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McConville takes leaf out of dad's book to help Armagh net victory

By John Campbell

Lauren McConville, daughter of former Armagh star Jim McConville, has certainly inherited her father's famed predatory scoring instincts.

Yesterday this dynamic bundle of energy had Tyrone on their knees within the first 15 minutes of an embarrassingly one-side Lidl Ladies National Football League Division Two contest.

McConville's two-goal opening salvo proved the prelude to a procession of Armagh scores with Aimee Mackin (2), Kelly Mallon and Marian McGuinness landing the team's other goals in a thumping 6-14 to 0-8 victory.

Meanwhile, Donegal showed considerable resolve to overcome their Ulster rivals Monaghan by 1-7 to 1-4 in Division One.

Down were fully stretched by Offaly before coming out on top by 1-12 to 1-11 but Derry were heavily beaten by Louth (3-13 to 1-9).

Fermanagh continue to make progress and held out to beat Carlow by 2-12 to 2-10 but Wicklow proved much too strong for Antrim winning by 3-13 to 1-3.

On the camogie front, a weakened Antrim lost to Cork by 1-17 to 0-5 although the performances of Kathryn Donnelly and Aine Mulholland were redeeming features.

Tyrone had no answer to an unstoppable Roscommon side that won by 6-21 to 0-1 while Wexford carried too much power for Down in winning by 2-9 to 0-7.

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