This is thread is for games not involving Dublin obviously.
It started off last night with an all Ulster group clash.
The All-Ireland Ladies’ Football Championship kicked off Friday night at Kingspan Breffni Park in Cavan as Armagh ran out 12 point winners over Tyrone 6-16 - 3-13. Certainly one for the purists. Such an open game through the whole 60 minutes.
Aimee Mackin starred for the Orchard county putting on a clinic throughout scoring 1-6 with 1-5 from play. Caroline O’Hanlon dictated tempo as captain and had so much possession in the second half while also tallying a goal for herself. It was a very calm side-foot finish into the far corner of the net. Kelly Mallen ended up getting the goal of the half hitting the top corner. Aoife McCoy was the beneficiary of all the movement up front from the forwards through out the whole game ending with 3-0.
Tyrone were pretty naive defensively but gave a decent account off themselves. Was quite impressed with Chloe McCaffrey who I hadn’t seen before this. She ended up with 1-4 in the end. Her goal off of woeful goalkeeping from the Armagh number 1 Anna Carr. Niamh O’Neill top scored for the Red Hand ending with 2-4. Her first goal again a big error by the keeper.
It looks like a straight head to head between Armagh and Mayo now for group winner.
Armagh: Aoife McCoy 3-0, Aimee Mackin 1-6 (0-1f), Kelly Mallon 1-3 (0-2f), Caroline O’Hanlon 1-2, Catherine Marley and Eve Lavery 0-2, TiarnaGrimes 0-1
Tyrone: Niamh O’Neill 2-4, Chlow McCaffrey 1-4, Grainne Rafferty 0-3, Emma Brennan and Caitlin Kelly 0-1 each.
POTM: Aimee Mackin (Shane O’Neills)