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Shields gets starting place against Kerry

CorkBy Michael Ellard
ST FINBARR’S promising U21 player Michael Shields has been given a starting place on the Cork team to meet Kerry in the second round of the Allianz NFL under lights at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday night next.

Shields came on as a substitute for regular midfielder Nicholas Murphy after the Carrigaline player picked up a shoulder injury during the course of last weekend’s defeat by Offaly in Tullamore. With Murphy ruled out, Shields holds on to his place.

The only other change sees the return of John Hayes at right corner-forward to the exclusion of Éire Óg’s Daniel Goulding.

The Carbery Rangers ace forward missed both the McGrath Cup final victory over Kerry and last Sunday’s league defeat because of a calf muscle injury sustained while playing with his club in the All-Ireland Intermediate competition.

Alan Quirke continues in goal with Kieran O’Connor, Graham Canty and Anthony Lynch again holding down the full-back positions. Noel O’Leary, Ger Spillane and Sean Levis retain their half-back places with Dermot Hurley partnering Shields at midfield.

Fintan Gould, Conor McCarthy and Kevin McMahon are retained en-bloc on the half-forward line with Brendan Jer O’Sullivan again named at full-forward with his namesake Kevin in the left corner of attack.

Dublin make two changes to their team from last Sunday’s victory over Tyrone for next Sunday’s visit of Monaghan to Parnell Park (2.30).

Regular net-minder Stephen Cluxton is between the posts after returning from holiday, with Paul Copeland making way.

The rest of the defence and midfield remains intact for Dublin’s great three-point victory over the All-Ireland champions in Omagh.

Up front, Declan Lally comes into the half-forward line for the suspended Alan Brogan who was red-carded last weekend.

Laois, who got their campaign off to a cracker with a splendid victory over last season’s defeated finalists Wexford, will have a full squad to choose from for their game against Galway in Salthill on Sunday.

Wing-forward Ross Munnelly was carried off shortly after the start of last Sunday’s pipe-opener but fears have been allayed that he suffered a serious injury.

Munnelly got a knee in the back and suffered some slight bruising but he has been given the all-clear to resume training.

Limerick hurling manager Joe McKenna has received a blow ahead of the start of the National Hurling League as defender Peter Lawlor is believed to have pulled out of the county panel.

The Croom club man is thought to have withdrawn his services less than two weeks before Limerick meet Tipperary in Division 1B of the league.

Lawlor was Limerick’s only Allstar nominee last year and the former U-21 All-Ireland-winning captain’s absence will not help McKenna’s bid to to propel the county back to the forefront of hurling.

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern last night launched the Páidí Ó Sé football weekend at a reception in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. Clubs from around the country will take part in the weekend, which will take place in west Kerry on February 24, 25 and 26.

CORK (SF v Kerry): A. Quirke; K. O’Connor, G. Canty, A. Lynch; N. O’Leary, G. Spillane, S. Levis; D. Hurley, M. Shields; F. Gould, C. McCarthy, K. McMahon; J. Hayes, B. J. O’Sullivan, K. O’Sullivan.

DUBLIN (SF v Monaghan): S Cluxton; N O’Shea, B Cahill, D Henry; P Casey, P Andrews, C Goggins; C Whelan, D Bastick; D Murray, B Cullen, D Lally; D O’Callaghan, K Bonner, T Quinn.

 

Shields gets starting place against Kerry

CorkBy Michael Ellard
ST FINBARR’S promising U21 player Michael Shields has been given a starting place on the Cork team to meet Kerry in the second round of the Allianz NFL under lights at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday night next.

Shields came on as a substitute for regular midfielder Nicholas Murphy after the Carrigaline player picked up a shoulder injury during the course of last weekend’s defeat by Offaly in Tullamore. With Murphy ruled out, Shields holds on to his place.

The only other change sees the return of John Hayes at right corner-forward to the exclusion of Éire Óg’s Daniel Goulding.

The Carbery Rangers ace forward missed both the McGrath Cup final victory over Kerry and last Sunday’s league defeat because of a calf muscle injury sustained while playing with his club in the All-Ireland Intermediate competition.

Alan Quirke continues in goal with Kieran O’Connor, Graham Canty and Anthony Lynch again holding down the full-back positions. Noel O’Leary, Ger Spillane and Sean Levis retain their half-back places with Dermot Hurley partnering Shields at midfield.

Fintan Gould, Conor McCarthy and Kevin McMahon are retained en-bloc on the half-forward line with Brendan Jer O’Sullivan again named at full-forward with his namesake Kevin in the left corner of attack.

Dublin make two changes to their team from last Sunday’s victory over Tyrone for next Sunday’s visit of Monaghan to Parnell Park (2.30).

Regular net-minder Stephen Cluxton is between the posts after returning from holiday, with Paul Copeland making way.

The rest of the defence and midfield remains intact for Dublin’s great three-point victory over the All-Ireland champions in Omagh.

Up front, Declan Lally comes into the half-forward line for the suspended Alan Brogan who was red-carded last weekend.

Laois, who got their campaign off to a cracker with a splendid victory over last season’s defeated finalists Wexford, will have a full squad to choose from for their game against Galway in Salthill on Sunday.

Wing-forward Ross Munnelly was carried off shortly after the start of last Sunday’s pipe-opener but fears have been allayed that he suffered a serious injury.

Munnelly got a knee in the back and suffered some slight bruising but he has been given the all-clear to resume training.

Limerick hurling manager Joe McKenna has received a blow ahead of the start of the National Hurling League as defender Peter Lawlor is believed to have pulled out of the county panel.

The Croom club man is thought to have withdrawn his services less than two weeks before Limerick meet Tipperary in Division 1B of the league.

Lawlor was Limerick’s only Allstar nominee last year and the former U-21 All-Ireland-winning captain’s absence will not help McKenna’s bid to to propel the county back to the forefront of hurling.

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern last night launched the Páidí Ó Sé football weekend at a reception in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. Clubs from around the country will take part in the weekend, which will take place in west Kerry on February 24, 25 and 26.

CORK (SF v Kerry): A. Quirke; K. O’Connor, G. Canty, A. Lynch; N. O’Leary, G. Spillane, S. Levis; D. Hurley, M. Shields; F. Gould, C. McCarthy, K. McMahon; J. Hayes, B. J. O’Sullivan, K. O’Sullivan.

DUBLIN (SF v Monaghan): S Cluxton; N O’Shea, B Cahill, D Henry; P Casey, P Andrews, C Goggins; C Whelan, D Bastick; D Murray, B Cullen, D Lally; D O’Callaghan, K Bonner, T Quinn.

 

Shields gets starting place against Kerry

CorkBy Michael Ellard
ST FINBARR’S promising U21 player Michael Shields has been given a starting place on the Cork team to meet Kerry in the second round of the Allianz NFL under lights at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday night next.

Shields came on as a substitute for regular midfielder Nicholas Murphy after the Carrigaline player picked up a shoulder injury during the course of last weekend’s defeat by Offaly in Tullamore. With Murphy ruled out, Shields holds on to his place.

The only other change sees the return of John Hayes at right corner-forward to the exclusion of Éire Óg’s Daniel Goulding.

The Carbery Rangers ace forward missed both the McGrath Cup final victory over Kerry and last Sunday’s league defeat because of a calf muscle injury sustained while playing with his club in the All-Ireland Intermediate competition.

Alan Quirke continues in goal with Kieran O’Connor, Graham Canty and Anthony Lynch again holding down the full-back positions. Noel O’Leary, Ger Spillane and Sean Levis retain their half-back places with Dermot Hurley partnering Shields at midfield.

Fintan Gould, Conor McCarthy and Kevin McMahon are retained en-bloc on the half-forward line with Brendan Jer O’Sullivan again named at full-forward with his namesake Kevin in the left corner of attack.

Dublin make two changes to their team from last Sunday’s victory over Tyrone for next Sunday’s visit of Monaghan to Parnell Park (2.30).

Regular net-minder Stephen Cluxton is between the posts after returning from holiday, with Paul Copeland making way.

The rest of the defence and midfield remains intact for Dublin’s great three-point victory over the All-Ireland champions in Omagh.

Up front, Declan Lally comes into the half-forward line for the suspended Alan Brogan who was red-carded last weekend.

Laois, who got their campaign off to a cracker with a splendid victory over last season’s defeated finalists Wexford, will have a full squad to choose from for their game against Galway in Salthill on Sunday.

Wing-forward Ross Munnelly was carried off shortly after the start of last Sunday’s pipe-opener but fears have been allayed that he suffered a serious injury.

Munnelly got a knee in the back and suffered some slight bruising but he has been given the all-clear to resume training.

Limerick hurling manager Joe McKenna has received a blow ahead of the start of the National Hurling League as defender Peter Lawlor is believed to have pulled out of the county panel.

The Croom club man is thought to have withdrawn his services less than two weeks before Limerick meet Tipperary in Division 1B of the league.

Lawlor was Limerick’s only Allstar nominee last year and the former U-21 All-Ireland-winning captain’s absence will not help McKenna’s bid to to propel the county back to the forefront of hurling.

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern last night launched the Páidí Ó Sé football weekend at a reception in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. Clubs from around the country will take part in the weekend, which will take place in west Kerry on February 24, 25 and 26.

CORK (SF v Kerry): A. Quirke; K. O’Connor, G. Canty, A. Lynch; N. O’Leary, G. Spillane, S. Levis; D. Hurley, M. Shields; F. Gould, C. McCarthy, K. McMahon; J. Hayes, B. J. O’Sullivan, K. O’Sullivan.

DUBLIN (SF v Monaghan): S Cluxton; N O’Shea, B Cahill, D Henry; P Casey, P Andrews, C Goggins; C Whelan, D Bastick; D Murray, B Cullen, D Lally; D O’Callaghan, K Bonner, T Quinn.