Dublin have made five changes to their team to for Saturday’s Allianz Football League Division 1 meeting with Donegal at Croke Park (7pm).
Bernard Brogan and Paddy Andrews are back in the forward division, with Dean Rock and Diarmuid Connolly making way.
Manager Jim Gavin has selected St Vincent’s goalkeeper Michael Savage ahead of Stephen Cluxton, while St. Peregrine’s Eric Lowndes replaces Michael Fitzsimons in defence.
In midfield, Denis Bastick will partner Brian Fenton as the home side look to extend their unbeaten record in this year’s league campaign
Dublin: Michael Savage; Philly McMahon, Jonny Cooper, David Byrne, James McCarthy, Eric Lowndes, John Small; Brian Fenton, Denis Bastick; Paul Flynn, Paddy Andrews, Ciaran Kilkenny, Cormac Costello, Kevin McManamon, Bernard Brogan.
Cork manager Peadar Healy has named an unchanged side for Sunday’s meeting with strugglers Down at Pairc Ui Rinn.
Down are as good as on their way out of the top flight, having lost all five games to date, though Cork still need points to make sure they aren’t dragged into a relegation battle.
The Rebels will start with the same 15 as beat Monaghan in their most recent outing, which was their second win of the campaign, though there is wholesale positional switches.
Cork: Ryan Price; Colm O’Driscoll, Eoin Cadogan, Kevin Crowley; Tom Clancy, Jamie O’Sullivan, Brian O’Driscoll; Kevin O’Driscoll, Ian Maguire; Sean Kiely, Paul Kerrigan, Mark Collins; Colm O’Neill, Peter Kelleher, Luke Connolly.
Second from bottom Mayo head to Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon on Easter Sunday in search of a much needed win to boost their chances of survival in Division 1.
Their team shows three changes from last time out against Kerry. Chris Barrett, Evan Regan (above) and Conor Loftus all come into the side with Donal Vaughan, Kevin McLoughlin and Cathal Carolan making way.
Mayo: Robbie Hennelly; Brendan Harrison, Ger Cafferkey, Chris Barrett; Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle, Shane Nally; Tom Parsons, Seamus O’Shea; Diarmuid O’Connor, Aidan O’Shea, Conor Loftus; Evan Regan, Jason Doherty, Conor O’Shea
David Moran will play his first game for Kerry since the start of February in Sunday’s Allianz Football League Division 1 visit to face Monaghan.
Moran picked up an injury in the defeat to Roscommon on February 7 and he returns in place of captain Brian Sheehan, who is sidelined with a hand problem suffered in the win over Mayo in the Kingdom’s last game.
Manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has rotated his goalkeepers, with Brian Kelly taking over from Brendan Kealy. The experienced Aidan O’Mahony has been named captain in Sheehan’s absence.
This game also sees Paul Geaney included amongst the substitutes for the first time this year and he will be hoping to make his first appearance since last year’s All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin.
Kerry: Brian Kelly, Marc Ó Sé; Mark Griffin, Shane Enright; Peter Crowley, Aidan O’Mahony, Fionn Fitzgerald; Kieran Donaghy, David Moran; Johnny Buckley, Paul Murphy, Donnchadh Walsh; Darran O’Sullivan, Colm Cooper, Stephen O’Brien.
Niall Morgan (above) returns to goals for Tyrone team for Saturday’s Allianz Football League Division 2 clash with Armagh at Omagh.
The unbeaten Red Hand County can secure ensure a first place finish with just a draw and manager Mickey Harte has made four changes to the team that beat Meath in the last round.
Morgan comes in between the posts in place of Mickey O’Neill with Padraig Hampsey and Rory Brennan taking over in defence ahead of Ronan McNamee and Jonathan Monroe.
The only change in attack sees Darren McCurry introduced at top of the right, with Conall McCann dropping to the bench. This will be Hampsey’s first League start.
Tyrone: Niall Morgan; Aidan McCrory, Padraig Hampsey, Cathal McCarron; Niall Sludden, Rory Brennan, Tiernan McCann; Colm Cavanagh, Mattie Donnelly; Peter Harte, Ronan O’Neill, Richard Donnelly; Darren McCurry, Sean Cavanagh, Conor McAliskey.
Derry have kept faith with the team that started the six-goal Allianz Football League thriller with Laois to face Meath in Division 2 on Sunday.
The Oak Leaf County shared the points after an epic game with Laois, scoring five goals and still not winning. The final score was 5-10 to 1-22 – that’s 25 points apiece.
That means Niall Holly (above) will start in the middle of the field alongside Emmet Bradley.
Derry: Thomas Mallon; Oisin Duffy, Chrissy McKaigue, Karl McKaigue; Gareth McKinless, Brendan Rogers, Daniel Heavron; Niall Holly, Emmet Bradley; Ryan Bell, Christopher Bradley, Benny Heron; Shane Heavron, Emmet McGuckin, Sean Leo McGoldrick
High-flyers Roscommon have made just one change to the side that beat Donegal for their Allianz Football League Division 1 tie with Mayo on Sunday.
Enda Smith (above) comes in for Ronan Stack in midfield for the 3.30pm throw-in in Hyde Park.
Roscommon: Geoffrey Claffey; Sean Mc Dermott, Neil Collins, Niall McInerney; Conor Daly, Sean Purcell, David Murray; Enda Smith, Niall Daly; Fintan Cregg, Ciaran Murtagh (capt), Conor Devaney; Cian Connolly, Senan Kilbride, Cathal Cregg.