Merry relieved to finally get over the line

By Shaun Casey RELIEF was the main emotion for Rachael Merry and her Armagh teammates when the final whistle blew in their Division Three National League decider with Laois last weekend as the Orchard County had finally gained promotion. It’s been a target for this Armagh team over the last number of years and they’ve […]

Donnelly hoping to guide Armagh to league final

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH have been knocking on the promotion door over the past couple of seasons, but a few marginal defeats in league semi-finals and finals has saw them remain in Division 3A, but the goal of getting out hasn’t changed. They’re back in another semi-final and this time around it’s Roscommon who are […]

Armagh’s target remains the same says Merry

By Michael McMullan ARMAGH sharpshooter Rachael Merry insists their targets remain the same this season despite being in transition. After their win over Roscommon, the Orchard County travel to Laois on Saturday as they hope to make another step towards promotion. Ending their battle to get out of Division Three and winning the elusive All-Ireland […]

Community spirit behind Granemore’s success

By Shaun Casey IT’S been a historic year for the Granemore camogie team, who finished out 2023 with their first ever Ulster and All-Ireland titles, and manager Connor Devlin says the community spirit was the driving force behind their success. Granemore lost out in last year’s Ulster decider to Glenravel, who went on to win the […]

Granemore girls hoping to end year on a high

By Shaun Casey IT’S been a long, hard year for Armagh forward Rachael Merry, but you’ll not hear her, or any other Granemore dual player for that matter, complaining. This weekend, they head to Kinnegad and the Granemore girls are hoping to finish their historic season on a high. Already in 2023, Granemore have collected […]

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 […]

Team of the Week

  AFTER another weekend of championship action, here is the latest Gaelic Life team of the week… 1 HELEN CORCORAN Drumlane Big save early in the second half kept her side in control as they claimed their first-ever Cavan SFC title. Advertisement 2 JASON CAMPBELL Naomh Conaill Did a fine marking job on Patrick McBreaty […]

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 […]

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 […]