Mackin set to miss the rest of the season

Armagh star Aimee Mackin will miss the rest of the season having suffered a second ACL injury last Sunday.

Mackin hit 0-4 against Donegal in the Ulster final before being replaced midway through the second period.

The Shane O’Neill’s star has been a crucial member of the Orchard team this year that has already created history.

They claimed the Division One league title for the very first time and Mackin was instrumental.

She top scored for Gregory McGonigle’s side throughout the league and hit 1-4 against Kerry in the final.

It’s the second time in her career that the three-time All-Star has suffered the same injury, on the same knee. The first being in 2019 against Cork.

Mackin made an incredible comeback the first time around, winning the TG4 Player of the Year. She also helped Armagh win the Ulster title and reach the last four of the All-Ireland race in 2020.

Blaithin’s comeback

Last year, the 27-year-old was recruited by AFLW side Melbourne Demons. She linked up with her younger sister Blaithin for the Australian club.

Blaithin Mackin has missed out on Armagh’s entire season up to this point due to her own knee injury (MCL).

Armagh star Aimee Mackin will miss the rest of the season having suffered a second ACL injury last Sunday.
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She picked up the knock during a preseason challenge game against Donegal and missed the entire league campaign.

The younger of the two Mackin sisters did return to the substitute bench for the Ulster decider but was an unused sub. She could return to action during the All-Ireland series.

Mackin’s clubmate Louise Kenny picked up a nasty shoulder injury as well against Donegal. But she could also feature in the next stage of the championship.

It’s devastating news for Mackin, Shane O’Neill’s and Armagh. But like the last time, she’ll be determined to comeback bigger and stronger again.

All the focus will swiftly change to the All-Ireland series, where Armagh face Meath (home) and Tipperary (away).