Tyrone name side to take on Armagh

Brian Dooher and Feargal Logan have named their Tyrone team to take on Armagh in the McKenna Cup on Wednesday night.

The Red Hand County travel to the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds have lost to Donegal last Sunday afternoon.

Tyrone have made a few changes from the side that lost to Jim McGuinness’ men by two-points in Omagh.

Nine players retain their starting spots, with six players earning their first starts of the 2024 campaign.

Niall Morgan holds his place between the sticks. The Edendork shot stopper held a clean sheet in Sunday’s encounter.

He also didn’t concede a goal against Armagh when the sides met in the championship last year.

Brian Dooher and Fergal Logan have named their Tyrone team to take on Armagh in the McKenna Cup on Wednesday night.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Corner backs Conall Devlin, a newbie to the county scene this year, and Aidan Clarke hold their positions.

Michael McKernan, who lined out at centre half forward on Sunday, retreats into the full back line for Wednesday night.

Tarlach Quinn will man the centre of the Tyrone defence and he’ll be flanked by Ben Cullen and Niall Devlin.

Midfield

At midfield, 2021 All-Ireland Brian Kennedy retains his starting spot and will once again be partnered with Aodhan Donaghy.

In the forward line, only Peter Harte has held onto his starting place, with the five other attackers from Sunday dropped to the bench.

Brian Dooher and Fergal Logan have named their Tyrone team to take on Armagh in the McKenna Cup on Wednesday night.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Harte, who played at wing back against Armagh last season, will start Wednesday’s game at centre half forward.

The inexperienced duo of Ryan Jones and Ciaran Daly will begin the game either side of the 2021 All-Ireland winner.

In the full forward line, James Garrity of Trillick, who scored 0-2 against Crossmaglen in the Ulster Club Championship, is named at corner forward.

Lorcan McGarrity of Carrickmore and Dungannon’s Tiarnan Quinn complete Tyrone’s full forward line.

The likes of Padraig Hampsey, Darragh Canavan and Darren McCurry are on the bench, and may see some game time before the evening is out.