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GAA team news: Bernard Brogan back for Dubs

Updated: Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 18:48 | Comments

Bernard Brogan starts for Dublin against Meath Donegal are bidding for a third Ulster title in four years Michael Newman replaces Dalton McDonagh Kieran Hughes has overcome knee trouble
Bernard Brogan starts for Dublin against Meath Donegal are bidding for a third Ulster title in four years Michael Newman replaces Dalton McDonagh Kieran Hughes has overcome knee trouble

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Bernard Brogan returns from injury to take his place in the Dublin side to face Meath in Sunday's Leinster SFC final (Croke Park, 2pm).

The All Star forward missed the Dubs semi-final win over Wexford with hamstring trouble but has recovered and comes into the side along with Paddy Andrews.

Dean Rock and Paul Mannion drop to the bench as the All-Ireland champions aim to secure their fourth successive Leinster crown and ninth in 10 years.

Dublin: S Cluxton; P McMahon, R O'Carroll, J Cooper; J McCarthy, N Devereux, K Nolan; MD Macauley, C O'Sullivan; P Flynn, A Brogan, D Connolly; K McManamon, P Andrews, B Brogan.

Michael Newman returns to the Meath starting line-up. The Kilmainham forward replaces Dalton McDonagh in the only change in personnel to the team that beat Kildare in the semi-final.

Meath: P O'Rourke; E Harrington, K Reilly, B Menton; P Harnan, D Keogan, D Tobin; B Meade, S O'Rourke; D Carroll, B McMahon, A Tormey; G Reilly, S Bray, M Newman.

Martin McElhinney returns to the Donegal starting line-up for Sunday's Ulster SFC final against Monaghan in Clones

McElhinney will partner Christy Toye in midfield.

Neil Gallagher makes way for McElhinney, with Rory Kavanagh coming in for Darach Honan in the half-forward sector. 

Monaghan have named an unchanged side from that which defeated Armagh in their semi-final replay on 6 July

Injury doubts Kieran Hughes and Dermot Malone have proved their fitness and been named in Malachy O’Rourke’s starting XV.

The Farney are attempting to win back-to-back Ulster crowns for the first time since 1930.

Donegal: P Durcan; E McGee, N McGee, R McHugh; A Thompson, F McGlynn, P McGrath; M McElhinney,  Toye; R Kavanagh, L McLoone, O MacNiallais; P McBrearty, M Murphy, C McFadden.

Monaghan: R Beggan; R Wylie, D Wylie, C Walshe; D Mone, V Corey, F Kelly; D Clerkin, D Hughes; P Finlay, S Gollogly, P McKenna; D Malone, K Hughes, C McManus.

Neither Kildare nor Clare have made any changes for their qualifier at Cusack Park (Saturday, 7pm).

Manager Jason Ryan sticks with the XV who ran out 10-point winners against Down on Sunday and Colm Collins keeps faith with the team that thrashed Carlow.

Kildare: M Donnellan; C Fitzpatrick, H McGrillen, O Lyons; E Bolton, F Conway, K Cribbin; T Moolick, G White; C McNally, N Kelly, P O’Neill; E Callaghan, P Fogarty, E O’Flaherty. 

Clare: Joe Hayes; Shane Hickey, Kevin Harnett, Martin McMahon; Jamie Malone, Gordon Kelly, Ciaran Russell; Gary Brennan, Shane McGrath; Sean Collins, Enda Coughlan, Padraic Collins; David Tubridy, Shane Brennan, Rory Donnelly.

Jack Guiney returns to the Wexford hurlers starting side after a 10-point man of the match display off the bench in The Model County's epic victory over All-Ireland champions Clare.

Garrett Sinnott drops to the bench for the round two qualifier clash with Waterford (7pm Saturday).

Wexford: M Fanning; L Ryan, M O'Hanlon, K Rossiter; A Shore, E Moore, C Kenny; D Redmond, L Chin; P Morris, P Doran, D O'Keeffe; J Guiney, C McDonald, L Óg McGovern.

Noel Connors comes in for Ryan Donnelly at corner-back in the only change for the Deise from the team that beat Laois.

Waterford: S O'Keeffe; S Fives, L Lawlor, N Connors; D Fives, K Moran, T de Burca; M Walsh, P Prendergast; S O'Sullivan, P Mahony, A Gleeson; C Dunford, S Walsh, J Dillon.

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