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Hotshot Aimee can point the Orchard in right direction

By Staff Reporter

Armagh scoring ace Aimee Mackin will be expected to shoulder a big burden of responsibility tomorrow when her side faces an important clash with upbeat Galway in Division One of the Lidl Ladies National Football League.

Mackin's nine points were not sufficient to prevent the Orchard county from falling to Mayo last weekend and now manager Sean O'Kane is anxious to see his side recover from that setback and reproduce the form that saw them stun fancied Cork.

Mackin, one of the hottest properties in the ladies game, will come up against a Galway defence that thwarted the strong Monaghan attack in the closing stages of a tense game last weekend which the Connacht county won by 3-12 to 1-13.

While Mackin is very much their go-to player, Armagh are by no means a one-trick pony. Caoimhe Morgan, Mairead Tennyson, Blaithin Mackin, Sinead Finnegan and Sharon Reel bring experience to the table and it will certainly be needed tomorrow.

Tyrone will hope to get back to winning ways when they confront Cavan following their 3-8 to 1-10 loss to Westmeath.

The Red Hands defence looked porous on occasions and manager Gerry Moane is now urging greater vigilance.

Antrim will host Fermanagh at The Dub where home advantage could stand them in good stead while Derry will face Wicklow.

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