Antrim Camogs on course for Junior semi-final

Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Premier Junior championship

Group One

Down 0-8 Antrim 3-13

ANTRIM look to be on course for a place in the semi-finals of the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Premier Junior championship after picking up their second victory of the campaign in Attical on Saturday.

They and Armagh are the only two unbeaten teams in the group and they meet at an Antrim venue on June 25th

On Saturday Antrim got an early boost with goals in the 6th and 10th minutes from Ellen Leech and played some excellent camogie as a team to go in at the break with a comfortable lead of 2-7 to 0-5.

Leech completed her hat-trick in the second half becoming the second Cushendall player in successive games to hit the net three times for Antrim. The other was Dervla Cosgrove against Roscommon and Cosgrove kept the score-board ticking over with frees through this game as well.

Others to impress for the Saffrons were Caitlin Crawford on her debut in defence, Megan McGarry and Emma Laverty.

It was a sound performance from the Saffrons considering that they were missing a players due to injury and exams and travelled with just 18 players.

Meanwhile in Armagh, the home side ran up their third successive huge total in beating Roscommon by 4-26 to 1-5. They have played a game more than Antrim and will top the group with a draw or better against the Saffrons.

Antrim will have one more game in the group after June 25th, another home game against Limerick. That is on July 2nd and is likely to be a double-header with the senior teams from the same counties 

Antrim: Ellen Leech 3-1, Dervla Cosgrove 0-6, Caoimhe McNaughton 0-3, Orlagh Laverty 0-1, Bríd Magill 0-1, Anna McNeill 0-1.

Down: Katie McGilligan 0-5, Aoife Murphy 0-1, Megan Sloan 0-1, Gerra McGrattan 0-1.

Antrim : Áine Graham, Enya McShane, Éilís Kearns, Megan McGarry, Maria McLarnon capt., Sinéad Cosgrove, Cáitlín Crawford, Emma Laverty, Claire Kearney, Caoimhe McNaughton, Bríd Magill, Orlagh laverty, Anna McNeill, Ellen Leech, Dervla Cosgrove.

Subs: Brónach Magill, Lisa McGuckian, Orla Donnelly

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