O’Neill returns to starting line up

Rian O’Neill has returned to the Armagh starting line up as they take on Derry in Celtic Park this weekend.

O’Neill missed out last week through injury as the Orchard County begin their All-Ireland campaign with a win.

Five points was the difference in the end as nine different scorers got on the scoresheet for Kieran McGeeney’s side.

O’Neill replaces his namesake Conor as the Killeavy man will miss out on the rest of the season due to a ruptured Achilles.

The Crossmaglen man will start at midfield, with Tiernan Kelly moving to wing half forward and Joe McElory starting at wing half back.

Starting Team

Blaine Hughes will once again start as Armagh’s number one and he’ll hope to continue his fine form.

The Carrickcruppen shot stopper pulled off a magnificent save last weekend and has only conceded four goals this year.

Barry McCambridge is in from the start again at corner back, with Paddy Burns missing out through injury.

He’ll be joined by Aaron McKay and Peter McGrane. McCambridge could be the one detailed to pick up Derry dangerman Shane McGuigan and that match up with be key.

Rian O'Neill has returned to the Armagh starting line up as they take on Derry in Celtic Park this weekend.
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McElroy moves into the half back line, where he started the Ulster final, alongside Ciaran Mackin and captain Aidan Forker.

O’Neill will once again partner Ben Crealy in the middle of the field. Their centerfield battle with Conor Glass and Brendan Rogers will be huge.

Tiernan Kelly pushes up to the half forward line where he’ll start alongside playmaker Rory Grugan and Stefan Campbell.

The Sideline Eye man of the match from last week, Andrew Murnin, begins the game at full forward. Oisin Conaty and Conor Turbitt will also be on the inside line.