Six changes to Armagh starting line up

Kieran McGeeney has made six changes to the Armagh starting team that defeated by 12-points Antrim last week.

Armagh will expect a more competitive encounter tomorrow when they take on Cavan in Breffni Park.

Eoin Woods and Shane McPartland earned first starts against the Saffron’s, and McGeeney made 12 subs at half time.

In total, 30 players saw game as Armagh began their 2023 season with a bang, winning the first round of the McKenna Cup.

First 15

Ethan Rafferty retains his spot between the sticks and is back in the starting line up for this evenings game.

Greg McCabe and Aaron McKay come into the full back line, replacing Paddy Burns and Aaron McKay. Ross Finn retains the number four jersey.

It’s the exact same half back line that lined out from the start last Wednesday evening against Antrim.

Both Conor O’Neill and Barry McCambridge got on the scoresheet while Jarly Og Burns is now a regular at wing half back.

Stefan Campbell, who kicked a score after coming off the bench against Antrim, starts at centerfield ahead of Niall Grimley. He’s partnered by Stephen Sheridan.

Photo Credit: John Merry

First start

Joe Sheridan earns his first start in the orange and white after impressing, with a goal, when introduced last week.

The Madden half forward made his debut against Tyrone in last years McKenna Cup and finished with 1-1 versus Antrim.

Callum Cumiskey, back on the Armagh squad, lines out at centre half forward. Cumiskey really impressed for Crossmaglen in the championship this year.

Tiernan Kelly, Armagh’s first scorer in last week’s opening round, holds on to the number 12 jersey.

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Rory Grugan will make his first appearance of the season at corner forward, with Conor Turbitt and Aidan Nugent completing the inside line.

Turbitt picked up the Man of the Match award last Wednesday, following his first half performance that yielded 1-2.

The Clann Eireann sharpshooter made his Armagh debut against Cavan in the McKenna Cup in 2020.

That game was also played in Breffni Park and ‘Turbo’ top scored on the day with a final tally of 2-2.

Connaire Mackin, Ross McQuillan and Jason Duffy have all been named on a strong looking subs bench.