Laois will play Armagh in the Division 2 final after they defeated Roscommon. They finished level on points with Tipperary but advanced on the head to head. Down at the other end Roscommon dropped back down to Division 3.
Tipperary 0-10 Armagh 3-12
Armagh made it seven wins from seven with an eleven point win away to Tipperary this afternoon.
With Armagh already in the Division 2 final, a win for Tipp would see them book their place in the final too. The lead was four points at half-time as Armagh kicked over nine points in the opening half.
Armagh upped their game in the second half. Caroline O’Hanlon grabbed two goals while Kelly Mallon also raised the green flag.
Laois 2-09 Roscommon 1-05
Laois booked their place in the Division 2 final with four points to spare over Roscommon. The result saw the Rossies relegated back to Division 3, just one year on from their promotion.
Laura Marie Maher and Mo Nerney scored first half goals for Donie Brennan’s side as they went in at half-time ahead by a goal – 2-3 to 1-3.
They were always able to keep a gap between themselves and the Rossies. There were six between them in the 50th minute and Roscommon couldn’t find a way back.
Westmeath 2-10 Monaghan 1-11
Westmeath ended their league campaign with a win and despite losing Monaghan retained their Division 2 status for next due to Roscommon losing to Laois.
In what was a tight first half, Westmeath went in at the break ahead by a single point – 1-4 to 0-6.
The Lake County were able to keep distance between themselves and Monaghan. In the 42nd minute the lead was three points. Both teams hit scores near the end but it was Westmeath who held on for the win.