Hall available as Armagh make three changes

By Michael McMullan

ARMAGH have made three chances from their Ulster final defeat ahead of their All-Ireland opener with Westmeath this weekend.

Jemar Hall, who played in 11 of the previous 13 games, makes a return to the panel after injury forced him out against Derry.

Conor Turbitt, who failed to score in the previous outings, makes way for vice-captain Aidan Nugent who makes a first start since the first league of the league, a win over Monaghan.

Ben Crealey didn’t feature against Derry and is listed ahead of Shane McParland with the only other change seeing recent impact sub Stefan Campbell listed with Barry McCambridge against listed among the subs. It was the same in the final, but the Clann Éireann man came in as one of two late changes.

Kieran McGeeney’s side are in a group with Ulster rivals Tyrone and All-Ireland finalists Galway. The latter met last weekend with Pádraic Joyce’s side coming through by three points.

Armagh will travel to Omagh next weekend before a showdown with the Connacht champions – at a neutral venue – to complete the group.

Armagh: Ethan Rafferty, James Morgan, Aaron McKay, Aidan Forker, Greg McCabe, Conor O’Neill, Jarly Óg Burns, Ben Crealey, Ciaran Mackin, Rory Grugan, Jason Duffy, Stefan Campbell, Andrew Murnin, Rian O’Nell, Aidan Nugent
Subs: Shea Magill, Ciaran Higgins, Barry McCambridge, Ross McQuillan, Callum Cumiskey, Connaire Mackin, Shane McParland, Conor Turbitt, Jemar Hall, Cian McConville, Oisin Conaty

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