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Armagh v Derry Minor Girls Match report

Armagh v Derry Minor Girls Match report

Armagh travelled to Derry for their opening game of the Minor Championship. Despite Armagh missing a couple of key players, it wasn’t evident in their play. Armagh from the start led and commanded the game throughout the field. Performances from senior player Aoife Lennon in this game inspired her team mates to an outstanding performance. Aoife topped the scoring table with an impressive 3-4 with some magnificent scores. Either side of Aoife on the half forward line was Ciara Lennon and Siobhan Mackle who scored 1-1 & 1-2 respectively, in the inside forward line was the hard working trio of Siobhan Feeney, Megan Cinnamond & Hayley McCann who combined to score 3-7 in total. This great attacking display would not have been possible without the support behind them of their defensive team. Headed in midfield by the ever impressive Fionnuala McKenna aided by Aisling Hughes with her energetic display covering every part of the Glenn field, both midfielders also contributed to the score line Aisling scoring 2 points with dual handball star Fionnuala adding a point. Armagh defensively quashed many of the Derry attacks with some superb defensive performances. With Silverbridge player Megan Burns commanding the edge of the square flanked by Mary Martin & Danielle Morgan, and Killeavy girl Frances Quinn bossing the middle with some fine individual performances, Frances had the security of being able to turn right or left to team captain Eimear McCormack & Cailin Duffy for the support she needed, and also the half back trio was the spring board for many Armagh attacks. Katie Daly in nets proved a massive asset for Armagh, with her great kick outs and command of the goal area she proved an enormous stumbling block for many Derry attacks. Armagh had the luxury of bringing on several subs all of whom impressed when they were given the chance, with two of them Alana Black & Ciara Gallogly chipping in with a point each. Armagh management must be happy with that performance, with several players due to return to squad after injury and areas for improvement to work on, a successful year looks likely providing girls continue to remain focused on the challenge ahead and put in the work that’s necessary on the training field. Final score Derry 1.9 – Armagh 8.19.

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