Hampsey gets first Tyrone start

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Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has made four changes for Saturday’s Ulster derby clash with relegation-threatened Armagh.

The Orchard men desperately need a win to lift them out of the danger zone, but Harte has insisted that they will find no favours at Healy Park, and he has backed that assertion up by naming a strong team.

Niall Morgan returns in goal in place of Mickey O’Neill, while there’s a first league start for Padraig Hampsey, a replacement for full back Ronan McNamee, who has an ankle injury.

Rory Brennan comes into the half back line in place of Johnny Munroe, while in attack, there’s a recall for Darren McCurry, at the expense of Conal McCann.

 
Ronan O’Neill has recovered from a back injury he picked up late on in the win over Meath, and starts at centre forward, but his Omagh clubmate Conor Meyler will play no part, due to a hamstring injury sustained in the same game.

Tyrone: N Morgan, A McCrory, P Hampsey, C McCarron, N Sludden, R Brennan, T McCann, C Cavanagh, M Donnelly, P Harte, R O’Neill, R Donnelly, D McCurry, S Cavanagh, C McAliskey.