Orchard out to continue winning form in Omagh

Armagh travel to Omagh this weekend with the aim of securing their fourth win on the trot in the National League.

Shane McCormack’s ladies are flying high in Division Two, having won all three of their opening games.

A first round win over Cavan was followed by victories against Roscommon and Monaghan to see Armagh at the top of the table.

The Orchard ladies were convincing winners over Monaghan the last day out, with ten-points the difference at full time.

They did however concede their first goal of the campaign. Monaghan rattled the net for their only score of the entire first half.

Other than that, Armagh have been superb in defence, having kept clean sheets against both Cavan and Roscommon.

Shane McCormack is building a competitive squad and has been rotating his starting team throughout the league.

Photo Credit: Brendan Monaghan

Squad rotation

25 players have saw game time so far and McCormack will be delighted with how some of the new girls have taken to inter county football.

Their attacking division has been on fire, with Aimee Mackin leading the scoring charts having hit 2-10 so far.

Mackin didn’t start the Monaghan match but came in at the interval and nailed three points in the second half.

Aoife McCoy claimed Armagh’s only goal the last day out, while making her 100th appearance in the orange and white.

Photo Credit: Brendan Monaghan

McCoy also rattled the net the last time Armagh met Tyrone. The Orchard were much stronger that day, winning 5-9 to 1-10.

Tyrone have had a tough start to their Division Two campaign, winning just one of their first three games.

That came in the opening round at home to Roscommon, but the Red Hands lost away to Monaghan and Laois.

They have home advantage in Omagh and they’ll be encouraged by their home record. But Armagh seem too strong for this division and that should tell the tale on Sunday.