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Defeat sees Armagh ladies facing a survival shoot-out

The threat of relegation still hangs over Armagh in Division One of the Lidl Ladies' National Football League following yesterday's 2-15 to 2-12 loss to Monaghan.

Indeed the sides must meet again in a relegation shoot-out to decide who makes the drop and things are certainly not looking encouraging for the orchard county outfit.

They showed commendable spirit and resilience yesterday but found Monaghan in resolute mood after undergoing a lean spell in the league.

Aimee Mackin scored four points while the experienced Caroline O'Hanlon landed a second half goal that kept Armagh in contention for the most part but Monaghan finished strongly.

They had outstanding players in Cathriona McConnell who landed 1-5 and Ellen McCarron who scored 0-6.

Donegal, though, produced a devastating performance to get the better of All-Ireland champions Cork by 3-16 to 0-12.

The Ulster side were superbly served by key forwards Geraldine McLaughlin and Yvonne McMonagle who scored 3-10 between them, their pace and shooting power proving too much for the Cork defence on this occasion.

Donegal now face a huge task against Mayo in a match which will decide who goes forward to the closing stages of the competition.

The match was due to have taken place earlier in the year.

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