McKeegan rings the changes

Armagh manager Karl McKeegan has rung the changes for his sides round two clash with Monaghan on Saturday.

The Orchard County host Monaghan in  the Box-It Athletic Grounds for their first home game of the season.

McKeegan’s side will be out to secure their second victory of the campaign, following an opening day win over Louth.

From the starting team that lined out that day, McKeegan has made seven changes and a number of positional switches.

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Starting team

Connor McAnallen comes into the team, replacing Fintan Woods in the goals.

There are two changes to the full back line, with Odhran McCann the only man returning from last weekend.

Stephen O’Keefe starts at corner forward while Stefan McParland, who came on in the second half of round one, holds the full back position.

Barry Shortt moves out to centre half back, having started at corner back in the eight-point win over Louth.

Oisin O’Hare, another who came off the bench last week, earns his first start on the flank. Niall Lennon will begin the game on the other wing.

Keady midfield

It’s an all Keady midfield pairing with 2022 County Hurler of the Year starting in the centre of the field.

He’ll be joined by Armagh captain Fionntan Donnelly, who claimed a personal tally of 0-6 the last day out.

Tomas Galvin comes into the starting line-up having impressed when coming off the bench last weekend.

The Keady youngster chipped in with 0-3, including the final point of the day, and earns a start.

Conor Renaghan has moved to centre half forward where he’ll be joined by another first-time starter Cormac Jennings.

Sean Og McGuinness earns another start at corner forward having put in an impressive performance last week.

Middletown man Nathan Curry, who came on in the second half in round one, starts at full forward.

He’ll be joined Danny Magee in the inside line. Magee rattled the net twice last weekend and finished as top scorer with 2-1.