Dublin 3-05
Armagh 3-12

Dublin suffered their second defeat in the NFL today to an impressive Armagh side who simply out played Dublin in a number of areas of the field none more so than upfront where Aimee Mackin was in sensational form.

Mackin lead by example from centre forward and finished the game as top scorer with an impressive tally of 1-09 of which 1-07 came from play.

Dublin did rally for periods of the second half with goals from Carla Rowe (44th min) and Lyndsey Davey (51st min) but they could not contain the aforementioned Mackin with Caroline O’Hanlon also having an influential game at midfield for the visitors.

Dublin will rue the Sarah McCaffrey goal opportunity that was ruled null and void as the home team had 16 players on the field of play when McCaffrey rattled the back of the Armagh net.

Earlier, Armagh had taken a slender 1-05 to 1-04 lead into the half time dressing room.

Aoife McCoy bagging the games opening goal in the 6th minute with Dublin’s Hannah O’Neill responding for Dublin 9 minutes later with a well taken three pointer.

Dublin will look to bounce back quickly from today’s loss as they welcome Mayo to the capital next weekend.

Dublin Team:

Ciara Trant
Fiona Hudson
Olwen Carey
Aoife Kane
Martha Byrne
Noelle Healy
Leah Caffrey
Lauren Magee
Molly Lamb
Hannah O’Neill
Sinead Finnegan
Carla Rowe
Rebecca McDonnell
Sinead Aherne
Lyndsey Davey.

Dublin Substitutes:

Deirdre Murphy for Lamb
Denise McKenna for O’Neill
Siobhan Woods for Kane
Sarah McCaffrey for McKenna
Tarah O’Sullivan for Byrne.

Dublin Scorers:

Sinead Aherne 0-4(2f)
Lyndsey Davey 1-01
Carla Rowe 1-00
Hannah O’Neill 1-00

Armagh Team:

Caroline O’Hare
Caoimhe Morgan
Clodagh McCambridge
Sarah Marley
Blaithinn Mackin
Megan Sheridan
Sharon Reel
Caroline O’Hanlon
Niamh Marley
Lauren McConville
Aimee Mackin
Niamh Coleman
Fionnuala McKenna
Sinead Finnegan
Aoife McCoy.

Armagh Substitutes:

Shauna Grey for McKenna
Colleen McKenna for B Mackin
Catherine Marley for Finnegan
Eve Lavery for McCoy.

Armagh Scorers:

Aimee Mackin 1-09(2f)
Caroline Hanlon 0-03(3f)
Lauren McConville 1-00
Aoife McCoy 1-00