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Kildare and Tyrone welcome back star men for Newbridge qualifier

Updated: Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 16:23 | Comments

Stephen O'Neill's return is a major boost for the Red Hands
Stephen O'Neill's return is a major boost for the Red Hands

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Kildare and Tyrone have made two changes each for Saturday evening’s All-Ireland SFC qualifier in Newbridge.

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte welcomes back the influential Stephen O’Neill to the Tyrone full-forward line. Conor McAliskey makes way for the Clann na nGael man.

Elsewhere, Aidan McCrory has been selected at right corner-back with Joe McMahon moving into the half-forward line. Ciaran McGinley misses out.

Kildare’s line-up shows two changes to the side that lined up against Louth.

Captain Eamonn Callaghan has been handed a starting berth, having been a late withdrawal before last weekend's encounter.

Tomas O'Connor replaces Paul Cribben in the full-forward line.

Kildare: S Connolly, D Hyland, P Kelly, H McGrillen, E Callaghan, M O'Flaherty, E Bolton, D Flynn, P O'Neill, D Flynn, N Kelly, E O'Flaherty, J Doyle, T O'Connor, P Brophy.

Tyrone: P McConnell, A McCrory, C Clarke, C McCarron, R McKenna, P Harte, C Gormley, C Cavanagh, S Cavanagh, M Donnelly, M Donnelly, J McMahon, D McCurry, S O’Neill, M Penrose.

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