly with the loser dropping down to the intermediate ranks for next season. The Ulster side finished bottom a […]


Merry aiming to continue winning run


By Michael McMullan WITH two wins from two, attacking ace Rachael Merry says Armagh camogs are exactly where they want to be in the All-Ireland race. After losing the last two finals, the big picture is all about making the final step and getting their hands on the silver. That’s for another day. In the […]


McGuigan’s heart set on Croke Park return


By Kieran Lynch WITH their All-Ireland Premier Junior Championship campaign starting this weekend, Armagh captain Michelle McGuigan is hoping that her side can go one step further than they did in each of the last two years. In both 2021 and 2022 the Orchard County reached the final of the competition and took to the […]