Team News – Tyrone vs Armagh McKenna Cup

Kieran McGeeney has made ten changes to the team that defeated Cavan last Thursday, as Armagh travel to Omagh this weekend to meet All-Ireland champions Tyrone. 

Ciaran Mackin, a debutant the last day out, retains his spot in the starting 15. As does Aidan Forker, Jarly Og Burns, Aidan Nugent and Rian O’Neill. 

While once again handed a starting jersey, all but Burns will begin the game in a different position.

Aidan Forker reverts to the defence as Armagh take on Tyrone
Photo Credit: John Merry

Starting team

The Shane O’Neill’s man shifts to centerfield. He partners Maghery midfielder Ben Crealey, who impressed in the recent charity game against Tyrone. 

Ross McQuillan, the goal scorer from round one, earns a starting berth, coming in at wing half forward. 

Clann Eireann star Tiernan Kelly is on the other side while Ciaron O’Hanlon lines out at centre half forward.

2009 All-Ireland winning minor Andrew Murnin comes in at full forward, with Nugent and O’Neill for company.

Niall Rowland starred for Culloville throughout the Intermediate Club Championship. He gets his first start since the 2018 Division Three National League final against Fermanagh.

Contact us now to discuss advertising opportunities!!
Contact us now to discuss advertising opportunities!!

Full back line

Aidan Forker reverts to his more familiar defensive position, having started in the forward line against Cavan, kicking a first half point. 

His clubmate Ciaran Higgins wears the number three jersey. The 2020 club All-Star full back get his first start since the 2018 qualifier win over Sligo. 

Paddy Burns completes the full back line with Shea Magill, who made his debut against Monaghan last season, the number one choice for goalkeeper this weekend. 

McGeeney has named another strong looking starting line-up as Armagh eye up a last four place. 

A win or a draw will guarantee the Orchard County’s place in the semi-finals. Tyrone would have to win by a large margin for Armagh not to make. 

Paddy Burns is set to start this weekend against Tyrone
Photo Credit: John Merry