Pick your starting 15 – Full Forward Line

Full Forward Line

There’s no doubt that when it comes to picking the full forward line, the Armagh management team are met with a tremendous headache.

There is serious potential in all the candidates and they all offer a huge attacking threat to the opposition’s goal.

Jamie Clarke

Has been Armagh’s go-to forward for such a long time now and is still a fan favourite within the Orchard County.

With the talent Armagh now hold in attack, it’s no longer possible for opponents to just focus on Clarke.

He hit 0-18 during Armagh’s Championship campaign last season, and this Saturday would have marked ten years since Clarke made his Championship debut, against Derry in 2010.

Conor Turbitt

The Clann Eireann sharp-shooter enjoyed an incredible start to life as an inter-county footballer earlier in the season.

‘Turbo’ hit 2-2 in the first round of the McKenna Cup against Cavan while racking up 1-6 against the same opposition in the league.

Only Rian O’Neill and Rory Grugan scored more than the talented attacker in the league and Turbitt has the pace and accuracy to challenge for a spot in the full forward line.

Andrew Murnin

Injury has halted Murnin’s participation over the last few years but when fit, he is certainly an excellent contender for a spot in the full forward line.

His match-winning goal against Down last season, after coming on as a sub, was a huge moment in Armagh’s year.

2020 has also been an unlucky year on the injury front, but Murnin holds all the necessary traits of an inside target man.

Rian O’Neill

The Crossmaglen sensation burst onto the county scene during 2019 and has become the focal point of the Armagh attack.

Strong, powerful and a quality free taker, the younger O’Neill brother can play anywhere from midfield up, but is at his best closer to goal.

Recorded 0-19 across Armagh’s five league games, making him their top scorer and there’s no doubt O’Neill would have been included in the full forward line for the first round of the Championship.

Ethan Rafferty

Another strong option for the edge of the square, Rafferty is well suited to route one football and is a powerful presence in the full forward line.

The Grange man was instrumental in helping his club claim the Intermediate Championship, raising a green flag in the final.

Has featured in midfield and in the half forward line in the last few years, but Rafferty is best suited to Armagh’s inside line.

Vote for the three players that would make up your full forward line.