Recent History

After seeing off Mayo in the final round of the group stages, Armagh booked their spot in the All-Ireland semi final for the first time since 2015.

Ironically, they face the same opposition this weekend as they did five years ago with Dublin standing between them and the All-Ireland Final.

Armagh have been in flying form since action returned post lockdown, maintaining a 100% winning record from their three outings.

Two wins over Tyrone, one in the Ulster semi-final, set them up well for a shot at Mayo the last day out.

The Orchard County head into this tie with four in-a-row chasers as massive underdogs, but have experienced some good form against Dublin in recent years.

2015: Dublin 2-16 Armagh 2-5 (All-Ireland Semi Final)

Dublin were eleven points better off when these sides last encountered in the championship, back in 2015.

Armagh’s goal scorers that day will feature once again this weekend as Caroline O’Hanlon and Aimee Mackin both raised green flags.

Dublin shot into an early eight-point lead before Armagh opened their account, with O’Hanlon’s three-pointer their first score.

The dubs continued to dominate, ahead 1-9 to 1-1 at the half time interval before seeing out a convincing win.

Caroline O’Hanlon, Kelly Mallon, Sarah Marley, Aimee Mackin, Aoife McCoy, Shauna Grey and Catherine Marley all played that day and will once again take the field on Saturday.

2016: Armagh 2-10 Dublin 3-6 (Division One – Round 6)

Armagh pulled off a superb performance against the Dubs in the second last round of the 2016 Division One campaign.

The Orchard County, led by Ronan Clarke at the time, experienced a strong league season with four wins from their seven outings.

However, this wasn’t enough to reach the semi final stages as some controversy surrounded the last four places.

Five teams were locked on twelve points by the end of the campaign and Armagh missed out due to Kerry’s superior scoring difference.

2017: Armagh 3-12 Dublin 3-5 (Division One – Round 5)

The Armagh ladies suffered a poor start to the 2017 league season, winning just one of their opening four games.

In fact, their seven-point win away to the Dubs was only their second win of the whole campaign and a play off defeat to Monaghan saw them relegated to Division Two.

They were much too strong for Dublin that day however and stormed to victory with a powerful second half display, having led 1-5 to 1-4 at the break.

Aimee Mackin was on fire, hitting 1-9 (2f) throughout, while Aoife McCoy and Lauren McConville also hit the net, with Caroline O’Hanlon knocking over three frees as well.

Listen to our interview with Blaithin Mackin as we look forward to this weekends game!!