Pick your 15 – Midfield

Who do you think should start at midfield for Armagh’s clash with Monaghan in the opening round of the league?

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

Ciaran Mackin

Ciaran Mackin’s breakthrough season in the orange and white was a memorable one as he starred throughout the league.

He was named as The Sideline Eye Player of the League after several standout performances throughout their Division One campaign.

An unfortunate eye injury kept the Shane O’Neill’s man out of the championship however. Although he did come on against Galway in Croke Park.

He didn’t get any game time in the McKenna Cup but will be a key option around the middle for the league.

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Stephen Sheridan

Sheridan came into the starting team against Tyrone in the qualifiers and kept his spot in at midfield.

The Forkhill man scored a point that day in the Athletic Grounds and netted against Donegal in Clones.

Sheridan has played in a number of different positions for Armagh but is most comfortable around the centre of the park.

He made his Armagh debut in the 2015 McKenna Cup and has made over 60 appearances for the Orchard.

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Niall Grimley

Like fellow midfielder Ciaran Mackin, injury disrupted Niall Grimley’s championship campaign last year.

He lined out in Ballybofey against Donegal in the opening round of the championship but that was his last appearance of 2022.

A neck injury kept him sidelined for the rest of the year, but Grimley made his comeback against Antrim in the McKenna Cup.

The Madden midfielder played in all of Armagh’s league games last season, scoring against Dublin in the opening round.

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Ben Crealey

An ever present in the centre of the field last year for Armagh, Crealey gave a number of notable performances.

He starred at midfield against Dublin in the first round of the league, marking five-time All-Star Brian Fenton.

Crealey played in five league games last season, but missed the games against Tyrone and Monaghan.

The Maghery man started in all of Armagh’s championship clashes last year and will hope to have another big year.

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