Armagh camogs see off Roscommon to book their place in the All-Ireland Semi-final

Armagh's Niamh Forker goes past Roscommon's Erin McDermott and Alannah SuttonArmagh's Niamh Forker goes past Roscommon's Erin McDermott and Alannah Sutton
Armagh's Niamh Forker goes past Roscommon's Erin McDermott and Alannah Sutton
Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Camogie Premier Junior Championship quarter-final: Armagh 1-20 Roscommon 1-10

​By Séamas McAleenan

Armagh will get another shot at Tipperary – who beat them comfortably last weekend – in the semi-finals after victory over Roscommon in Clane.

There were three points each registered in the opening quarter before Hazel Kelly rocked Armagh in the 19th minute with a goal following a long ball down the centre.

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However, the Orchard ladies responded with the next five points, three from Rachael Merry and one each from Ciara Geoghegan and Niamh Forker, to take control and they went on to lead 0-11 to 1-4 at half-time.

In the early stages of the second half, Forker hit two points, with Hazel Kelly responding with Roscommon’s fourth point before a 37th-minute goal from Jenny Curry put Armagh into an unassailable lead of 1-13 to 1-5.

Although Kelly responded with a point, Armagh added three more in quick succession from O’Leary, Merry and Geoghegan before Roscommon took advantage of a lull in Armagh scoring over the next 10 minutes to narrow the gap with three points of their own.

However, the winners finished strongly with four unanswered points from the Donnelly sisters, three for Ciara and one from midfielder Leanne.

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They could even afford a late penalty miss and still win well.

SCORERS

Armagh: J Curry 1-2; C Geoghegan 0-6 (0-4f); R Merry 0-5 (0-2f); N Forker 0-3; L Donnelly 0-2; S Quinn & K Convie 0-1 each

Roscommon: H Kelly 1-3 (0-2f); R Fitzmaurice 0-3; S Bolger 0-2; E McDermott, S Dooley & O Connolly 0-1 each

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