This Weeks Ladies football weekend round up

This weeks Ladies Football round up


ARMAGH will contest this year’s TG4 Ladies Ulster Senior Football
final – less than 12 months after winning the All-Ireland junior
title. The Orchard County only stepped up to senior level following
last October’s junior success but they will now play Monaghan in
the Ulster SFC final after yesterday’s semi-final results.

Armagh actually lost to Tyrone in Greencastle yesterday, 2-6 to
1-7, but they won the tie on aggregate after winning last week’s
first leg by four points. Sarah Connolly and Gemma Begley scored
Tyrone’s two goals while Sharon Duncan registered Armagh’s solitary
strike. Tyrone led by a brace of points at half-time but their chances
of grafting out a strong enough win were not helped when they had
two players sin binned.

Armagh will meet Monaghan in the Ulster final after they beat Down
in their semi-final second leg at Clones yesterday, 3-11 to 3-8.
Overall, they won the tie by an aggregate of ten points. However,
it was Down who got off to the dream start yesterday with an Eilish
McConville goal helping them into an early four point lead. But
Monaghan replied with 1-4 in succession – the impressive Niamh Kindlon
rattling home the goal on the quarter hour mark. Kindlon was central
to all of Monaghan’s play yesterday and finished the game with a
personal tally of 1-5. Hazel Kingham fired Monaghan six points clear
with their second goal after 30 minutes but Down drew level just
before the break with a brace of first half injury-time goals from
Kyla Treanor.

It remained close in the opening stages of the second half but when
Grainne McNally scored Monaghan’s third goal 13 minutes into the
second half there was to be no way back for Down.

Meanwhile, Fermanagh will play Cavan in the Ulster junior final
while the All-Ireland minor decider must be replayed after Cork
and Galway played out an exciting draw in Limerick yesterday. Cork
3-8 to Galway’s 2-11.

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