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GAA Digest: Two changes for the Kingdom

Updated: Friday, 14 Mar 2014 22:35 | Comments

Pa Kilkenny starts for Kerry Tipperary have made six alterations to their team Fermanagh's Seamus Quigley Colm O'Neill is in from the start against Mayo
Pa Kilkenny starts for Kerry Tipperary have made six alterations to their team Fermanagh's Seamus Quigley Colm O'Neill is in from the start against Mayo

The Kerry team to play Kildare in the Allianz League on Sunday shows two changes in personnel from the side that defeated Tyrone.

In defence, Pa Kilkenny, introduced as a sub against Tyrone, comes into the side in place of Shane Enright, while up front, Paul Geaney starts in the full forward line in place of Barry John Keane.

Jonathan Lyne returns to the panel after injury. The team will again be captained by Fionn Fitzgerald.

Kerry: Brian Kelly; Paul Murphy, Mark Griffin, Shane Enright; Peter Crowley, Fionn Fitzgerald, Marc Sé; Anthony Maher, David Moran; Daithí Casey, Bryan Sheehan, Donnchadh Walsh; Barry John Keane, Stephen O’Brien, James O’Donoghue.

The Tyrone senior football team to face Westmeath on Sunday shows seven changes in personnel from the team that lost in Killarney.

Aidan McCrory, Ryan McKenna, Ciaran McGinley, Conan Grugan and Connor McAliskey are all recalled after their last start against Kildare in Newbridge. Kyle Coney and Mark Donnelly make their first starts in the Allianz Football League.

Barry Tierney, PJ Quinn, Ronan McNabb, Emmett McKenna, Ronan O'Neill and Patrick McNeice all drop to the bench. Darren McCurry is unavailable for selection ahead of Tyrone's trip to Cavan in the Ulster under-21 Championship QF on Wednesday night.

Tyrone SF: N Morgan; A McCrory, R McNamee, R McKenna; C Clarke, M Donnelly, P Harte; C Cavanagh, S Cavanagh; C McGinley, S McGuigan, C Grugan; K Coney, M Donnelly, C McAliskey.

Westmeath Senior Football team Manager Paul Bealin has selected the same team as was originally named for last Sunday's home game with Mayo.

Westmeath: S Gallagher; S Gilmore, K Gavin, K Maguire; J Dolan, J Gilligan, J Gonoud; D Duffy, P Sharry (Capt); J Heslin, G Egan, K Martin; C Mc Cormack, D Dolan, D Glennon.

Tipperary have made six changes from the side that lost to Clare last weekend in the Allianz Hurling League as they prepare to play Galway.

Conor O'Mahony, Padraic Maher, Conor Kenny, Patrick Maher, Seamus Callanan and Michael Heffernan are introduced to the team in place of Thomas Stapleton, Tomas Hamill, Kieran Bergin, Paddy Murphy, Jason Forde and Shane Bourke.

Tipperary: Darren Gleeson; Cathal Barrett, Paddy Stapleton, Michael Cahill; Shane McGrath, Conor O'Mahony, Padraic Maher; Brendan Maher (Captain), James Woodlock; Conor Kenny, John O'Dwyer, Patrick Maher; Noel McGrath, Seamus Callanan, Michael Heffernan

Meanwhile the Premier footballers are unchanged for their clash with Antrim - they defeated the Banner in the Allianz Football League Division 4 last week. 

The Quigley brothers Seamus, Sean and Conor Quigley have reportedly walked out on Fermanagh senior football squad following a training ground dispute on Wednesday night

The Belfast Telegraph is stating that the trio walked off the pitch, leaving their inter-county careers very much in doubt.

At the start of the year Conor Quigley was appointed Fermanagh vice-captain by manager Pete McGrath.

Only last month Seamus Quigley along with Niall Cassidy were dropped from the starting XV to face Sligo after playing soccer for Lisnaskea Rovers only a few hours earlier.

Fermanagh currently lie sixth in Allianz League Division 3 on two points. 

Leitrim forward Fergal Clancy will miss the rest of the Football League with a broken collar bone.

The Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher clubman picked up the injury during the first half of Leitrim’s Division 4 victory over Wicklow in Aughrim last Sunday.

Clancy could be out of action for up to three months, leaving him doubtful for the Connacht Championship opener against Roscommon on 18 May. 

Cork football boss Brian Cuthbert has made eight changes for Sunday's Allianz League Division 1 trip to Mayo.

U21s Conor Dorman and Kevin Crowley are in, while Tom Clancy returns from illness. Eoin Cadogan and Aidan Walsh return, having been on hurling duty last weekend, while there's a start for Colm O'Driscoll.

Donncha O'Connor returns to the full forward line, and following two substitute appearances, Colm O'Neill gets his first start of the year.

The eight players to lose out, James Loughrey, John O'Rourke, John Hayes, Daniel Goulding, John McLoughlin, Kevin O'Driscoll, Mark Collins and Fintan Goold are all named in the substitues.

Cork: K O'Halloran; M Shields, E Cadogan, K Crowley; C Dorman, T Clancy (Clonakilty), A Cronin; A O'Sullivan, A Walsh; C O'Driscoll, P Kerrigan, T Clancy (Fermoy); C O'Neill, B Hurley, D O'Connor. 

Wexford hurlers show three changes for the visit of Laois in Sunday's Allianz HL Division 1B clash at Wexford Park on Sunday next.

Rory Jacob will start at corner forward after coming on as a sub and scoring 1-02 in the defeat to Limerick last weekend

Also back in the starting line-up are Gary Moore at full-forward and Ciaran Kenny in the half-back line.

Wexford: M Fanning; L Ryan, M O'Hanlon (capt), B Kenny; K Rossiter, L Chin, C Kenny; W Devereux, E Martin; D O'Keeffe, S Tomkins, H Kehoe; R Jacob, G Moore, Liam Og McGovern.  

Terry Hyland has made two changes to the Cavan senior football team for Sunday's game with Longford in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park. Eugene Keating, who has missed both of Cavan's last two league games, returns in place of David Givney, and Rory Dunne starts at full-back, having also fully recovered from injury.

Cavan SF: C Gilsenan; J Hayes, R Dunne, F Flanagan; M McKeever, J McEnroe, D O Reilly; G McKiernan, K Brady; C Mackey, N McDermott, M Reilly; K Tierney, M Dunne, E Keating.

The Offaly team to play Limerick in Sunday’s Allianz National Hurling League, has three changes from the side that lost to Cork last Sunday.  Mark Egan, Thomas and Peter Geraghty come into the side at the expense of Dermot Mooney, Sean Ryan and Damien Kilmartin.

Offaly: J Dempsey; N Wynne, R Hanniffy, J Rigney; C Parlon, G Healion, M Egan; P Geraghty, T Geraghty; J Bergin (Capt), C Mahon, S Dooley; B Carroll, D Currams, K Connolly.

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