Armagh will have to plan without Kevin Dyas and Andrew Murnin for their upcoming Ulster SFC campaign.

After having his lateral meniscus removed, Dyas has been in rehab, but the provincial series has come too soon for him to make a return.

Murnin has been beset with a series of hamstring injuries and it will be 2017 before he is expected to feature again.

Boss Kieran McGeeney will be boosted by yhe news that his captain Ciaran McKeever did complete a full in-house game last Sunday as he looks for full fitness after undergoing knee surgery last February.

The Orchard County begain their quest for provincial honours away to Cavan on 29 May.