Orchard out to raid Roscommon

Armagh are hoping to make it back-to-back Nickey Rackard Cup wins when they take on Roscommon this Sunday.

They tasted their first victory of the competition last weekend, snatching a late victory over Louth.

It essentially with the last puck of the game that Alex O’Boyle, Armagh’s scoring sensation, captured victory.

Karl McKeegan’s side left that second round with a one-point win and confidence will be high in the camp.

It came after an opening round defeat to Donegal, the favourites for the tournament. But Armagh put in a good shift and put it up to the league leaders.

They did so without a number of key men, but some have returned, even to the bench, for this weekend.

Connor Renaghan is back after serving a one game suspension and he starts at wing half forward.

Fionntan Donnelly, who came on against Louth and scored 0-1, earns a starting jersey at corner forward.

There are a number of positional switches throughout the team as well while Armagh have a fairly strong bench to call upon.

The likes of Odhran Curry and Peadar McBride haven’t played a whole pile this year but could see game time.

Armagh are hoping to make it back-to-back Nickey Rackard Cup wins when they take on Roscommon this Sunday.
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Tomas Galvin hasn’t played at all through his soccer commitments and a recent injury picked up as well.

But the Keady youngster, who currently plays with Dungannon Swifts, is once again on the substitute bench.

Ryan Gaffney looks to have come out of retirement as well and he will wear the number 20 jersey on Sunday.

Gaffney is a two-time Nickey Rackard Cup winner having been part of the Armagh teams in 2010 and 2012.

Roscommon won their opening two games and will offer a seriously tough challenge for Karl McKeegan’s side.

See also: O’Boyle sinks Louth with late winner