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GAA Digest: Tipperary changes for crucial test against Dublin

Updated: Sunday, 23 Mar 2014 13:15 | Comments

Tipperary are in desperate need of points against the Dubs Seamus Quigley will not be welcomed back to the Fermanagh panel Pat Holmes led Castlebar to the Connacht title
Tipperary are in desperate need of points against the Dubs Seamus Quigley will not be welcomed back to the Fermanagh panel Pat Holmes led Castlebar to the Connacht title

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Darragh Egan replaces Darren Gleeson in goals as Tipperary look to avoid the Allianz HL Division 1A relegation play-off in their tussle with Dublin at Semple Stadium

Manager Eamon O'Shea will have to do without the injured Padriac Maher and the ill Conor Kenny. However Jason Forde returns to the starting line-up in the full-forward line, with Conor O'Brien at number five and midfielder Kieran Bergin also recalled. 

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

Anthony Daly has handed Cula's Simon Timlin a start for the Dubs. 

Timlin comes in for his clubmate Cian O'Callaghan at corner back.

Dublin: G Maguire; N Corcoran, P Kelly, S Timlin; S Durkin, L Rushe, M Carton; J Boland, J McCaffrey; C Cronin, C Keaney, D Sutcliffe; D O'Callaghan, R O'Dwyer, A McCrabbe.  

Fermanagh football manager Pete McGrath has confirmed that Seamus Quigley will not be returning to his squad following a training ground row last week.

McGrath said he would welcome back his brother Sean and Conor should they wish to return.

The manager has also confirmed that Barry Owens is back in the squad after missing the early parts of the league due to family commitments.

Lee Chin has recovered from injury to take his place in the Wexford side to face Cork in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division 1B clash.

Conor McDonald comes in to the side as does Jack Guiney. Chin limped off last week against Laois but has recovered to start.

Liam Dunne selects PJ Nolan and Podge Doran on the bench for the first time this year.

Wexford: M Fanning; K Rossiter, M O'Hanlon, B Kenny; L Ryan, L Chin, C Kenny; D O'Keeffe, H Kehoe; S Tomkins, C McDonald, I Byrne; R Jacob, J Guiney, L Og McGovern.

Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy and his selectors, meanwhile, have made four changes for the game with Wexford.

Anthony Nash returns as goalkeeper, and Shane O’Neill, who was on study leave last weekend, comes in at corner back in place of Eoin Keane.

Lorcán McLoughlin drops to wing back, with Daniel Kearney moving to mid-field and Aidan Walsh coming in at wing forward. Brian Hartnett is replaced at corner forward by Stephen Moylan.

Eoin Cadogan, Colm Spillane and Mark Ellis were not considered due to injury, and William Egan has college commitments.

Cork: A Nash; S O’Neill, S McDonnell, K Murphy; L McLoughlin, C Joyce, S White; D Kearney, P Cronin; B Lawton, S Harnedy, A Walsh; P Horgan, C Lehane, S Moylan.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday Pat Holmes stepped down as Castlebar Mitchels manager. 

The Mayo side were beaten in Monday's All-Ireland club football final by St Vincent's

The Kerry senior hurling team to play London in the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A at Ruislip  on Sunday next shows wholesale  changes in personnel from the side that lined out against Carlow  in round four.

There are ten changes in personnel, and goalkeeper Nicky Leen is the only player to keep the same jersey. Manager Eamonn Kelly is giving panel members a chance to stake a place in the lineup, according to the Kerry country board.

Kerry SH: N Leen; T Casey, L Boyle, D Goulding; J Leahy, T Murnane; A Fealy; B Brosnan, D Dineen; P Lucid , B O’Leary, D Butler; P O’Connor, P Boyle, K Carmody.

Substitutes: T Flynn, B Murphy J Casey, S Weir, C Harty, M Boyle, D Collins, S Nolan, A Boyle, J Egan. 

Meanwhile, Saturday’s 40x20 handball finals will be streamed live on www.gaahandball.ie.

The highlight of the finals will be the meeting of Westmeath's Robbie McCarthy and Clare's Diarmaid Nash who face off in the Men’s Senior Singles.

The action starts at 1pm.  

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