Fine form in Foyle as Armagh ladies secure semi-final spot

Catherine McMillen.
Catherine McMillen.
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Armagh ladies sit a single win away from the Inter-Zone Championship final following Saturday’s 24-shot success against Foyle.

The quarter-final clash featured a superb first-half performance by the Orchard County ladies as the visitors enjoyed a 14-shot lead at the break.

The rink scores were as follows in Armagh’s 61-37 win: E.Smyth 16 S.Johnston 5, I.Douglas 6 N.Brown 9, L.Douglas 9 J.Lyndsey 3, R.Cassells 7 L.Hamilton 7, C.McMillen 10 M.Miller 3, P.Beattie 13 V.Witherow 10.

The Orchard County players’ next test will be a semi-final date on Saturday, January 31 against North West - a repeat of last year’s meeting at the same stage.

Armagh meet Oriel tomorrow (Saturday) in the men’s Inter-Zone Championship semi-final. Play in Mullabrack will start at 2 o’clock.

The fixture will mark the third meeting in as many seasons between the sides - with the current tally at a single win apiece.

The Armagh squad is as follows:

P.Garvey junior (Tullysaran), G.Crothers (Armagh GC), D.Beattie (Drumgor), A.Leckey (St Mark’s).

P.Garvey senior (Tullysaran), G.Blakely (Drumgor), K.Trainor (St Anthony’s), D.McDonald (St Anthony’s).

J.Hendren (Armagh GC), K.Blakely (Drumgor), J.Beattie (Drumgor), T.Mulholland (Cranagill).

P.Moffett (Cranagill), L.McCarten (Armagh GC), G.Culbert (St Mark’s), A.Roberts (St Mark’s).

P.Whittle (Cranagill), S.McCall (Armagh GC), J.Richardson (St Mark’s), M.Sproule (Cranagill).

C.Trainor (St Anthony’s), N.Uprichard (St Matthew’s), R.Hunter (Markethill), M.Trainor (St Anthony’s).

RESERVES: S.Breen (St Anthony’s), C.Deering (Armagh GC), W.Gilpin (St Matthew’s), J.Moffett (Cranagill), A.Robinson (St Mark’s), J.Robinson (St Mark’s), S.Skelton (Drumgor).

All players must contact the convenor or a selector to confirm availability as soon as possible.