Armagh’s Aimee Mackin out for the season after suffering cruciate ligament injury

Shane O’Neill’s forward was taken off during Ulster final win over Donegal

Aimee Mackin hit the post on her debut in the Women's AFL
Aimee Mackin will miss Armagh's All-Ireland championship campaign after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in Sunday's Ulster final win over Donegal in Clones

Armagh’s star forward Aimee Mackin is set to miss the rest of the season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury.

The Shane O’Neill’s player suffered the injury during Armagh’s Ulster senior final win Donegal at Clones on Sunday.

Mackin, who was named Footballer of the Year in 2020 and is a two-time winner of the Irish News Allstar Ladies’ Footballer of the Year, spent last autumn playing AFL with the Melbourne Demons where her sister Blaithin was already a recruit.

Blaithin Mackin has missed most Armagh’s successful league and championship campaign after suffering a knee injury in a challenge match earlier this year.

Armagh regained their Ulster senior title after defeating Donegal in extra-time in Sunday’s provincial final in Clones.

They begin their All-Ireland Senior Championship campaign on June 8 and will be among the favourites for the competition following their success in winning the Lidl National League Division One title in April but the loss of Mackin will be a huge blow to their chances.