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GAA Digest: Four changes to Kilkenny side to face Wexford

Updated: Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 14:35 | Comments

TJ Reid replaces Henry Shefflin in Kilkenny side Eoin Moore will be in action for Wexford against Kilkenny Tom Cunniffe makes his first start for Mayo this season
TJ Reid replaces Henry Shefflin in Kilkenny side Eoin Moore will be in action for Wexford against Kilkenny Tom Cunniffe makes his first start for Mayo this season

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The Kilkenny team to play Wexford in the Allianz Hurling League quarter-final on Sunday shows four changes from the side that started in last weekend's win over Waterford.
 
TJ Reid replaces Henry Shefflin at number 12, while Richie Power comes in for Jonjo Farrell in the full-forward line.
 
The injured Cillian Buckley makes way for Kieran Joyce in the half-back division, with Conor Fogarty replacing Brian Kennedy on the same line.

Wexford, meanwhile, have made three changes for the fixture with defenders Eoin Moore and Ciaran Kenny, and forward Ian Byrne coming into Liam Dunne's team for the Wexford Park showdown.
 
Kilkenny: E Murphy; P Murphy, JJ Delaney, Coey Holden; C Fogarty, J Tyrrell, K Joyce; P Walsh, R Hogan; W Walsh, C Fennell, T J Reid; R Power, M Kelly, E Larkin

Wexford: M Fanning; K Rossiter, M O'Hanlon, Eoin Moore; D O'Keeffe, L Chin, C Kenny; S Tomkins, H Kehoe; P Morris, C McDonald, Ian Byrne; R Jacob, J Guiney, L Og McGovern.

The Tipperary hurling team to play Cork in Sunday's Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Quarter-Final shows five changes from the team which defeated Dublin last Sunday.

Niall O'Meara returns from injury and will make his League debut at corner-forward, and James Barry and Denis Maher will start a League game for the first time after impressive substitute appearances versus Dublin. James Woodlock returns to the team following a bout of flu and Shane Bourke comes in at corner-forward.

Michael Cahill and Patrick Maher miss out on this occasion due to injury and Paddy Murphy, Jason Forde and Cathal Barrett are the other players to make way.

Tipperary (SH v Cork): D Egan; P Stapleton, C O'Mahony, C O'Brien; J Barry, B Maher, S McGrath; K Bergin, J Woodlock; D Maher, N McGrath, J O'Dwyer; S Bourke, S Callanan, N O'Meara.

Wexford (SF v Fermanagh): S Roche; B Malone, G Molloy, M Furlong; A Flynn, J Breen, C Carty; D Waters, C Kehoe; T Rossitor, B Brosnan, M O'Regan; C Lyng,  PJ Banville, K O'Grady. 

The Kerry team to play Westmeath in Round 6 of the Allianz League on Sunday shows two changes in personnel from the side that defeated Kildare in Round 5.

Jonathan Lyne and Kieran O’Leary, who makes his first start of the League and captains the side, come into the half-forward line in place of Daithí Casey and Donnchadh Walsh.

Kerry: B Kelly; P Murphy, M Griffin, S Enright; P Crowley, F Fitzgerald, M Ó Sé; A Maher, D Moran; J Lyne, B Sheehan, K O’Leary (capt); S O’Brien, P Geaney, J O’Donoghue. 

The Laois team to face Clare in Portlaoise shows one change, with John A Delaney replacing his Clough Ballacolla club mate Darren Maher in the full-back line.

Laois: E Reilly; J A Delaney, B Campion, B Stapleton; J Fitzpatrick, M Whelan, T Delaney; P Purcell, D Palmer; J Purcell, W Hyland, S Maher; N Foyle, R King, T Fitzgerald.

Laois (SF v Monaghan): G Brody; P McMahon, D Booth, P O'Leary; D Strong, P Begley, C Begley; K Meaney, J O'Loughlin; R Munnelly, C Meredith, B Sheehan; E O'Carroll, D Kingston, D Conway.

Monaghan (SF v Laois): R Beggan; K Duffy, D Wylie, F Kelly; C Walshe, V Corey, D Mone; O Lennon, G Doogan; K O’Connell, J Mc Carron, P Donaghy; D Malone, K Hughes, C McManus. 

Mayo manager James Horan has made two changes to his team for Saturday's Allianz Football League Division 1 clash with Dublin, throw-in 7pm. 

Tom Cunniffe comes in for his first appearance since last year's All-Ireland final in the place of Shane McHale, while the fit again Andy Moran replaces Mickey Sweeney.

Both Mayo and the Dubs will be chasing a victory to help their push for a semi-final spot.

Mayo: Robbie Hennelly, Tom Cunniffe, Ger Cafferkey, Brendan Harrison, Lee Keegan, Donal Vaughan, Colm Boyle, Aidan O'Shea, Jason Gibbons, Kevin McLoughlin, Keith Higgins, Jason Doherty, Andy Moran, Alan Freeman, Cillian O'Connor.

There are two changes to the Tyrone team that defeated Westmeath to face Cork on Sunday. 

Tiernan McCann replaces the injured Conor Clarke, while Darren McCurry returns from under-21 duty at the expense of Conan Grugan.

Conor Gormley and Justin McMahon return to the matchday squad for the first time in 2014.

Tyrone: N Morgan; A McCrory, R McNamee, R McKenna; T McCann, Matthew Donnelly, P Harte; C Cavanagh, S Cavanagh; C McGinley, S McGuigan, Mark Donnelly; D McCurry, K Coney, C McAliskey. 

Cavan captain Alan Clarke returns to the side to face Roscommon in Division 3 following a hand injury.

Redhills clubman Packie Leddy and Lavey’s Chris Conroy have both been handed starts, while Eugene Keating returns to the full-forward line for the first time since the Dr McKenna Cup final

Cavan: C Gilsenan; J Hayes, R Dunne, F Flanagan; K Brady, A Clarke, D O'Reilly; P Leddy, G McKiernan; C Conroy, N McDermott, M Reilly; K Tierney, M Dunne, E Keating.

Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath has recalled Seamus Prendergast and Ray Barry for the Division 1A promotion/relegation play-off against Dublin at Walsh Park.

The pair, who will line out in the full-forward line, replace Jamie Nagle and the injured Maurice Shanahan. 

Waterford: S O'Keeffe, N Connors, S Fives, T de Burca, S O'Sullivan, M Walsh, P Mahony; K Moran, S Molumphy, J Barron, P Mahony, A Gleeson, B O'Sullivan, S Prendergast, R Barry.

Cork have made eight changes to their side for the Allianz Football League Division 1 game with Tyrone on Sunday.

David Hanrahan, last year's under-21 goalkeeper, makes his senior debut, while Noel Galvin supplants Kevin Crowley at corner back.

Eoin Cadogan moves to the other corner, with Tom Clancy filling the full-back berth.

Tomás Clancy moves back to wing-back in place of Conor Dorman, while James Loughrey returns to the side, replacing Alan Cronin on the other wing, and Michael Shields moves to centre-back. 

Fintan Goold is preferred to Andrew O'Sullivan at midfield, and John O'Rourke, who scored a vital goal in his substitute appearance against Mayo, replaces Colm O'Driscoll. 

Mark Collins comes in at wing-forward, and John Hayes starts ahead of Donncha O'Connor. 

Cork: David Hanrahan, Eoin Cadogan, Tom Clancy, Noel Galvin, Tomás Clancy, Michael Shields, James Loughrey, Aidan Walsh, Fintan Goold, John O'Rourke, Paul Kerrigan, Mark Collins, Daniel Goulding, Brian Hurley, John Hayes.

Offaly (SF v Limerick): A Mulhall, D Brady, D Hanlon, J O'Connor; N Darby, J Moloney, Ml Brazil, R Allen, N Smith; P Sullivan, A Sullivan, E Carroll, C Hurley, N McNamee, P Cunningham. 

Offaly (SH v Antrim): J Dempsey; N Wynne, G Healion, J Rigney; C Parlon, C Egan, C McDonald; K Brady, T Geraghty; J Bergin, C Mahon, S Dooley; B Carroll, D Currams, S Quirke. 

Brendan Egan has returned to the Sligo football squad for the remainder of their Allianz Football League Division 3 campaign. 

Egan was a member of the St Vincent's side that recently claimed the All-Ireland Club title and as a result has not featured so the Yeats County so far this year.

However, his availability for Sunday's home game against Longford will be boost as Pat Flanagan's men bid to avoid relegation from the third tier.

Derry (SF v Kildare): T Mallon; G McKinless, C McKaigue, D McBride; K Johnston, G O'Kane,   SL McGoldrick; F Doherty, P Bradley; C McFaul, M Lynch, E Lynn; B Heron, E McGuckin, C O'Boyle. 

Kildare (SF v Derry): S Connolly; M O'Grady, M Foley, D Hyland; H McGrillen, G White, K Cribbin; T Moolick, H Lynch; C McNally, M Conway, E O'Flaherty; P Brophy, T O'Connor, D Mulhall.

Tipperary Senior Football manager Peter Creedon has given a vote of confidence to the side which defeated Antrim in Round Five of the Allianz Football League Division 4 for the trip to Carrick-on-Shannon to play Leitrim on Sunday.

Tipperary (SF v Leitrim): P Fitzgerald; G Mulhair, P Codd (Capt), J Coghlan; R Kiely, P Acheson, D Leahy; S O'Brien, G Hannigan; P Austin, B Grogan, I Fahey; B Fox, M Quinlivan, C Sweeney.

Jim Gavin has made seven changes to the Dublin side who were beaten by Derry to face Mayo at Croke Park.

Dublin: S Cluxton; J Cooper, R O'Carroll, D Daly; J McCarthy, T Brady, K Nolan; MD Macauley, C O'Sullivan; P Flynn, A Brogan, D Connolly; K McManamon, E O'Gara, P Andrews.

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