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Armagh ladies determined to step up their hunt for top-flight promotion

Fine fettle: Aimee Mackin has been in top form for the Armagh ladies
Fine fettle: Aimee Mackin has been in top form for the Armagh ladies
Declan Bogue

By Declan Bogue

Armagh continue their hunt for promotion to the top flight of ladies' football when they face Wexford tomorrow in Silverbridge (throw-in 2pm).

They suffered their only defeat in this year's campaign in the last round with a 3-16 to 2-15 loss to Kerry, but retained their spot at the top of Division Two, with Aimee Mackin, Aoife McCoy and Blaithin Mackin in top form.

Tyrone cannot join them in the promotion race. They lost to Clare in the last round despite delivering one of their best games of the season in Doonbeg.

They have four points on the board, though, and could really do with a positive result when they take on Kerry in Healy Park at 2pm tomorrow.

Monaghan have a dead-rubber fixture against Mayo in Blackhill tomorrow, having been relegated from Division One a fortnight ago after defeat to Tipperary.

Donegal have already qualified for the Division One semi-finals and they face Galway in the last group stage game in Corofin tomorrow.

Down ladies are fighting for survival in Division Three and have a slim chance of staying up when they face table-toppers Meath in Saval, but they need Offaly to lose to Roscommon.

In Division Four, Fermanagh ladies are making serious progress under new manager Johnny Garrity and demolished Carlow in their last fixture by a 33-point margin. Carlow had won their previous four games and were coming in with high levels of confidence.

There is a chance the Erne ladies could repeat the dose when they meet Kilkenny in Kinawley tomorrow - the Leinster side have lost each game by an average of over 30 points.

Antrim have a chance of making the semi-finals if they can beat Carlow in Musgrave Park tomorrow.

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