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Hotshot Donnelly is eager to help Armagh evade relegation play-off

By John Campbell

Armagh will be bidding to avoid a relegation play-off when they confront Laois in Division Two of the Littlewoods National Camogie League tomorrow.

The Orchard County have won just one game to date while Laois have been struggling to gain credibility, although they managed to beat Derry.

Laois manager Dave Dunning is hoping that his side can produce a big effort against Armagh, who have found the going tough to date.

In their last outing they were beaten by Dublin (3-15 to 2-8), a match in which the superbly consistent Ciara Donnelly scored 2-7 of the team's total.

She will again have a key role tomorrow but can expect to be closely policed by the Laois defence.

Unlike Armagh, Laois contain a raft of scorers with Niamh Dollard and Lizzy Ryan very much to the fore, while Rosemarie Bermingham, Amy Loughman and Mairead Burke are other key players.

Armagh are hopeful of bringing down the curtain on their campaign with a win but it will take a strong performance from their defence in particular if they are to come out on top.

In the Ulster Minor Championship Cup, Antrim host Derry at Ballycastle on Monday (7.30pm) while in the Minor Championship Shield, Tyrone face Cavan tomorrow at Eglish (1pm).

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