Donnelly and McCloskey return for Saffrons

Donnelly and McCloskey return for Saffrons

Cormac Donnelly and Eddie McCloskey have been named in the Antrim team to face Wexford in Sunday's Leinster SHC quarter-final at Wexford Park (throw-in 3.30pm).

Manager Dinny Cahill has made three changes in personnel to the side that started the Saffrons' first ever Leinster Championship win over Laois on May 14.

Donnelly, who has missed recent matches due to a groin injury, will start at full-back with his McQuillan's club-mate Neil McAuley ruled out through suspension. Aaron Griffin has been moved to right half-back.

There are two further switches in the full-forward line as McCloskey, who returns from an eight-week suspension, and Darren Hamill take over from Karl McKeegan and James Black.

Shane McNaughton, who was ill for the Laois game, could have an impact off the bench, while Antrim are still without the services of All-Star nominee Liam Watson, Johnny Campbell and PJ O'Connell.

The winners of Sunday's clash will progress to a semi-final against reigning Leinster champions Kilkenny on Saturday, June 11.

ANTRIM (SHC v Wexford): Christopher O'Connell; Christopher McGuinness, Cormac Donnelly, Kevin Molloy; Aaron Graffin, Michael Herron, Ciaran Herron; Paul Shiels, Barry McFall; Simon McCrory, Karl Stewart, Neil McManus; Conor McCann, Darren Hamill, Eddie McCloskey.

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