Armagh host Mayo in All-Ireland quarter final

By Michael McMullan LEAGUE champions Armagh will host Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter-final after this weekend’s championship draw. Gregory McGonigle side have home advantage after topping their group. It will be a repeat of last season’s final group game when Aimee Mackin’s last gasp penalty clinched a 2-10 to 1-11 victory on home soil. Advertisement […]

Feature – The curse of the cruciate

The curse of the ACL has struck again in recent weeks and we touch base with Connor McAliskey and Chris Kerr about their personal experience of the dreaded injury: By Shaun Casey IN the last few weeks, a number of high-profile intercounty players have fallen foul to the curse of the cruciate. Armagh’s Aimee Mackin […]

Mackin suffers second cruciate injury

AIMEE Mackin is set to miss out on the rest of Armagh’s season having suffered an ACL injury in Sunday’s Ulster final win over Donegal. Mackin top scored for the Orchard County on the day with 0-4 but left the playing field due to an injury midway through the second half. The three-time All-Star was […]

Sister act: Armagh ladies stars Aimee and Blaithin Mackin

Two of the best ladies footballers in Ireland come from the same household. Shaun Casey speaks to Aimee and Blaithin Mackin ahead of Armagh’s Ulster final against Donegal this weekend. 2024 has panned out very differently for the Mackin sisters. Aimee has gone to unbelievable new heights in helping Armagh land a historic first ever […]

Armagh wary of Westerners’ challenge

By Shaun Casey THE attributes associated with the green and red jersey of Mayo are the reasons that Armagh won’t be taking their foot off the gas as they head west this weekend in search of a sixth successive victory. The Orchard County currently sit at the top of Division One with a place in […]

Armagh’s squad depth significant in winning start

By John Fallon ARMAGH sharpshooter Aimee Mackin said the impact made by substitutes off the bench in each game has played a big part in their brilliant start to life back in the top flight of the Lidl National Football League. Mackin scored two late goals to seal a 3-14 to 1-13 win over Kerry […]

Armagh continue winning run

Armagh 3-14 Kerry 1-13 By Rebecca Dobbin Dnaghy ARMAGH maintained their perfect start to this season’s Lidl NFL when they inflicted a first defeat of the campaign on reigning champions Kerry at the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds. Armagh led by double scores at the break with a Caroline O’Hanlon goal putting them into a commanding 1-7 […]

IN FOCUS: New Armagh ladies boss Greg McGonigle

By Niall Gartland ARMAGH couldn’t have wished for a better start to life in Division One. Three games, three wins and the Orchard ladies currently sit joint top of the league table with Meath, their upcoming opponents in round four, and Kerry. After seven years away from the topflight, Armagh finally gained their place among […]

Mackin to miss rest of the league

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH will be forced to see out the rest of their National League campaign without one of their star players as Blaithin Mackin will be sidelined for the next four months. The Shane O’Neill’s player collided with the Donegal goalkeeper in a recent challenge game, rupturing her MCL, and goes under the […]

Clerkin: “We have a long-standing rivalry with Tyrone”

Emma Clerkin looks at the teams she’s faced…. Name: Emma Clerkin. Age: 25. Teams played for: Monaghan Harps, Monaghan ladies, Coláiste Oiriall and Trinity College Dublin. Advertisement Who are your main rivals? Killeevan with club, Monaghan and Tyrone is a long standing rivalry with county. Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? […]