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Orchard reaps harvest of youth

By Staff Reporter

Published 18/06/2016

Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney
Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney

When a fistful of players departed from the Armagh camp for a variety of reasons earlier this year, manager Kieran McGeeney was forced to place his faith in a battery of youthful talent.

Today, McGeeney's faith in players whom he views as holding Armagh's future well-being in their hands will be put to the acid test when Shay Heffron and Joe McElroy start for the first time at championship level against Laois in the must-win All-Ireland qualifier at O'Moore Park, Portlaoise.

And McGeeney's concession to youth does not end there. Niall Grimley and Micheal McKenna are included in the attack, the latter likely to be given the role of playmaker.

"There are a lot of young guys who are all good footballers but if they can acquire confidence on the ball and in their decision-making then that would go a long way in helping them for the future," points out McGeeney.

Armagh: P Morrison; S Heffron, B Donaghy, M Shields; J Mc Elroy, C Mc Keever, A Mallon; A Findon, C Vernon; T Kernan, R Grugan, A Forker; M Mc Kenna, S Campbell, N Grimley.

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