Team news ahead of Tyrone’s midweek trip to Armagh

By Michael McMullan

TYRONE and Armagh have named their teams for the midweek Dr McKenna Cup clash, , BOX-IT Athletic Grounds 7.30pm.

Kieran McGeeney has named a more experienced team having fielded a novice side in their opening game, a drubbing at the hands of Donegal in Ballybofey.

There are returns for Oisin O’Neill and Tiernan Kelly after long-term injury, with debuts for Callum O’Neill and Darragh McMullan.

Jarly Óg Burns, who had initially opted out for 2024, made a u-turn and is listed among the subs.

There is still a chance for Armagh to advance to this weekend’s semi-finals.

Donegal’s win over Armagh has been declared void due to Finbar Roarty being ineligible with their score difference of +16 also taken away.

A Tyrone win would see Donegal join Derry in the semi-finals as group winners, but an Armagh victory would leave a three-way tie with score difference coming into play.

Brian Dooher and Fearghal Logan have made three enforced chances from their defeat to Donegal.

Conor Cush, Steve Donaghy, Ruairi and Darragh Canavan are unavailable due to Sigerson Cup duty with Ulster University against champions UCC in Abbotstown.

They will have 2021 All-Ireland winning captain Padraig Hampsey on the bench.

Armagh: Shea Magill, Tomas McCormack, Aaron McKay, Peter McGrane, Connaire Mackin, Niall Rowland, Mark Shields, Ciaran Higgins, Ben Crealey, Joe Sheridan, Callum O’Neill (Belleek), Tiernan Kelly, Cian McConville, Oisin O’Neill, Darragh McMullan

Subs: David O’Hagan Justin Kieran, Jarly Óg Burns, Niall Grimley, Jemar Hall, Ciaran O’Hanlon, Oisin Conaty, Sean Conlon, Sam McClarnon, Conor Magennis, Michael McConville

Tyrone: Niall Morgan, Conall Devlin, Michael McKernan, Aidan Clarke, Ben Cullen, Tarlach Quinn, Niall Devlin, Brian Kennedy, Aodhan Donaghy, Ryan Jones, Peter Harte, Ciaran Daly, James Garrity, Lorcan McGarrity, Tiarnan Quinn

Subs: Lorcan Quinn, James Donaghy, Padraig Hampsey, Dalaigh Jones, Conn Kilpatrick, Nathan McCarron, Darren McCurry, David Mulgrew, Seanie O’Donnell, Oisin O’Kane, Cormac Quinn


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