Offaly manager names his team for home league clash with Armagh

He has made a number of changes

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Offaly manager names his team for home league clash with Armagh

Offaly manager names his team for home league clash with Armagh

Stephen Wallace and his management team have named their panel to line out against Armagh in the 4th Round of the Allianz National Football League on Sunday at 2.30pm in Bord na Mona, O'Connor Park.

The boss has made a number of changes, mostly positional, but a number of new faces come into the fold. Shamrocks man Patrick Dunican returns between the posts in place of Barry Rohan, while Cian Donohoe, employed at half-back by Pat Flanagan last year, has been named to start in the half-forward line against Armagh. 

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Conor Carroll from the Raheen club is also handed a start as he is named alongside Bernard Allen and Nigel Dunne in the full-forward line. Jordan Hayes also returns to the starting team in the half-forward line with Bobby O'Dea missing out. 

Sean Pender moves back to the full-back line after playing centre-back against Derry, and he'll be joined by Paul McConway and Declan Hogan who retain their places. David Dempsey and Niall Darby remain in the half-back line with Shane Nally shifted back from midfield to fill the centre half back spot. 

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Peter Cunningham, who enjoyed a lot of ball-winning action in the second half against Derry, remains in midfield where he'll be joined by Michael Brazil. Cian Johnson returns to the panel as he is named on the bench following his role for his school last Monday.

Offaly go in search of their first league win of the year at home against Armagh following losses to Longford, Fermanagh and Derry. The game is part of a double header with the county's hurlers facing Laois and the football throws in at 2.30pm on Sunday at O'Connor Park.

The Offaly team to play Armagh in full:

1. Patrick Dunican (Shamrocks)
2. Declan Hogan (Tullamore)
3. Paul McConway (Tullamore)
4. Sean Pender (Edenderry)
5. David Dempsey (Ballycommon) 
6. Shane Nally (Ferbane)
7. Niall Darby (Rhode)
8. Peter Cunningham (Bracknagh)
9. Michael Brazil (Tullamore)
10. Jordan Hayes (Edenderry)
11. Anton Sullivan (Rhode)
12. Cian Donohue (St. Brigid's)
13. Bernard Allen (Tubber)
14. Conor Carroll (Raheen)
15. Nigel Dunne (Shamrocks)


16. Alan Mulhall (Walsh Island)
17. Shane Tierney (Daingean)
18. Cian Johnson (Ferbane)
19. Craig Dunne (Gracefield) 
20. David Brady (Edenderry)
21. Conor McNamee (Rhode)
22. James Lalor (Raheen)
23. Sean Doyle (Edenderry)
24. Aaron Hensey (Tullamore)
25. Jack Egan (Ferbane)
26. Eoin Carroll (Cappincur)