Armagh Ladies star Aimee Mackin will join her sister Blaithin in Melbourne having been recently recruited by the AFLW side.
Blaithin Mackin joined the club last season, helping them to the AFLW Premiership title with a 19-15 victory over Brisbane Lions.
Aimee, a three-time All-Star and 2020 Player of the Year has been in sensational form for the Orchard County.
The Shane O’Neill’s sharpshooter hit 6-38 across Armagh’s unbeaten run of seven games in the National League.
Most recently, Mackin struck 0-6 in Armagh’s convincing 11-point win over Tipperary last weekend.
Of the six goals Mackin accounted for this season, three of them came in Armagh’s round four win over rivals Tyrone.
The Ladies are currently preparing for their upcoming Division Two league final, where they face Laois in two weeks’ time.
Mackin recorded 0-4 in Armagh’s recent 0-10 to 0-5 victory over Laois in round five of the league.
Shane McCormack’s girls are hoping to right the wrongs of last season, when they lost out in the Division Two final to Kerry.
Mackin will see out the rest of Armagh’s league and championship campaigns before heading down under.
In a statement released by Melbourne AFLW, Mackin said, “I’m really excited and thankful for the opportunity that Melbourne Demons have given me.
“It’s extra special that I’ll get to play alongside my sister and I’m really looking forward to working with all the staff and players for the 2023 season.
“It was a big decision for me, and I’m delighted to have the support from my county Armagh and my club Shane O’Neill’s here in Ireland. Things have moved really fast to make this happen and I’m grateful for their support.
“My focus remains on our GAA campaign, and we will be hoping to give it our best shot this season. I look forward to joining my Melbourne teammates later in the year. Go Dees.”