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15th Jun 2022

AFLW side Melbourne Demons sign young Armagh star

Lee Costello

“Blaithin comes from a great GAA family.”

Armagh star Blaithin Mackin has officially signed with Australian Football side Melbourne Demons. 

The midfielder has impressed for club and county over the past few years, playing a key role in Armagh’s recent success and comes from good footballing pedigree.

The 23-year-old is sister to fellow Orchard ladies star Aimee Mackin, and has two brothers, Ciaran and Connaire, who both play at senior level.

The 2020 All-Star will play the remainder of the 2022 championship season which kicks off this weekend against the reigning All-Ireland champions, Meath.

“Blaithin is a very exciting prospect for us to bring over and develop, post the conclusion of her Armagh season,” AFLW list manager Todd Patterson said.

“We are really open minded as to where she will settle on the field, however she does look to have some natural instincts suited to the forward half.

“Blaithin comes from a great GAA family with numerous siblings that have helped develop her into a very impressive young woman.”