Grimley selects unchanged Armagh team

Armagh will field an unchanged team for the third match running when they travel to Salthill to take on Galway in the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers on Saturday.

Grimley selects unchanged Armagh team

Armagh will field an unchanged team for the third match running when they travel to Salthill to take on Galway in the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers on Saturday.

The side selected by manager Paul Grimley for the third round date (throw-in 5pm) is the same as the one which demolished both Wicklow and Leitrim in the previous rounds.

The Orchard men have considerable momentum behind them following their 2-21 to 0-2 home victory over Wicklow and last weekend's 8-13 to 0-10 annihilation of Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon.

Defenders James Morgan and Brendan Donaghy and forwards Ethan Rafferty and Eugene McVerry were brought in for the Wicklow game last month and have retained their places through the qualifier run.

Mullaghbane clubman McVerry grabbed a hat-trick of goals against Leitrim, while the in-form Jamie Clarke (2-3) and Tony Kernan (1-5) also scored heavily in the facile win.

The winners of the Pearse Stadium encounter will meet Munster runners-up Cork at Croke Park on Saturday week. Armagh beat Galway by 0-21 to 1-12 at home in April to avoid relegation from Division 2, with centre forward Kevin Dyas finishing with 0-5 that day.

ARMAGH (SFC v Galway): Philip McEvoy; Paul McKeown, Brendan Donaghy, James Morgan; Aaron Kernan, Ciaran McKeever, Mark Shields; James Lavery, Stephen Harold; Caolan Rafferty, Kevin Dyas, Ethan Rafferty; Jamie Clarke, Tony Kernan, Eugene McVerry.

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