By Cóilín Duffy
Tipperary and Cavan picked up away wins, while Clare and Tyrone were home winners on the opening day of Division 2 of the Lidl Ladies Football League.
Armagh began brightly in Silverbridge, but Tipperary had just that little bit extra in the can to take a 2-12 to 2-10 win over the hosts.
The Premier County were hit in the warm-up by an injury to Aisling McCarthy, and it was Armagh who got off to a good start, with a 1-1 to 0-0 lead, before Shane Ronanyes charges battled back.
Armagh led by 2-4 to 1-4 at half-time, – Aoife McCoy and Aimee Macken firing early goals as they led 2-3 to 0-1 after just 12 minutes.
However, Tipperary held that extra edge on the restart, with their second goal coming nine minutes from time.
Cavan looked good throughout in their 2-13 to 0-8 win over Laois in Mountmellick.
Bronagh Sheridan netted an early goal for the visitors who led by 1-5 to 0-4 at half-time, with their second goal coming in second half injury-time.
Clare edged Sligo by 0-13 to 2-6, in a tight encounter at Clarecastle.
Sligo led by 1-4 to 0-6 at half-time, before Clare overcame the sinbinning of Ailish Considine to edge victory.
A 54th minute Niamh O’Dea score proved to be the match winner.
Goals were key as Tyrone beat Waterford by 4-11 to 2-11 in Garvaghey.
Maria Canavan, Naomh Hughes, Chloe McCaffrey and Grainne Rafferty were the goalscorers for Tyrone.
Eimear Fennell and Michelle Ryan hit the net for Waterford.