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2024 TG4 All-Ireland Finals tickets

Armagh determined to get back on track

Armagh determined to get back on track

Armagh v Meath

Armagh Ladies take on Meath in the first round of the All Ireland Championship in Breffni Park Cavan on Sunday evening. The Orchard girls failed to set the Ulster championship alight, suffering a first round defeat to eventual champions Tyrone so they will be determined to get their season back on track with victory over Meath.

The sides last met in 2007 when Armagh emerged victorious by a two point margin after a tight encounter in Clones. Since then a lot has changed for both teams. Like Armagh, Meath were knocked out of their provincial championship in the first round after a comprehensive defeat to Dublin. The Royals have plenty of class within their ranks with the likes of former Allstar Grainne Nulty and Elaine Duffy being particularly influential. Having seen their star wane over the past few years, Meath will be determined to get back on the big stage but Armagh are equally determined to progress.

The Orchard County have a very strong panel this year with a healthy competition for places. New faces have been introduced since last year. All over the field Armagh have some key players. At full back Dervla Toal is a rock while Sinead McCoy has been a revelation making the corner back slot her own. Sinead McCleary provides a great link from defence to attack and Caroline O’Hanlon drives the team from midfield. Up front players such as Mags McAlinden, Shauna O’Hagan and Sharon Reel provide skill and strength needed to overcome the toughest of defences.

Over the last few years this team has failed to live up to their own high standards. On Sunday they have the opportunity to prove their worth.

Kingspan Breffni Park, Sunday 26th of July @ 6.45pm

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