Armagh name team ahead of All-Ireland semi-final

By Michael McMullan

ARMAGH have named their side for Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Roscommon in Croke Park (4pm)

Kiernan McGeeney and his management have included Paddy Burns for the first time since their Ulster semi-final win over Down. He takes over from Ciaran Higgins who drops out of the 26.

The Orchard County have nine players in all that have started all seven of their championship games to date but will also be without Ciaran Mackin with long term injury.

Stefan Campbell has again been held in reserve. It leaves the Orchard bench stacked with Oisín O’Neill. Jason Duffy, Aidan Nugent and Ross McQuillan have having made an impact on their road to the last eight.

Armagh: Blaine Hughes; Paddy Burns, Aaron McKay, Peter McGrane; Barry McCambridge, Tiernan Kelly, Aidan Forker; Niall Grimley, Ben Crealey, Oisin Conaty, Rian O’Neill, Joe McElroy; Rory Grugan, Andrew Murnin, Conor Turbitt
Ethan Rafferty, Connaire Mackin, Jason Duffy, Greg McCabe, Aidan Nugent, Oisin O’Neill, Stefan Campbell, Shane McParland, Ross McQuillan, Jarly Óg Burns, Darragh McMullen

• Check out our Gaelic Lives All-Ireland SFC quarter-final preview show with Éamonn Fitzmaurice on  Spotify. Link below.

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