Armagh and Donegal will carry Ulster’s hopes into the closing stages of the All-Ireland ladies senior football championship over the course of the next forty-eight hours.
Tomorrow the orchard county will meet Meath in the quarter-finals at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones (2.00) while in another last eight battle Donegal will face reigning champions Dublin on Monday, which is a Bank Holiday in the Republic, at Carrick-on-Shannon (2.00).
While Armagh will look to the very much in-form Aimee Mackin who scored 3-6 against Mayo last week-end as well as Caroline O’Hanlon, Aoife McCoy, Kelly Mallon and Clodagh McCambridge for inspiration, Meath are certainly not short on leaders within their line-up with Vikki Wall in particular likely to pose a major danger to Ronan Murphy’s side.
Donegal, meanwhile, face a huge task against All-Ireland champions Dublin. Manager Maxie Curran will seek big performances from players such as Geraldine McLaughlin, Karen Guthrie, Katy Herron, Niamh Hegarty and Niamh McLaughlin as his team eye a last four slot.
In the All-Ireland senior camogie championship Down will host Dublin today in Group Two at Pairc Esler, Newry (5.00). This is a must-win tie for the home side who will lean on Sorcha McCartan, Deirbhile Savage, Niamh Mallon and Dearbhla Magee in their bid to make up lost ground.