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Mackins make Armagh tick again after win over Monaghan

By John Campbell

Armagh maintained their spurt for glory in Division One of the Lidl Ladies Football National League when they beat Monaghan by 2-14 to 2-9 at Pearse Og Park, Armagh yesterday.

And once again the talented Mackin sisters Aimee and Blaithin played a big part in the home team's third victory on the trot.

On this occasion, though, they did not have things all their own way and were forced to absorb an early setback when Monaghan pirated two quick goals.

But when Aimee Mackin created a superb opportunity for Lauren McConville, the latter did not hesitate to fire home.

And when Blaithing Mackin subsequently took a hand, Armagh gained in confidence when the goal helped to secure two more valuable points for Ronan Clarke's fiercely-driven outfit.

But while Armagh aim for the high spots, all is certainly not well in Tyrone and Fermanagh.

The Red Hands ladies again suffered an embarrassing mauling when they fell by 2-10 to 1-2 to a Galway side that won in a canter.

Tyrone boss Gerry Moane certainly has problems on his hand as he strives to rebuild a side that is clearly lacking in experience and guile.

Fermanagh, too, haven't their sorrows to seek.

They had entered their game against Waterford buttressed by hope but slumped to a 5-12 to 0-4 defeat that will certainly send their management scurrying back to the drawing board.

And what about this for a score line?

Limerick 13-29 Carlow 0-0. Enough said!

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