Jack Brady is handed a first NFL start.
The Cavan team for the crunch NFL clash with Monaghan tomorrow (Saturday) has been named and features no huge surprises.
With James Reilly and Padraic O'Reilly injured, Alan O'Mara of Bailieborough and Mullahoran's Killian Brady come into the side for their first National League starts.
Jack Brady, who featured in the championship last year, also starts his first league match. Ramor's Brady, a holder of two Ulster U21 medals, has has a hectic schedule of late, playing the second half of the league game against Antrim last Sunday and a full 60 minutes at half-back for DCU against Queen's in the Sigerson Cup on Wednesday.
David Givney will line out in the full-forward line for the second week in succession with Tomás Corr handed the number nine jersey.
Cavan (SF v Monaghan): Alan O'Mara (Bailieborough), Killian Brady (Mullahoran), Rory Dunne (Redhills), Oisin Minagh (Redhills), Damien O'Reilly (Belturbet), Alan Clarke (Kingscourt), John McCutcheon (Cootehill), Gearoid McKiernan (Swanlinbar), Tomás Corr (Denn), Cian Mackey (Castlerahan), Niall McDermott (Ballinagh), Mark McKeever (Gowna), David Givney (Mountnugent), Martin Dunne (Cavan Gaels), Jack Brady (Ramor United).