Armagh Ladies learn their fate

The draw for the LGFA 2021 Ulster Championship took place on Friday evening and Armagh will start their defence from the quarter final stage.

It will be a repeat of the 2020 Ulster Final clash as Ronan Murphy’s side have been drawn against Monaghan.

The two shared a thrilling contest back in December which the Orchard County just edged in the end by two points.

Monaghan put up a truly heroic effort to deny Armagh their first Ulster crown since 2014 but just came up short in the end.

Armagh’s victory capped off a near perfect 2020 season which saw them challenge the four in a row chasers Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final.

If they can make it past Monaghan this season, they will then face their old foes Tyrone in the last four of the competition.

The sides clashed at the same junction last year and four first half goals helped ease Armagh into the decider.

On the other side of the draw Donegal will take on Cavan, while dates and venues for the ties have yet to be confirmed.

Armagh will be raring to go in the new season as they hope to build on the momentum they gained with a great run in 2020.

Check out this weeks podcast as we discuss Jim McCorry’s replacement as Armagh’s number two.