Armagh manager, Paul Grimley, was dealt a significant blow ahead of Saturday’s game against Meath with the news that captain Ciarán McKeever would miss out on the rest of his side’s league campaign due to a knee injury.
Charlie Vernon has been given the task of filling Ciaran McKeever’s boots by the Armagh management. Normally a midfielder, Vernon featured at full back in the second round defeat to Down. Andy Mallon will wear the number three jersey while Jamie Clarke will skipper the team in McKeever’s absence.
Four changes have been made, some of them enforced, with Ethan Rafferty, Brian Mallon, Robbie Tasker and McKeever making way for Michael Murray, Feidhlim O’Neill, Aaron Findon and Caolan Rafferty.