Team News – Armagh v Kildare

Armagh suffered their first defeat of the campaign the last day out but have a chance to bounce back on Saturday against Kildare.

The Orchard have enjoyed the better of the recent history between the two sides. A win this evening would really enhance their chances of reaching the last four.

Kieran McGeeney’s men have been playing well. The squad depth has helped push his side on this season.

Geezer has named his starting team to face his former team, but we could see a few late additions before throw in.


Blaine Hughes has been named between the sticks for Saturday’s showdown, although he missed the Mayo clash.

Ethan Rafferty was favoured over the Carrickcruppen netminder and performed a ‘sweeper keeper’ role.

Rafferty is well used to bombing up the field as he is commonly known as a midfielder or a forward.

The Grange man has some experience in nets and could get the start once again tomorrow evening.

The Armagh team named to face Kildare

Greg McCabe returns to the starting line out. The Shane O’Neill’s defender slots into the full back line, with Aaron McKay in the other corner.

Aidan Forker is a nailed-on starter, and he is handed the number three shirt. He’s sure to go up against Kildare dangerman Daniel Flynn.

The half back line hasn’t changed all year and it will once again be Connaire Mackin, Niall Rowland and Jarly Og Burns.

Ciaran Mackin has been a great find this season and he will once again partner Stephen Sheridan in the middle.

Stefan Starts

Jemar Hall started the first three games but was replaced by Stefan Campbell before the Mayo game.

The hard-working wing half forward returns to the starting fold along side Rory Grugan and Tiernan Kelly.

Campbell keeps his place in the starting 15, this time at corner forward replacing Aidan Nugent.

Jason Duffy and Rian O’Neill complete the inside line for the Orchard County.