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O'Hanlon is unable to land hat-trick of victories


John Campbell

By John Campbell

Armagh midfield ace Caroline O'Hanlon certainly had a hectic sporting weekend on two fronts.

On Friday night she was in the Larkfield team which clinched the Northern Ireland Premier League title by beating Belfast Ladies at Lisburn Racquets Club before travelling to Manchester on Saturday where she played a big role in Manchester Thunder's win over Wasps Netball in the SuperLeague.

She had scarcely time to draw breath before she was back on a plane again and heading for Belfast before journeying to the Athletic Grounds, Armagh, where she lined out for the Orchard County against Kerry yesterday in the Lidl Ladies National Football League.

But this time there was disappointment for Caroline, a busy GP, as her team was beaten by 3-16 to 2-15.

It was Armagh's first setback in the league as they totted up five wins on the bounce prior to yesterday's tie.

However they are still very much in contention for a Division Two semi-final place.

Blaithin Mackin scored both Armagh goals while her sister landed nine points but Kerry's overall strength proved too much.

And Armagh were not the only side to taste defeat yesterday on the ladies front. Antrim lost to Louth and Derry fell to Limerick but Fermanagh turned on the style by scoring eight goals in a runaway win over Carlow.

Monaghan's agony goes on as they slumped to yet another defeat with Tipperary their conquerors on this occasion.

And when your luck is out, it is definitely out as Monaghan missed two penalties in as many minutes with Leanne Maguire and Muirean Atkinson failing to hit the target.

In the Littlewoods Camogie league Wexford beat Armagh by 4-11 to 0-11.

And Derry proved superior to Dublin by 2-10 to 0-7 while Antrim lost to Louth by 3-12 to 0-9.

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