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Goal queen: Aimee Mackin’s three goals boosted Armagh in their win over Mayo. Credit: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Goal queen: Aimee Mackin’s three goals boosted Armagh in their win over Mayo. Credit: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

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Goal queen: Aimee Mackin’s three goals boosted Armagh in their win over Mayo. Credit: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Aimee Mackin was the star of the show as Armagh booked their place in the All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship quarter-finals by beating Mayo by 3-16 to 0-12.

Mackin was in unstoppable form in helping herself to 3-6 as the Orchard County side led by 1-8 to 0-6 at half-time before pressing home their advantage in the second-half.

Mackin’s opportunism and pace proved too much for the Mayo defence to cope with and she received liberal support from Aoife McCoy, Lauren McConville, Niamh Reel and Kelly Mallon in particular.

Antrim, too, were very much on song in overcoming Limerick by 5-10 to 2-7. The Saffrons led by 3-3 to 0-4 at the half-way stage before consolidating their position in the second-half.

Caitlin Taggart (2), Aoife Taggart, Grainne McLaughlin and Therese Mallon were the Antrim goalscorers.

Donegal too turned in an impressive performance by beating Kerry by 2-13 to 2-9. Yet again it was Geraldine McLaughlin who proved to be the ace in the Donegal pack by helping herself to 1-9 of their total, with two of her points coming from frees.

Katy Herron scored Donegal’s other goal in the first-half that helped to give her side a 2-6 to 0-7 interval lead and although Kerry offered stubborn resistance in the second-half, Maxie Curran’s side still managed to close out the game.

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There was, however, disappointment for Tyrone who found Waterford a hot handful in going under by 3-16 to 0-12. Aileen Wall’s goal in the 37th minute was the score that ultimately sealed Waterford’s dominance and although Niamh O’Neill scored 10 of Tyrone’s points, including seven from frees, the Red Hands were never able to get the goals they so badly needed as the match progressed.

In the All-Ireland Camogie Championships Armagh overcame Waterford by 3-12 to 2-8, Derry rose to the occasion in beating Laois by 1-19 to 0-10, but there was agony for Down who lost to Cork by 1-13 to 0-10.


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