Pick your 15 – Full back line

Who do you think should be included in the Armagh full back against Monaghan in the opening round of the league?

Armagh travel to Castleblayney next Saturday evening and there’s plenty of spots up for grabs.

James Morgan

Morgan didn’t see any action in the McKenna Cup but undoubtedly remains one of the best defenders in the Armagh ranks.

A noted man-marker. Morgan has marked all the best forwards in the game, including Shane Walsh in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Ross Finn

Finn made his Armagh debut in 2021 but missed out on most of last year due to an injury at the start of the season.

The Granemore man was terrific throughout the club championship. He picked up a club All-Star as Granemore made their first ever Senior Championship final.

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Lee Rice

Last years Armagh u-20 captain missed the entire season following a nasty leg injury during a training session.

Rice made two appearances in the McKenna Cup against Antrim and Cavan and is definitely one for the future.

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Aidan Forker

The versatile Maghery man is one of the main leaders in the Armagh team, and a tight man-marking defender.

Forker played the first half of the Antrim game in the McKenna Cup but didn’t tog out against Cavan.

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Ciaran Higgins

Higgins has been a star for Maghery over the last number of years, although he picked up an injury during the club championship last year.

Higgins impressed against Antrim in the second half and made his Armagh debut in the 2017 McKenna Cup.

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Aaron McKay

Aaron McKay made his first appearance of the year against Cavan, starting in the full back position.

The Dromintee man played in all of Armagh’s league and championship encounters last year as they reached the last eight.

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Peter McGrane

McGrane made his Armagh debut against Antrim and has been a leader for the minor and u-20 sides in recent years.

He’s currently on the QUB Sigerson panel and kicked an important score when they saw off Belfast rivals UU.

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Paddy Burns

Burns played against Antrim in the first round of the year and is a constant in the Armagh line up when injury free.

He made just one appearance in the championship last year, in Armagh’s famous five-point win over Tyrone.

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