Armagh star makes surprise AFLW switch

March 31, 2023

Armagh's Aimee Mackin warms up. ©INPHO/John McVitty.

Armagh star Aimee Mackin has signed for Melbourne, just a couple of days after effectively ruling out a move to the AFLW.

The 25-year-old former LGFA Player of the Year will join her sister Bláithín and Dublin's Sinead Goldrick at the Demons at the end of this year's All-Ireland Championship. She becomes the 11th new signing confirmed for AFLW 2023.

"I'm really excited and thankful for the opportunity that Melbourne Demons have given me," Mackin said.

"It’s extra special that I’ll get to play alongside my sister and I’m really looking forward to working with all the staff and players for the 2023 season.

"It was a big decision for me, and I’m delighted to have the support from my county Armagh and my club Shane O’Neill’s here in Ireland. Things have moved really fast to make this happen and I’m grateful for their support.

"My focus remains on our GAA campaign, and we will be hoping to give it our best shot this season. I look forward to joining my Melbourne teammates later in the year. Go Dees."

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