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Armagh just don't do complacency, insists McAtamney


Major role: Caroline O’Hanlon can inspire Armagh
Major role: Caroline O’Hanlon can inspire Armagh
John Campbell

By John Campbell

They may have remained unbeaten in their five matches in the Lidl Ladies National Football League to date but there is no danger of Armagh becoming complacent according to joint manager Fionnuala McAtamney.

As they prepare to face Kerry tomorrow in Division Two at the Athletic Grounds (12.00pm), the Orchard county girls have already been made fully aware that they are meeting another side which has yet to taste defeat.

But Kerry have only played three matches to date, having won one and drawn two, leaving Armagh with a much superior track record.

"We just don't do complacency," maintains McAtamney. "We have no intention of taking our foot off the pedal."

Not only have Armagh retained an impeccable record in the league but their scoring difference of 54 points would be more than enough to fend off any late challenge to their authority that might emerge.

They will again look to players like Caroline O'Hanlon, Kelly Mallon, Aoife McCoy, Aimee Mackin, Niamh Coleman, Clodagh McCambridge and Blaithin Mackin to spark their efforts tomorrow.

Tyrone, meanwhile, are finding the going much tougher in Division Two. They have won one game and drawn one in five outings and face a tricky assignment against Clare in Doonbeg tomorrow.

Red Hands boss Gerry Moane has watched his side fall from grace somewhat but remains hopeful that they might come with a late surge.

Two Ulster sides face stiff tests in Division Four with Antrim taking on Louth at Cooley (2.00pm) and Fermanagh making the long haul to face Carlow at the Carlow IT complex (2.00pm).

Carlow lead Division Four with 12 points but Antrim and Fermanagh share joint second place on 10 points each.

This makes Fermanagh's meeting with Carlow particularly important as victory for the Erne girls could thrust them into the spotlight for promotion.

Antrim, too, have been consistent of late and should they get the better of Louth this could shorten the odds on the two Ulster sides finishing on a real high.

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