Ladies primed for long trip to Tipperary

Armagh can top their group this weekend if they capture a victory away to Tipperary on Saturday afternoon.

The Orchard County already have one win under their belts, having overcame Meath in the opening round.

It took a late goal punched home by Niamh Coleman to ensure that Armagh left with the three points on offer.

Aoife McCoy also smashed home to stunning goals, but Gregory McGonigle’s girls just couldn’t shake off Meath.

They were without Aimee Mackin, Louise Kenny and Caroline O’Hanlon, who has been named to start at midfield this weekend.

O’Hanlon was also named to start last weekend but was replaced before throw in by Blaithin Mackin.

Niamh Reel, like last week, has been named at corner forward in place of Aimee Mackin. It was Eve Lavery that started against the Royals, however.

And the Ballyhegan star kicked 0-5 on the day, so it would be surprising if she does retain her starting place.

They switched their team up as well, with Lauren McConville moving into the full forward position rather than centre half back.

It will be interesting to see what Armagh team takes the field on Saturday, and where all the players line out.

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It’s a long trip for the Division One National League champions, who also travelled that journey last season.

They beat Tipperary away from home last year in the league, when both sides were competing in Division Two.

Tipperary were also in Division Two this season again and finished in fifth place with three wins from seven outings.

They finished three-points off the relegation zone but were ten-points off table toppers Tyrone.

Armagh will be favourites to go south and get the win this weekend and will be fully confident of producing the goods.