Ladies hoping to book semi spot

The Armagh Ladies have reached the last four of the All-Ireland series since 2020, but that could change this weekend.

They welcome Mayo to the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds on Sunday afternoon, a team they know all too well.

Sunday will be the fifth championship encounter the pair has shared in the last six seasons. Armagh have won the previous four.

Gregory McGonigle’s girls also saw off the Connacht side in the league as well, on their way to claiming a history Division One title.

But Mayo certainly gave the Armagh Ladies a freight and showed a battling spirit that they Orchard will be well aware of.

Despite leading at half time by nine-points, Armagh only ended up winning the game by the minimum of margins.

Aimee Mackin and Aoife McCoy both rattled the net for the Orchard Ladies, as they saw out a 2-9 to 2-8 win.

After winning the league, Armagh reclaiming their provincial crown with an extra time victory over Donegal.

They followed that up by topping their championship group, with one victory and one draw, to reach the final eight.

Armagh edged past Meath in the opening round of the championship, with Niamh Coleman’s late major sealing a one-point win.

The second day out was a tight affair as well as Armagh picked up a share of the spoils, 0-10 to 2-4, against Tipperary.

Mayo picked up one victory in their group as they defeated Kildare convincingly by 16-points, 2-15 to 0-5.

They did lose out to Dublin in the first round however, with eight-points splitting the sides at full time.

Mayo legend Liam McHale is over the Westerners and they’ll be well up for the game. But the Armagh Ladies start the game as favourites to get the job done.