Armagh make the long trip to Limerick this weekend as they begin their Premier Junior All-Ireland campaign.
It’s a repeat of last year’s quarter final clash. Armagh made hard work of it but did eventually win on their way to reaching the All-Ireland final.
It was a battling performance by the Orchard County. Limerick opened up a huge eight-point lead during the first half with two early goals.
But Armagh, inspired by Ciara Donnelly who finished with 0-12, fought back to earn a two-point win.
Their 2021 journey ended in defeat however. Wexford triumphed in the showpiece and denied Armagh two All-Ireland crowns in a row.
Armagh, under new management this year, have already got their hands on some silverware in 2022.
Jim McKernan’s girls saw off Antrim last weekend to win their second Ulster Intermediate title in as many years.
A huge win over Down sent them through to the provincial decider where they faced a tougher test against the Saffrons.
Only seven-points separated the teams at the full-time whistle, with Armagh winning 0-13 to 0-6.
That sees them head into the All-Ireland series in good form and carrying huge momentum, with the goal once again to get back to the final.
They must meet Down and Antrim again during the group stages while they’ll also face Roscommon in the coming weeks.
But all the focus will be on Saturday and their journey to Limerick where they hope to get off to a good start.
Jim McKernan has already named his starting team to take on the Munster Ladies, with three changes to the side that beat Antrim.
All three movements come in the forward line with Eimear Smyth, Katie Comiskey and Rachael Merry all earning starts.
Armagh have plenty of power on the subs bench, which will be called upon at some point tomorrow.