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Armagh's winning run is halted by magical Mayo

Armagh's winning start to life in Division One of the LIDL National Ladies League was stopped by a Cora Staunton-inspired Mayo side at Swinford.

The visiting Ulster team travelled west with three wins behind them so far but they came up short despite a spirited display against the home side on this occasion. Staunton got among the goals and led the Mayo point returns as the Connacht girls ran out winners 4-16 to 1-13.

Armagh trailed over half-time on a margin of 3-4 to 0-7 but an early goal after the restart gave the Orchard girls something to build upon. The Ulster team worked hard to stay in touch but Sarah Rowe bagged a further Mayo goal to settle matters.

Monaghan, meanwhile, rediscovered their winning form with a victory at home to Tyrone in Drumhowan (1-15 to 0-4).

In earlier weekend league matches, Down were defeated by Roscommon in Division Three, Cavan missed out against Clare at Division Two level and Antrim lost to Limerick in Division Four. Donegal, though, toppled Meath to collect a brace of Division Two points on their travels.

On the schools front, St Ronan's College of Lurgan qualified for the All-Ireland U-16 A final following a 5-11 to 5-6 victory over Loreto from Fermoy.

Belfast Telegraph