Mackin signs for AFLW side Melbourne

ARMAGH Ladies star Aimee Mackin has followed in the footsteps of her younger sister Blaithin and has signed for AFLW side Melbourne.

The three-time All-Star and 2020 Player of the Year has been in sensational form for the Orchard County, who will compete in the Division Two league final in two weeks’ time.

The Shane O’Neill’s sharpshooter hit 6-38 across Armagh’s unbeaten run of seven games in the National League.

In a statement released by Melbourne AFLW, Mackin said, “I’m really excited and thankful for the opportunity that Melbourne Demons have given me.”

“It’s extra special that I’ll get to play alongside my sister and I’m really looking forward to working with all the staff and players for the 2023 season.

“It was a big decision for me, and I’m delighted to have the support from my county Armagh and my club Shane O’Neill’s here in Ireland. Things have moved really fast to make this happen and I’m grateful for their support.

“My focus remains on our GAA campaign, and we will be hoping to give it our best shot this season. I look forward to joining my Melbourne teammates later in the year. Go Dees.”

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