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Date Time Competition Season
25 June 2022 2:00 pm All Ireland Senior Championship 2022

Match Report

SFC: Armagh into the quarters

Aimee Mackin scored 0-4 and Armagh eased their way past Monaghan to qualify for the last eight of the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship after a 2-12 to 0-4 victory at the Athletic Grounds.

As a result, Armagh finished second in the Group B standings behind reigning All-Ireland champions Meath with Monaghan heading for the relegation play-off.

With a very strong breeze at their backs, it was the away side who started the better, as they notched two points in the opening minute through Lauren Jones and Laura Carey.

However, Armagh settled themselves down and scored six of the next seven points, with captain Kelly Mallon showcasing her accuracy from dead balls, converting four frees.

Monaghan then had a major goal chance when Rosemary Courtney got through to find herself one-on-one with Anna Carr, but the Orchard goalkeeper spread herself and made an outstanding save, denying Courtney’s effort with her foot.

While Monaghan failed to find the net, Armagh made no mistakes, and the game swung completely in their favour with two goals in as many minutes. Blaithin Mackin shot for a point, but with the goalkeeper Orna Kelly unsighted by Aoife Lennon, the ball bounced all the way through and into the Monaghan net.

Soon after, a Niamh Marley pass sent Niamh Coleman through, and she buried a one-on-one chance low and hard to grow Armagh’s lead to eight points at 2-6 to 0-4, and three Aimee Mackin points closed out the half’s scoring.

After an entertaining first half, which displayed some ferocious attacking play from both sides, the second-half didn’t live up to those standards. Armagh were content to hold the ball for long periods throughout the second half, with only three points scored, via Niamh Marley, Coleman and Caroline O’Hanlon.

On Monaghan’s side, they failed to register a score in the entire second half, as they struggled to make many inroads into a packed Armagh defence. Having qualified from the group, winners Armagh now progress to the quarter-finals, where they will take on Group C winners Kerry.

Armagh

1Anna Carr 16 Goalkeeper
2Shauna Grey Defender
3Clodagh McCambridge Defender
4Cait Towe Defender
5Niamh Marley 23 Defender 36'
6Lauren McConville 24 Defender
7Grace Ferguson Defender
8Blaithin Mackin Midfielder
9Caroline O’Hanlon Midfielder
20Fionnuala Mc Kenna Forward
11Niamh Coleman Forward 23'
47'
12Catherine Marley 19 Forward
13Aimee Mackin 22 Forward 2', 25', 27', 30'
18Aoife Lennon Forward 22'
16'
15Kelly Mallon Forward 2', 11', 15', 17'
16Brianna Mathers 1 Goalkeeper
17Niamh Reel Forward
14Aoife McCoy Forward
19Megan McShane 12
10Eve Lavery Forward
21Megan O’Callaghan
22Caitriona O’Hagan 13
23Tiarna Grimes 5 Defender
24Sarah Marley 6 Defender
25Megan McCann
26Alexandra Clarke Forward
27Caoimhe Dooley
28Aveen Bellew

Monaghan

1Orna Kelly Goalkeeper
2Shona Brady Defender
3Abbie McCarey Defender
4Kerrie Nolan 18 Defender
5Colleen Jones Defender
6Rosemary Courtney Defender
7Caoimhe Brennan Defender
8Jane Drury 17 Midfielder 19'
9Lauren Jones Midfielder 1'
10Emma Clerkin 19 Forward
11Casey Treanor Forward
12Amy Garland Forward
21Aoife Burns
14Laura Carey Forward 1', 14'
15Hannah Sherlock Forward
16Rebekah Mooney Goalkeeper
17Laura Walsh 8
18Emma Corley 4
19Uainín Connolly 10
20Sarah Capaldi Forward
13Lauren Garland Forward
22Muireann Atkinson Midfielder
23Jodie McQuillan Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Semi Final)
5-21 0-5
Ulster Senior Championship
St Tiernach’s Park

(Round 3)
0-6 0-13
NFL Division 2
Castleblayney Faughs

Ground

Athletic Grounds, Armagh
Athletic Grounds, Dalton Park, Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, BT60 4AB, United Kingdom

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