Rossies and Armagh to contest All-Ireland camogie quarter-final

Another date with Armagh!

All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Championship
Laois 4-13 Roscommon 2-9

Roscommon’s Orla Connelly and Armagh’s Leanne Donnelly pictured at the All-Ireland Junior Camogie Championship quarter-final photocall in Croke Park on Tuesday. Roscommon face Armagh in this Saturday’s All-Ireland Junior Camogie Quarter-Final in Clane at 2 pm. Pic: ©INPHO/James Crombie

One week on from Roscommon senior footballers’ disappointing defeat to Armagh in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final, the county’s junior camogie team also face Armagh in an All-Ireland quarter-final… playing the Ulster county in Clane this Saturday.

Roscommon made it into the quarter-finals despite suffering their second consecutive loss in the group stage last weekend.

Roscommon travelled to Mountrath to face Laois in their final group game last Saturday and although it was a tight affair for most of the match, Laois pulled away in the final quarter.

The teams were tied at half-time (Roscommon 2-2 to Laois’s 1-5), and it stayed close until Laois found their feet with 15 minutes to go, scoring a goal and seven points without reply. Roscommon scored a few consolation points in the closing stages but it wasn’t enough on this occasion.

The defeat means that Roscommon finished third in their group which was enough to guarantee them a spot in Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-finals in Clane at 2 pm where they will face a strong Armagh team who have been victorious in their previous two meetings this season.