Orchard ladies can land final spot in Mayo

A win this weekend against Mayo would guarantee Greg McGonigle’s Armagh a place in the Division One league final.

Even in defeat, it’s more than likely that the Orchard ladies will make that Croke Park date. But they can confirm it this weekend.

They are currently top of the tree in Division One with five wins from five games with two outings remaining.

They take on Mayo this weekend with the final round clash seeing them welcome Dublin to Armagh.

At the minute, the only way Armagh don’t reach the decider is if they lose those two remaining fixtures and Kerry and Dublin win both of theirs.

A win this weekend over Mayo would guarantee Greg McGonigle’s Armagh a place in the Division One league final.
Photo Credit: Colin Molloy

But given the current line of form that Armagh are on, it would be a surprise to see them slip up twice.

It’s all in their own hands and they’ll certainly not be taking anything for granted when they travel west.

Mayo have been a regular opponent for Armagh in recent years and one they’ve usually got the better of.

Mayo, managed by county legend Liam MacHale, currently sit midtable with two wins from five games.

The threat of relegation is still a realistic one for them, so they’ll be eager to pick up as many points as possible.

A win this weekend over Mayo would guarantee Greg McGonigle’s Armagh a place in the Division One league final.
Photo Credit: Colin Molloy

Aimee Mackin has been outstanding for the girls in orange and white this year. She’s currently top scorer with 5-16 to her name.

Lauren McConville has been a consistent scorer from centre half back and this is a big weekend for her.

The versatile Crossmaglen native is set to make her 100th inter-county appearance if she lines out on Sunday.

Armagh have an extremely experienced line out, with Caroline O’Hanlon still a really important figure.

They know it won’t be an easy task this weekend, but it’s one they’ll embrace. Come Sunday afternoon, Armagh should be plotting their trip to Croke Park for some silverware.