Canavan will play at full forward for the League champions while Sean Cavanagh, who made a massive impact when moved to midfield against Donegal, retains the spot alongside clubmate Ryan Mellon.
Cavanagh’s move to the middle is as much through necessity as choice, as a neck injury suffered last weekend keeps Kevin Hughes out.
Cormac McAnallen has yet to appear this season due to a knee injury, although his encouraging progress has enabled manager Mickey Harte to name him among the subs for the first time.
Michael McGee comes into a reshuffled defence as a result of Declan McCrossan’s hamstring injury, while Pascal McConnell returns in goal in place of John Devine.
Galway have delayed naming their team to meet Roscommon because three of their players are on Sigerson Cup duty. Michael Meehan, Mathew Clancy and Lorcan Colleran all featured on the NUIG team which yesterday defeated UCC in the semi-final of the competition and all are likely to play in today’s semi-final against Maynooth College.
Pauric Nolan’s worries continue to pile up ahead of Kildare’s NFL meeting with Mayo in Ballina. The latest casualty is Castlemitchell forward Tadhg Fennin who picked up a calf muscle injury in training on Tuesday night. Also on the injured list is veteran attacker Eddie McCormack, who fractured a bone in his hand and will not take part in any of the remaining NFL games.
Division 2B table toppers Wexford have ruled out a quick return for All Star replacement, Leigh O’Brien ahead of their meeting with Tipperary.
Michael Reidy, top scorer with Limerick footballers in both League and championship last season, has paid a price for recent loss of form by his omission from the team to play Offaly in a crucial Division 2A game at Kilmallock on Sunday.
Reidy makes way for dual player Brian Begley who was introduced as a sub against Westmeath last weekend. The centre-back position will be filled by Stephen Lucey if he escapes injury in his Sigerson Cup duties with UCD and the county hurlers on Saturday.
* Members of the Thomond College side, which won the All-Ireland senior club football championship title 25 years ago will meet at UL tonight to mark the anniversary of their famous achievement. In the Munster final, they were involved in four titanic battles with Nemo Rangers, before winning 3-8 to 2-5.
TYRONE (SF v Armagh): P McConnell, R McMenamin, C Holmes, M McGee, C Gormley, G Devlin, P Jordan, R Mellon, S Cavanagh, S Mulgrew, B McGuigan, B Dooher, F McGuigan, P Canavan, O Mulligan.
WEXFORD (SF v Tipperary): J Cooper, C Morris, A N Other, N Murhy, R Mallon, D Murphy, P Curtis, R Hassey, W Carley, A N Other, D Breen, M Forde, P Carley, P Colfer, J Hegarty.
MAYO (SF v Kildare): P Burke, K Mortimer, P Kelly, R Connelly, A Roche, G Mullins, F Costello, D Heaney, F Kelly, J Gill, D Sweeney, D Tierna, M Sheridan, A Dillon, C Mortimer.
LIMERICK (SF v Offaly): S O’Donnell; M O’Riordan, D Sheehy, T Stack, L Lavin, AN Other, P Browne; J Quane, J Galvin; C Mullane, J Murphy, J Stokes, S Kelly, B Begley, M Gavin.
CARLOW (SF v Derry): J Clarke; C McCarthy, B Farrell, B English; W Minchin, J Hayden, W Power; T Walsh, J McGrath; J Nevin, D Byrne, J Kavanagh; S Rea, P Nolan, B Kelly.
KERRY (MF v Limerick): D Carey, M Curran, C O’Sullivan, J O’Sullivan, M O’Mahon, J Coffey, J McGillacuddy, B Sheehan, D Breen, M Murphy, G Dowling, M Bowler, K J O’Sullivan, D Doona (Capt), D Geaney.