TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship, semi-final

Armagh v Dublin, Kingspan Breffni, Saturday, 4.30pm


Live coverage on TG4 from 4pm.


Updates on RTÉ Radio 1's Saturday Sport. 


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Can Dublin be stopped?

Will it be a seventh straight All-Ireland Senior Final appearance for Dublin, or Armagh's first since 2006?

All will be revealed at Kingspan Breffni on Saturday as the two counties battle it out for a final slot at Croke Park on 20 December.

When the dust settles on the last-four tie in Cavan, the winners will await Cork or Galway in the Brendan Martin Cup decider.

It is a first championship meeting of the sides in five years. Back in 2015, the Dubs won their semi-final by 11 points at Parnell Park, and that was the second successive year that Armagh had fallen at the penultimate hurdle.

It’s a daunting task for Armagh against four-in-a-row chasing Dublin, but they pose a genuine threat and the Orchard County racked up 10-28 in two group games against Tyrone and Mayo.

Aimee Mackin has been simply sensational to date, registering 3-13 across the course of those two games and turning in successive Player of the Match displays.

Aimee Mackin has been in blistering form for the Orchard County

Captain Kelly Mallon has also been humming in attack, with 2-6 to her name, while Aoife McCoy bagged a hat-trick of goals in the Tyrone opener.

Dublin topped their group with victories over Donegal and Waterford, winning the first game against the Ulster outfit by three points, before defeating the Déise by four.

Skipper Sinéad Aherne, pictured below, is the team's leading scorer with 1-12, and the Sky Blues have had 12 different scorers across the course of their two matches.

While Armagh might be reliant on the scoring prowess of Mackin and Mallon, with evergreen Caroline O’Hanlon pulling the strings, Dublin have the ability to pop up with scoring contributions from all over the pitch.

A fascinating fixture lies in store and the reward for the winners is a crack at Cork or Galway at Croke Park on Sunday, December 20.

Dublin have All-Stars Sinéad Goldrick and Siobhán McGrath, the 2019 Senior Players’ Player of the Year, back in their starting line-up, while Armagh are unchanged from the team that accounted for last year’s semi-finalists Mayo.

Armagh: A Carr; S Marley, C McCambridge, S Grey; T Grimes, B Mackin, G Ferguson; N Coleman, A Bellew; C Marley, A McCoy, A Mackin; C O’Hanlon, K Mallon (capt.), E Lavery.

Dublin: C Trant; M Byrne, N Collins, L Caffrey; A Kane, S McGrath, S Goldrick; L Magee, J Dunne; C Rowe, L Davey, S McCaffrey; S Aherne (capt.), N McEvoy, N Healy.