Orchard Ladies looking for league high five

Gregory McGonigle’s Armagh have the chance to extend their winning streak to five in a row against Kerry on Sunday.

That’ll be easier said than done as Armagh welcome the only other unbeaten team in Division One to the Orchard County.

Armagh have been thoroughly impressive so far, winning all five of their outings to sit at the top of the table.

They beat Waterford and Galway at home, but more impressive, saw off Cork and Meath on their travels.

Kerry coming to town is arguably a step up from what they’ve face so far. The Kingdom are the reigning NFL champions and have competed in the last two All-Ireland finals.

They lost out to Meath and Dublin on the big day in the last two seasons, but they’re still one of the top teams in the country.

And they’ve shown that to date, winning three of their four games. A draw with Mayo in their most recent outing is the only blot on their record.

Kerry have only conceded two goals in the league, both against Waterford, which has been key to their success.

All in all, the Munster ladies have only conceded 2-25 in four games. An average of 0-6 per game so far.

So, Armagh know they’re coming up against a strong defensive wall, but they’ll be confident that their firepower can breakthrough.

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Aimee Mackin, as has often been the case, is the current top scorer for Armagh with 3-10 to her name.

Kelly Mallon and Aoife McCoy have also hit the net in the league, while ten players have got on the scoresheet.

Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh is the top player up front for Kerry and her battle with Clodagh McCambridge will be key.

It should make for a compelling spectacle as somebody’s unbeaten streak could come to an end.

Armagh will hope home advantage will aid their cause and they make it five from five on Sunday afternoon.