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GAA Digest: Offaly name side for Wexford tie

Updated: Friday, 21 Feb 2014 19:31 | Comments

Joe Bergin takes his place in the half-forward line for Offaly Captain Pa Cronin starts for the Rebels Derry play Westmeath in Mullingar Harry Kehoe returns to the Wexford midfield for the visit of Offaly Maurice Shanahan's absence is a big loss for Waterford
Joe Bergin takes his place in the half-forward line for Offaly Captain Pa Cronin starts for the Rebels Derry play Westmeath in Mullingar Harry Kehoe returns to the Wexford midfield for the visit of Offaly Maurice Shanahan's absence is a big loss for Waterford

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Offaly manager Brian Whelehan has announced his side to travel to face Wexford on Sunday, 2pm. 

The Faithful County will be looking for a positive result after losing to Laois on the opening day .

Offaly: J Dempsey; N Wynne, D Kelliher, B Watkins; S Gardner, J Rigney, D Mooney; D Kilmartin, S Ryan; S Cleary, J Bergin, C Mahon; B Carroll, D Currams, S Quirke.

Jimmy Barry Murphy has made a number of changes to the Cork side to face Laois on Saturday evening in Portlaoise (7pm). 

In come Darren McCarthy, Stephen McDonnell, Seamus Harnedy, Colm Spillane, Paul Haughney, Michael O'Sullivan, Alan Cadogan and captain Pa Cronin. 

Cork: D Mc Carthy; S O'Neill, S McDonnell, C Spillane; M Ellis, C Joyce, W Egan; L McLoughlin, P Haughney; S Harnedy, J Coughlan, M O'Sullivan; A Cadogan, P Cronin, P Horgan.

Tipperary make one change to their 15 to play Kilkenny on Sunday in Nowlan Park (2pm). 

Paddy Stapleton of Borris-Ileigh replaces John O'Dwyer and is named at left half-back . 

Tipperary: D Gleeson; C Barrett, C O'Mahony, M Cahill; S McGrath, P Maher, P Stapleton; B Maher (capt), C O'Brien; K Bergin, N McGrath, J Woodlock; S Callana, P Murphy, J Forde. 

Derry have named their starting 15 for the Division 2A clash with Westmeath on Sunday in Mullingar, 2pm. 

Derry: D McDermott; M Warnock, A Rafferty, E McGuckin; S McCullagh, L Hinphey, K Hinphey; O McCloskey, S McCloskey; B Rogers, P McCloskey, A Grant; J O'Dwyer, D O'Neill, C Convery. 

Waterford hurler Maurice Shanahan look set to  miss the rest of the Allianz Hurling League campaign after sustaining ankle ligament damage during the defeat to Tipperary last Saturday.

Shanahan is expected to be out of action for up to six weeks.

The Lismore player was named in the Déise side earlier this week for the upcoming league clash against Galway.  

Keith Rossiter and Richie Kehoe will both be unavailable for Wexford's Allianz HL Division 1B game against Offaly on Sunday.

Rossiter is injured, while Kehoe is suspended for the New Ross encounter after received a straight red card in the win over Antrim.

James Tonks in the half-back line and Harry Kehoe in midfield come into the side.

Wexford: M Fanning; B Kenny, M O'Hanlon (capt), C Kenny; A Shore, L Chin, J Tonks; D O'Keeffe, H Kehoe; S Tomkins, J Guiney, I Byrne; P Morris, R Clarke, L Og McGovern. 

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