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Dublin: 8°C Saturday 15 May 2021

Injury rules Armagh captain McKeever out of Sunday's All-Ireland qualifier against Galway

Galway are heading to the Athletic Grounds on Sunday afternoon.

McKeever remains sidelined with a calf problem.
McKeever remains sidelined with a calf problem.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Updated at 13.45pm

ARMAGH HAVE HAD to plan for Sunday’s All-Ireland qualifier against Galway without captain Ciaran McKeever as he continues to be sidelined with a calf complaint.

McKeever missed the 2-17 to 2-7 win over Wicklow a fortnight ago but has failed to recover in time for Sunday’s clash at the Athletic Grounds.

Kevin Dyas and Mark Shields are also ruled out through injury but Aaron Findon returns after sitting out the Round 1B fixture. His recovery from an ankle knock sees Tony Kernan drop to the bench.

Galway have also shown their hand with Kevin Walsh making three changes to the side that suffered defeat in the Connacht championship.

Brian O’Donoghue is named in goal where he will replace Manus Breathnach.

In defence Gareth Bradshaw starts at wing-back in place of Patrick Sweeney while Micheal Breathnach’s Peadar Og O’Griofa comes in to the attack at corner-forward instead of Danny Cummins.


1. Matthew McNeice

2. Andy Mallon
3. Charlie Vernon
4. James Morgan

5. Michael Murray
6. Brendan Donaghy
7. Sean Connell

8. Aaron Findon
9. Ethan Rafferty

10. Stefan Campbell
11. Aidan Forker
12. Caolan Rafferty

13. Miceal McKenna
14. Andrew Murnin
15. Jamie Clarke.


1. Brian O’Donoghue (Claregalway)

2. Johnny Duane (St James)
3. Finian Hanley (Salthill/Knocknacarra)
4. Cathal Sweeney (Killannin)

5. Liam Silke (Corofin)
6. Gary O’Donnell (Tuam Stars)
7. Gareth Bradshaw (Moycullen)

8. Fiontan O’Curroin (Micheal Breathnach)
9. Tomas Flynn (Athenry)

10. Gary Sice (Corofin)
11. Paul Conroy (Capt) (St James)
12. Sean Denvir (Micheal Breathnach)

13. Peadar Og O’Griofa (Micheal Breathnach)
14. Damien Comer (Annaghdown)
15. Michael Lundy (Corofin)

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