Armagh and Dublin played out an exciting, end-to-end thriller on Saturday afternoon, which was hailed by many throughout the country.
Dublin got off to a flying start with two early goals, but Armagh had the quality to claw their way back into the game.
Aimee Mackin slotted home a penalty she had earned while Aoife McCoy fired a bullet into the bottom corner of the Dublin goal.
The sides were tied 2-6 apiece at the interval but the Dubs came out stronger in the second period to get through to the showpiece.
Still, Twitter was full of praise for the Armagh ladies, who put on a serious performance following a superb season.
While the hurling action over the weekend gathered plenty of attention, Limerick hurler Gearoid Hegarty was enthralled by the ladies action on Saturday.
Hegarty hailed the ‘superb’ standard that the ladies game served up, played free of ‘rubbish blanket defences’.
The ‘Play On’ Sports Talk host Aisling O’Reilly was full of praise for Ronan Murphy’s ‘exciting young team’.
Dublin of course deserve a lot of credit as well as they are currently on track to claim four All-Ireland titles in a row.
Armagh’s heartbreak was perfectly and brilliantly captured by Brendan Monaghan after Saturday night’s defeat.
His picture of the Marley sisters, Catherine and Sarah, after the final whistle sums up how all Armagh followers felt, ‘gutted’.
The ‘Off the Ball’ producer was extremely impressed with Aimee Mackin’s performance, particularly her stunning goal in the second period.
A beautifully executed dummy downed the Dublin defender before Mackin blasted the ball to the back of the net.
The Dublin Ladies Twitter page posted a classy tweet after their encounter with Armagh and applauded the Orchard County’s year.
Armagh’s performance showed that they can compete at the very top table of ladies football and no doubt will be involved in many ‘future battles’ with the Dubs.