ARMAGH 3-12 DUBLIN 3-5
Dublin suffered their second defeat in the NFL today to an impressive Armagh side who simply out played Dublin in a number of areas of the field none more so than upfront where Aimee Mackin was in sensational form.
Mackin lead by example from centre forward and finished the game as top scorer with an impressive tally of 1-9 of which 1-7 came from play.
Dublin did rally for periods of the second half with goals from Carla Rowe (44th min) and Lyndsey Davey (51st min) but they could not contain the aforementioned Mackin with Caroline O'Hanlon also having a influential game at midfield for the visitors.
Dublin will rue the Sarah McCaffrey goal opportunity that was ruled null and void as the home team had 16 players on the field of play when McCaffrey rattled the back of the Armagh net.
Earlier, Armagh had taken a slender 1-5 to 1-4 lead into the half time dressing room.
Aoife McCoy bagging the games opening goal in the 6th minute with Dublin's Hannah O'Neill responding for Dublin 9 minutes later with a well taken three pointer.
Dublin will look to bounce back quickly from today's loss as they welcome Mayo to the capital next weekend.
Dublin: Ciara Trant, Fiona Hudson,Olwen Carey, Aoife Kane, Martha Byrne, Noelle Healy, Leah Caffrey, Lauren Magee, Molly Lamb, Hannah O'Neill, Sinead Finnegan, Carla Rowe, Rebecca McDonnell, Sinead Aherne, Lyndsey Davey.
Subs: Deirdre Murphy for Lamb, Denise McKenna for O'Neill, Siobhan Woods for Kane, Sarah McCaffrey for McKenna, Tarah O'Sullivan for Byrne.
Dublin scorers: Sinead Aherne 0-4(2f), Lyndsey Davey 1-01, Carla Rowe, Hannah O'Neill 1-00 each
Armagh: Caroline O'Hare, Caoimhe Morgan, Clodagh McCambridge, Sarah Marley, Blaithinn Mackin, Megan Sheridan, Sharon Reel, Caroline O'Hanlon, Niamh Marley, Lauren McConville, Aimee Mackin, Niamh Coleman, Fionnuala McKenna, Sinead Finnegan, Aoife McCoy.
Subs: Shauna Grey for McKenna, Colleen McKenna for B Mackin, Catherine Marley for Finnegan, Eve Lavery for McCoy.
Armagh scorers: Aimee Mackin 1-9(2f), Caroline Hanlon 0-3(3f), Lauren McConville, Aoife McCoy 1-00 each