Cavan have home advantage and will fancy their chances of getting one over on an Armagh side without the services of influential playmaker Caroline O’Hanlon, who’s at the Netball World Cup with Northern Ireland.
Looking at a form-line, Cavan brought Donegal to extra-time in the Ulster semi-final, while Armagh suffered a 15-point defeat against the champions in the provincial decider.
That would suggest that Cavan have the edge but form could count for little in an Ulster derby where both sides who suffered defeat against Donegal in the Ulster Championship go head to head here.
With Cork, one of the leading contenders for All-Ireland Senior glory, also in Group 1, the winners of this tie would be well on course for a quarter-final slot.
Armagh: C O’Hare; S Marley, C McCambridge, R O’Reilly; M Moriarty, C Morgan, C McKenna; A Donaldson, A Mackin; B Mackin, N Reel, K Mallon; N Coleman, T Grimes, A McCoy
Cavan: E Walsh; K McIntyre, R Doonan, S Reilly; S Greene, S Lynch, M Sheridan; N Byrd, S O’Sullivan; D English, A Maguire, A Gilsenan; C Finnegan, A Sheridan, L Fitzpatrick
Cavan v Armagh
Saturday July 13th Throw-in: 2pm
St Aidan’s, Bawnboy
Referee: N McCormack (Laois)