Armagh team named for Ulster final

Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney has named his starting team to take the field on Sunday in the 2023 Ulster final.

It’s Armagh’s first appearance in the provincial showpiece since 2008, the last time they won the Anglo Celt.

To get to this stage, Armagh have beaten three Division Three teams in Antrim, Cavan and Down the last day out.

From the team that downed the Mourne men by ten-points two week’s ago, Armagh have made one change.

Stefan Campbell, who was introduced as a second half substitute and scored off the bench, gets in from the start.

He replaces Jemar Hall at centre half forward. The Forkhill attacker has featured in all but one of Armagh’s league and championship games this year.

Rian O’Neill gets a starting jersey, having worn the number 24 the last day out, replacing Stefan Campbell before throw in.

Starting line up

Ethan Rafferty once again lined out in nets and his head-to-head battle with Odhran Lynch could be compelling viewing.

Conor O’Neill, who made his championship debut against Derry in 2020, starts at corner back. He scored 0-1 against both Cavan and Down.

Aaron McKay and Aidan Forker have been rock-solid throughout the season, and they complete the full back line.

There’s no change in the half back line of Ciaran Mackin, Greg McCabe and Jarly Og Burns. But Mackin or Burns could go to midfield to curtail Conor Glass’ influence.

Photo Credit: John Merry

That would mean shifting either Ben Crealey or Shane McPartlan from the centre of the field. They will once again wear the number 8 and 9 jersey.

‘Soupy’ Campbell starts at centre half forward, with Jason Duffy and Rory Grugan either side of him.

Inside, Andrew Murnin is fit to start, and he’ll be joined by Rian O’Neill and Conor Turbitt in the full forward line.

Campbell, Aidan Nugent and Callum Cumiskey all scored when introduced against Down and McGeeney will be hoping for a similar impact off the bench on Sunday.