Armagh name League final starting team

Kieran McGeeney has named his Armagh starting team to face Donegal in the Division Two NFL final on Sunday.

The two teams travel to Croke Park with unbeaten records so far in the league. But one of those records will be shattered this weekend.

Donegal only dropped one point in the entire league and that was a round four draw with the Orchard County.

Armagh finished second in the league table after they could only earn a share of the spoils in Cork last weekend.

From the team that lined out against the Rebels last Saturday evening, Armagh have made four changes.

Kieran McGeeney has named his Armagh starting team to face Donegal in the Division Two NFL final on Sunday.
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Ciaran Mackin comes into midfield, replacing his older brother Connaire. Aidan Forker and Andrew Murnin are back in ahead of Jason Duffy and Tiernan Kelly.

Stefan Campbell has been named to start as well, although he was replaced by Rian O’Neill before the throw in last week.

Ciaran Mackin earns his first minutes since the Fermanagh game. Mackin missed Armagh’s clashes with Cavan and Cork.

Starting Team

Blaine Hughes retains the number one jersey having been one of Armagh’s best performers so far this year.

Hughes conceded his first two goals of the campaign against Cork but will be eyeing up a Croke Park clean sheet.

The full back line has a fairly settled look to it. Paddy Burns, McKay and Peter McGrane all keep their jerseys.

Kieran McGeeney has named his Armagh starting team to face Donegal in the Division Two NFL final on Sunday.
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Skipper Aidan Forker is back at the centre of the defence, and he’ll have Greg McCabe and Barry McCambridge for support.

Mackin partners Ben Crealey, who chipped in with 0-2 including a mark against Cork, at midfield.

Campbell and Rory Grugan are alongside Joe McElroy in the half forward line. McElroy was replaced at half time last week due to a hand injury.

The full forward line has plenty of scoring potential and is made up by Conor Turbitt, Andrew Murnin and Oisin Conaty.