Galligan announces team for Orchard trip

Cavan boss Raymond Galligan has announced his squad to travel to Armagh on Saturday for the crucial promotion showdown.

The Breffni Blues haven’t visited the Orchard County since 2020 and it’s been a wee while longer since they won there.

That was way back in 2016 when Cavan overcame Kieran McGeeney’s side fairly convincingly, 3-18 to 0-10.

Galligan was between the sticks that night, as he was against Armagh in the championship last season.

Padraig Faulkner, Jason McLoughlin and Killian Clarke was the full back line eight years ago. All three start on Saturday night.

Ciaran and Killian Brady are another two that have retained their places, and they were in the defence back then too.

Cavan boss Raymond Galligan has announced his squad to travel to Armagh on Saturday for the crucial promotion showdown.
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Gearoid McKiernan, who scored 1-5 in 2016, Conor Moynagh and Marty Reilly are no longer part of the Cavan panel.

Dara McVeety is currently on the treatment table and hasn’t even been named on the bench this weekend.

Starting team

Goalkeeper Gary O’Rourke was superb for Cavan in their last outing against Meath. He pulled off two crucial saves that earned his side a share of the spoils.

The Ballyhaise clubman lined out against Cullyhanna in last year’s Ulster Intermediate final. St Patrick’s edged that game by one-point.

Cian Reilly and Killian Brady are both named in the full back line alongside the experienced Jason McLoughlin.

Cavan boss Raymond Galligan has announced his squad to travel to Armagh on Saturday for the crucial promotion showdown.
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Joint captain Padraig Faulkner and Brian O’Carroll are on the wings with Niall Carolan holding the centre.

Killian Clarke, who could drop deeper into a more defensive role, will line out at centerfield alongside James Smith.

Ciaran Brady, the other joint captain, alongside Cian Madden and Gerard Smith make up the half forward line.

Paddy Lynch is the main man up front for the Breffni Blues, having hit 0-36 in five games so far in the league.

He’ll likely be picked up by Aaron McKay while Armagh will also have to worry about Ryan O’Neill and Caoimhin O’Reilly.