Revenge just part of the reward in Richhill for in-form Armagh

Eileen Trainor and her Armagh team-mates secured a spot in this year's Inter-Zone Championships final thanks to success on Saturday against North West. Pics by Phil Ray.INPT06-141
Eileen Trainor and her Armagh team-mates secured a spot in this year's Inter-Zone Championships final thanks to success on Saturday against North West. Pics by Phil Ray.INPT06-141
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Armagh ladies’ reward for revenge on North West is a place in the Inter-Zone Championships final thanks to last weekend’s 18-shot success.

Play in Richhill provided a repeat of last season’s semi-final but the Orchard County ladies held the upper hand by 62-44 on Saturday to make amends for the previous last-four tie’s one-shot reverse.

Christina Breen on show in Richhill last weekend for Armagh ladies.INPT06-140

Christina Breen on show in Richhill last weekend for Armagh ladies.INPT06-140

Armagh will now take on Donegal in the showpiece clash on Saturday, February 21.

Rinks skipped by Irene Douglas and Elizabeth Smyth dominated for wins by, respectively, 18-3 and 15-4. Rachel Cassells’ four finished down by 18-2.

Armagh pushed on from the first-half lead to add eight shots overall, with Catherine Beattie on top by 14-2.

The rinks of Lisa Douglas and Pauline Beattie proved reliable on the remaining mats to help the overall tally.

Douglas lost out by 11-6 and Beattie finished 7-6 up.

ZONE

Semi-final ties are as follows in the Zone competitions: rinks - A.Leckey (St Mark’s) v D.McDonald (St Anthony’s) and M.Wilson (Cranagill) v G.McCabe (Drumgor); triples - D.McDonald (St Anthony’s) v M.Wilson (Cranagill) and S.McSorley (St Mark’s) v J.McCann (Tullysaran).

PAIRS

Congratulations go to Kieran Trainor and Martin Trainor following success for the St Anthony’s players in the Mossley Pairs.

They defeated Colum McHugh and Sean Quinn in the final.

BOCCIA

Players from the area will be on show next Tuesday at the Northern Ireland Senior Boccia Championships in LaganValley Leisure Plex.

The event is promoted by Disability Sport NI.

Boccia teams with connections to the borough include Craigavon Jacks, MS Rollers, MS Angels, Manor Aces and Manor Bulls.