Tipperary ladies take on Armagh in the Lidl National League Division 2 semi-final

Tipperary ladies take on Armagh in the Lidl National League Division 2 semi-final

Tipperary players celebrate their All Ireland win - now they have a league title in their sights.

Tipperary play Armagh in the Lidl National Football League Division 2 semi-final at 1.00pm at Coralstown/Kinnegad, on Sunday.

Tipperary began their Division 2 campaign by scalping Armagh on their travels but the Premier County know they’re in for a much stiffer test this time.

Armagh have improved incrementally throughout the campaign and will fancy their chances of an immediate return to Division 1.

Caroline O’Hanlon returns to midfield for the Orchard County following her exploits with Netball Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games, while Aimee Mackin will hope to continue her rich vein of attacking form for Armagh.

This is a well-balanced Armagh outfit but Tipp claimed six wins out of seven outings in the group stages and adapted very well to life in the second tier, following last year’s promotion.

Aishling Moloney was the recent star of the Gourmet Food Parlour O’Connor Cup final for DCU and she was this week honoured with The Croke Park Hotel/LGFA Player of the month award for March.

She’s listed at full-forward, with Cahir team-mate and 2017 TG4 Intermediate Players’ Player of the Year Aisling McCarthy in the centre forward role.

This fixture has the ingredients to cook up a real cracker and the winners would fancy their chances of claiming promotion to the top tier.

Tipperary: L Fitzpatrick; S Condon, M Curley, E Buckley; B Condon, S Lambert, C Condon; J Grant, G O’Brien; L Dillon, A McCarthy, N Lonergan, O O’Dwyer, A Moloney, R Howard.

Armagh: C O’Hare; S Reel, C Morgan, S Marley; L McConville, R O’Reilly, M Tennyson; B Mackin, C O’Hanlon; A McCoy, A Mackin, C McCambridge; K Mallon, F McKenna, M McGuinness.