Armagh name team for Galway game

Armagh have made one change to their starting team as they travel to Markievicz Park this weekend to take on Galway. There are two changes to the team that saw off the Oak Leaf County two weeks ago.

Andrew Murnin missed out on Armagh’s 11-point trouncing of Derry through injury and will be a major boost to the attack. He comes into the team for the suspended Connaire Mackin, while Ciaran Higgins replaces Stefan Campbell.

Higgins’ last championship appearance came against Galway last season when Armagh won by one-point. The Maghery defender has only played once this year, against Louth in the first round of the league.

Niall Grimley has retained his place at midfield having given an outstanding performance against Derry. The Madden man was named as The Sideline Eye’s Man of the Match for his display.

Blaine Hughes will once again start in goal for Kieran McGeeney’s men having had a brilliant campaign so far. He has only conceded four goals through the league and championship.

The full back remains the same as the last day with Barry McCambridge, Aaron McKay and Peter McGrane starting. McGrane has recovered from a nasty head injury picked up against Derry the last day out.

Armagh have made one change to their starting team as they travel to Markievicz Park this weekend to take on Galway.
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McCambridge will likely go toe-to-toe with Galway’s main man Shane Walsh. McCambridge picked up Walsh in the Division One league meeting last year and came out on top, holding him scoreless from play.

Higgins and Kelly slot into the half back line, with captain Aidan Forker holding his position on the wing. Grimley and Ben Crealey will once again join up as Armagh’s midfield partnership.

Rian O’Neill starts in the half forward line this time around and will wear the number 11 jersey. He’ll be alongside both Joe McElroy and Oisin Conaty, who will start the game as wing forwards.

Murnin returns to his usual position on the edge of the square and he’ll play alongside Rory Grugan and Conor Turbitt on the inside line.