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Kelly Mallon taking nothing for granted as Armagh step up promotion bid

Kelly Mallon
Kelly Mallon

By John Campbell

A runaway victory over Laois is not being allowed to breed complacency within the Armagh ladies' side as they prepare for tomorrow's National League Division Two round two tie against Cavan at Clonmore.

Skipper Kelly Mallon, while pleased her side is already showing a deft scoring touch, points to Cavan's gritty draw with Tyrone last Sunday as one good reason why her side should tread with caution.

"We certainly won't be taking anything for granted," said Mallon.

Cavan will travel comforted by the resilience and spirit they revealed against Tyrone.

Meanwhile, Donegal hope to build on their stunning win over Dublin last weekend by getting the better of Mayo. Down will make the long haul to face Wicklow in Aughrim while Leitrim will host Derry in Cloone and Antrim and Derry will meet in an Ulster derby tie.

Elswhere, there are three quarter-final ties down for decision today in the MacRory Cup and undoubtedly the most attractive of these is the orchard county derby between the holders St Ronan's, Lurgan and St Patrick's, Armagh at the Athletic Grounds (5.00).

St Ronan's include a handful of players from their all-conquering 2018 side while St Patrick's, coached by Mickey Harte's son Mark, will look to Michael Conroy and Michael McGleenan for inspiration.

In the other two ties Omagh CBS will meet St Colman's Newry at Scotstown (2.30), while St Michael's Enniskillen take on Abbey CBS, Newry at Clones (1.00).

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