Team news: Orchard ring the changes

January 09, 2019

Armagh's Rian O'Neill in action against Cavan.
©INPHO/Donall Farmer.

The Armagh starting 15 for tonight’s top of the table McKenna Cup clash with Monaghan shows five changes from the team that secured a comfortable victory over Antrim last Sunday.

The experienced Charlie Vernon – who featured as a substitute against the Saffrons – comes into midfield to partner Stephen Sheridan with Jarlath Og Burns switching to the half-forward line.

Up front, Jamie Clarke is replaced by his Crossmaglen club-mate Rian O’Neill in the number 15 jersey.

Aaron McKay (full-back), Greg McCabe (centre-back) and Niall Grimley (right half-forward) are also handed starts by Kieran McGeeney.

Throw-in at the Athletic Grounds is timed for 8pm.

Armagh (McKenna Cup SF v Monaghan) – Blaine Hughes; Ryan Kennedy, Aaron McKay, Connaire Mackin; Mark Shields, Greg McCabe, Aidan Forker; Stephen Sheridan, Charlie Vernon; Niall Grimley, Rory Grugan, Jarlath Og Burns; Stefan Campbell, Jack Grugan, Rian O’Neill.

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