Armagh reveal team for Championship opener against Cavan

Updated: Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:54 | Comments

Mark Shields featured in the league campaign for Armagh
Mark Shields featured in the league campaign for Armagh

Armagh have named their team for Sunday’s Ulster Football Championship preliminary round meeting with Cavan in Kingspan Breffni Park.

Mark Shields and 18-year-old Ciaran O’Hanlon will make their Championship debuts for the Orchard County.

Kieran Toner, Charlie Vernon, James Morgan, Niall McConville, Sean Clarke, John Kingham and Aiden Forker are unavailable due to injury.

Armagh assistant manager Brendan Hughes told Armagh TV: "At the start of the year when we came together as a management team we looked for a new team and we looked for a young, fast and exciting team.

"We feel this team going out on Sunday has all of the attributes that we were looking for in the group.

"The fact that we have seven players unavailable to us, shows, with the quality of the team has been selected, the depth of quality and standard that we have available.

"In addition to the seven unavailable, there is obviously other players of quality ready to come into action. We are happy with team we have picked.

"The players are going well in training and the players are picked on form.

"We are going to Cavan full of confidence."

Armagh team to face Cavan on Sunday: Philip McEvoy, Paul McKeown, Declan McKenna, Mark Shields, Aaron Kernan, Brendan Donaghy, Ciaran McKeever, James Lavery, Stephen Harold, Caolan Rafferty, Ciaran O’Hanlon, Kevin Dyas, Tony Kernan, Jamie Clarke, Stefan Forker

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