Armagh’s Mackin signs for AFLW club Melbourne Demons

AFLW club Melbourne Demons have confirmed the signing of Armagh midfielder Blaithin Mackin.

The Shane O’Neill’s player will be the first person from the county to play in the league and the 23-year-old joins Dublin star Sinead Goldrick in pulling on the red and blue. Mackin will finish out the season with Armagh before travelling to Australia.

AFLW list manager Todd Patterson said he was thrilled to be welcoming the athletic talent to Melbourne.

“Blaithin is a very exciting prospect for us to bring over and develop, post the conclusion of her Armagh season,” he told Melbourne Media.

“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.”

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