Chance to continue winning form in Clones

Clones plays host to round three of the LGFA National League this weekend as Armagh take on familiar opponents in Monaghan.

The Orchard have nothing to play for as they already gained access to the semi-final’s after two games.

Still, they’ll want to extend their unbeaten run and continue to build towards Division One football.

Monaghan are on equal points with Tyrone, so they’ll be out to gain the maximum points on offer.

The two sides have grown quite familiar with each other over the past two seasons. Four times they have crossed paths during that time.

Armagh have come out on top in three of the four encounters. That one defeat was in the second round of the 2021 league campaign.

Ronan Murphy’s side ended a five year wait for an Ulster title in 2020, defeating the Farney county in the decider. In Clones.

They backed that up last season with a victory over Donegal in the final. And beat Monaghan along the way.

Armagh take on Monaghan in Clones on Sunday
Photo Credit: Brendan Monaghan

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Their most recent clash was in the first round of the All-Ireland series in 2021 and Armagh won easily.

Eve Lavery, Caroline O’Hanlon, Alex Clarke and Kelly Mallon all hit the net in the 4-17 to 1-12 win.

Only Lavery has saw any game time so far during the league. The other three remain on the comeback trail.

Armagh’s goal scoring form haven’t taken a hit however and have rippled the net seven times across their outings against Tyrone and Monaghan.

Armagh take on Monaghan in Clones on Sunday
Photo Credit: Brendan Monaghan

Six different players have raised green flags, with Aimee Mackin the only player to score more than one.

Blaithin Mackin, Catherine Marley, Niamh Reel, Aoife McCoy and Lauren McConville are the other goal scorers.

Armagh have been impressive so far and as expected have comfortably made their way into the last four.

They’ll target a strong finish to the campaign in Clones tomorrow and the objective will be to finish with a win.