Team News – Tyrone vs Armagh

Armagh travel to Omagh this weekend to take on Tyrone in the hope of extending their winning streak to three games.

Padraig O’Connor’s side remain unbeaten so far in the league after early round wins over Louth and Monaghan.

They were two games the Orchard County would have been expected to win. They face a must stiffer test this weekend.

Armagh edged a fascinating tie between the two rivals last year, winning 1-25 to 2-19 in the end.

Tyrone gained revenge in the Nicky Rackard Cup however, securing a 1-18 to 1-16 win in round two.

Starting team

As usual, Champion 15 All-Star Simon Doherty will line out between the sticks from the start.

Tiarnan Nevin has reverted to the full back line and gives a real physical presence on the edge of the square.

Tiarnan Nevin starts at full back against Tyrone
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The Middletown man will have Paddy Quinn and Caolan Rice for company in the last line of defence.

Jim Short takes Nevin’s number seven jersey while Stephen Renaghan and Shea Gaffney keep their places in the half back line.

Middletown duo Paddy McBride and Odhran Curry have formed a solid centerfield partnership. The pair both got on the scoresheet against Monaghan the last day out.

Shaun Toal was a late addition to the starting team against Monaghan. He’ll begin the game at wing half forward.

Nathan Curry and Ryan Gaffney complete the half forward line and both will worry the Tyrone defence.

Dean Gaffney moves to the inside line and the youngster Gaffney brother is currently the teams top scorer with 1-18 in two games.

Eoin McGuinness has been in superb form, netting against both Louth and Monaghan so far in the league.

If anyone knows about scoring goals against Tyrone, it’s Danny Magee. The Sean Treacy’s man has hit four in the last three meetings with the Red Hands.