YOUNG GUNS IN ALL IRELAND ACTION TOO

August 9th, 2013 | Ladies Football

YOUNG GUNS IN ALL IRELAND ACTION TOO

Armagh’s next generation will also be in action in Birr on Saturday (2pm) when the Under 16s, newly crowned Ulster B champions take on Leinster counterparts Meath in their second tier All Ireland semi-final.
The match is a curtain-raiser to the televised double-header which sees Meath play Louth (4pm) and Armagh meet champions Cork (6pm) in the TG4 Senior Championship qualifiers.
The emerging Orchard crop booked their ticket to the All Ireland B semis by winning the provincial version the weekend before last, courtesy of a nail-biting victory over bitter rivals Tyrone.
Managed by Kevin Gallogly, Gregory McConville and Eugene McCrink, the girls in orange won an exciting game by the minimum margin on a 5-10 to 3-15 scoreline at Castleblaney.
The result avenged Armagh’s loss to Tyrone in the overall round robin phase of the competition, which saw both teams placed in the lower section after the split.
Captained by young Northern Ireland international soccer star Aimee Mackin, Armagh were beaten by Monaghan and Cavan but rattled up a sensational tally of 18 goals in victories over Donegal and Down.
Beating Tyrone is always sweet and the narrow win in Ulster sparked scenes of celebration but now the players and management have their sights set on an All Ireland final and are excited about being on the same bill on Saturday as the Armagh senior side.
“The girls played brilliantly to win a tight game against Tyrone and are looking forward to taking on Meath before staying on to watch the seniors facing Cork so it will hopefully be a day of double delight for Armagh football,” says team spokeperson Paula Gallogly.
“The team has come on really well this year and there’s a good spread of clubs represented including some who have no-one in the senior county panel at present so that’s healthy too.”

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