Clann Eireann eye up more history

Clann Eireann have already created history this season, but they’re eyeing up another slice this weekend in the All-Ireland series.

The Ulster Championship were full value for their provincial success and now have a crack at the All-Ireland.

On Sunday, the Lurgan ladies welcome Waterford side Ballymacarby to Clann Eireann for the All-Ireland semi-final.

It’s rare that a team gets home advantage in an All-Ireland semi-final, so Greg McGonigle’s side will hope to make the most of the opportunity.

They blazed through the Armagh championship to complete the two-in-a-row before conquering Ulster.

Clann Eireann have already created history this season, but they’re eyeing up another slice this weekend in the All-Ireland series.
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There, Clann Eireann saw off Termon of Donegal, Antrim’s Moneyglass and Bredagh of Down in the final.

They have a mountain of quality and experience to call upon. A number of their players have represented Armagh at various levels.

Clodagh McCambridge, an All-Star nomination this year, is the rock of a defence that has yet to concede a goal in the championship.

Dearbhla Coleman was Player of the Match for her outstanding performance in the Ulster final win.

But it was her older sister Niamh that made the most telling contribution on the scoreboard. Her late goal was the difference between the sides in the end.

Clann Eireann have already created history this season, but they’re eyeing up another slice this weekend in the All-Ireland series.
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Niamh Henderson has been pulling the strings from centre half forward while Tiarna Grimes and Aoibhinn Henderson form an awesome midfield pairing.

Cait Towe had a terrific season in the orange and white of Armagh while Niamh Murray is the go-to score-getter up front.

While it’s new territory for the Armagh ladies, Ballymacarby have been here before. They currently lead the roll of honour in Munster.

They waited a long time to get back on top in their province, having previously dominated the competition, but secure back-to-back titles this season.

That makes them both confident and dangerous. Clann Eireann will be well aware of the challenge, and will hope home advantage counts for something.