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Armagh are all fired up to take Ulster derby spoils


Aoife McCoy

It may still only be early days in relation to the Lidl Ladies National Football League but there will be more than an element of high-season intensity when Armagh and Tyrone clash in Division 2 Round 2 at Silverbridge tomorrow (2pm).

Tyrone will go into action having suffered a 2-14 to 2-6 defeat to Meath last weekend, whereas Armagh made their long haul to Clare fruitful by romping home by 5-8 to 1-8.

Skipper Kelly Mallon, along with Aoife McCoy and Blaithin Mackin, set the tone for Armagh's display and can do so again tomorrow, while the Red Hand girls will look to Niamh O'Neill, Niamh McGirr and Emma Brennan to plot a much-needed victory.

Antrim will face Louth at The Dub (2pm) anxious to make amends for their slip-up against Offaly last weekend.

On the credit side, newcomer Ellen Morgan created quite a stir by hitting 1-1 for the Saffrons, and will almost certainly be in action again tomorrow. Last year Antrim made considerable progress and they are already focused on extricating themselves from Division Four.

Donegal and Monaghan will be in action today when they meet Waterford and Clare respectively. Donegal face the long haul to Fraher Field, Dungarvan where they will face a rejuvenated Waterford side, while Monaghan will surely feel comfortable at St Tiernach's Park, Clones against Clare.

Meanwhile, in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie National League Division 2 Group 1, Down and Derry are scheduled to cross swords at Mayobridge tomorrow (2pm).

Belfast Telegraph