Ronan Murphy’s Armagh ladies team hope to complete an incredible three-in-a-row Ulster titles this weekend.
The Orchard County take on Donegal in the final on Sunday afternoon in Clones following their huge semi-final win over Monaghan.
Aimee Mackin and Kelly Mallon shared four goals between them while Niamh Reel also hit the net against the Farney.
Sunday’s Ulster final is a repeat of last year’s decider when Armagh eked out a close-fought encounter by the minimum of margins.
Reel and Mackin (2) also raised green flags that day and Armagh led for a large majority of the game.
But Donegal where always able to keep in touch. A late goal from Maxi Curran’s ladies levelled the game with time running out.
Fionnuala McKenna, a second half substitute, fired over the crucial game-winning score in the dying minutes.
Armagh held on to hand Donegal their first provincial defeat in five season and completed the double.
The win also banished some demons in the Armagh dressing room. Donegal were the dominant side in Ulster, winning three-in-a-row titles in 2017, ’18 and ’19.
Armagh suffered some heavy defeats to Donegal during that time, but their meetings are much different now.
Although Ronan Murphy’s side will be disappointed with how their league campaigns have played out in recent year, the girls can always come good in the championship.
They failed to earn promotion to the top tier this season, losing to Kerry in the Division Two league final.
Donegal also lost their league final on the same day as All-Ireland champions Meath claimed the Division One title.
It has all the potential to be a real ding-dong battles between to two best teams that the province has to offer.
Both sides have huge attacking threats and Armagh will be confident they can outscore the opposition and complete their three-in-a-row.