Boost for Rossies as Noone returns

PAUL NOONE returns to the Roscommon team for tomorrow’s Connacht SFC semi-final replay with Leitrim at Dr Hyde Park.

The outstanding left half back missed last weekend's drawn thriller but has been passed fit to take over his regular No 7 shirt from stand-in Andy McPadden.

This is the only change on the Roscommon team, while dark-horses Leitrim have kept faith with the same 15 that started for the last match.

However, Leitrim have made a number of positional switches up front. Frank McBrien moves from centre forward to full forward with John Guckian now leading the attack. Dave Brennan moves from full forward to the right corner with Matt Foley holding down the left corner forward position.

For their Leinster SFC semi-final clash with Wexford on Sunday, Westmeath have made just one change in personnel from the team which defeated Dublin in the previous round.

David Mitchell, who impressed when introduced during that match, retains his place at the expense of Fergal Wilson.

Dublin face All-Ireland champions Kilkenny with an inexperienced side for tomorrow's All-Ireland SHC qualifier in Dr Cullen Park (7pm).

The departure of team captain Kevin Flynn and Liam Ryan to the US robs the Sky Blues of two of their more experienced players, forcing the Dublin management to give youth its fling.

There is one change in defence, with Philip Brennan coming in at right corner-back and Aodhán de Paor moving to midfield with Carl Meehan losing out.

In attack there is an entirely new half-forward line, with Seán O'Shea, David Curtin and Seán McCann, while Michael Carton will start at full-forward.

Stephen Perkins will take over the team captaincy.

Brian Cody has responded to Kilkenny's shock defeat to Wexford by making five changes in personnel for the game.

Only four players James McGarry, Noel Hickey, Peter Barry and Derek Lyng will start in the same position as they did 11 days ago against the Slaneysiders.

While DJ Carey returns to the starting 15, the biggest surprise is the absence of current All-Star Michael Kavanagh in the Cats defence.

ROSCOMMON (SFC v Leitrim): S. Curran; J. Whyte, M. Ryan, J. Nolan; D. Casey, F. Grehan, P. Noone; S. O'Neill, S. Lohan; B. Higgins, F. Dolan, G. Cox; N. Dineen, K. Mannion, G. Heneghan.

LEITRIM (SFC v Roscommon): G. Phelan; D. Reynolds, J. McKeon, M. McGuinness; N. Gilbane, S. Quinn, B. Prior; D. Maxwell, C. Carroll; J. Goldrick, J. Guckian, C. Regan; D. Brennan, F. McBrien, M. Foley.

WESTMEATH (SFC v Wexford): G. Connaughton; J. Davitt, D. O'Donoghue J. Keane; M. Ennis, D.Healy, D. Heavin; G. Dolan, D. O'Shaughnessy; B. Morley, P. Conway, D. Mitchell; A. Mangan, D. Glennon, D. Dolan.

DUBLIN (SH v Kilkenny): G Maguire; P Brennan, S Perkins, S Daly; S Hiney, R Fallon, K Ryan; D Sweeney, A de Paor; S O'Shea, D Curtin, S McCann; D O'Callaghan, M Carton, P Fleury.

KILKENNY (SH v Dublin): J McGarry; M Phelan, N Hickey, T Walsh; R Mullally, P Barry, J.J. Delaney; D Lyng, K Coogan; M Comerford, J Coogan, E Brennan; A Fogarty, DJ Carey, H Shefflin.

OFFALY (MHC v Kilkenny): R. Murray; M. Quinlan, T. Coughlan, M. Verney; G. Tracey, K. Grogan, B. Watkins; E. Lee, J. Bergin; C. Parlon, J. Keane, D. Molloy; G. Kelly, P. Cleary, A. Egan.

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CourtsGaaPlace: Dr Hyde ParkPlace: WestmeathPlace: Dr Cullen ParkPerson: RossiesPerson: Paul NoonePerson: Andy McPaddenPerson: Frank McBrienPerson: John GuckianPerson: Dave BrennanPerson: Matt FoleyPerson: David MitchellPerson: Fergal WilsonPerson: Kevin FlynnPerson: Liam RyanPerson: Philip BrennanPerson: Aodhan de PaorPerson: Carl MeehanPerson: Seán O'SheaPerson: David CurtinPerson: Sean McCannPerson: Michael CartonPerson: Stephen PerkinsPerson: Brian CodyPerson: James McGarryPerson: Noel HickeyPerson: Peter BarryPerson: Derek LyngPerson: DJ CareyPerson: Michael KavanaghPerson: S. CurranPerson: J. WhytePerson: M. RyanPerson: J. NolanPerson: D. CaseyPerson: F. GrehanPerson: P. NoonePerson: S. O'NeillPerson: S. LohanPerson: B. HigginsPerson: DolanPerson: G. CoxPerson: N. DineenPerson: K. MannionPerson: G. PhelanPerson: D. ReynoldsPerson: J. McKeonPerson: M. McGuinnessPerson: N. GilbanePerson: S. QuinnPerson: B. PriorPerson: D. MaxwellPerson: CarrollPerson: J. GoldrickPerson: J. GuckianPerson: C. ReganPerson: D. BrennanPerson: F. McBrienPerson: M. FoleyPerson: G. ConnaughtonPerson: J. DavittPerson: D. O'DonoghuePerson: J. KeanePerson: M. EnnisPerson: D.HealyPerson: D. HeavinPerson: G. DolanPerson: D. O'ShaughnessyPerson: B. MorleyPerson: P. ConwayPerson: D. MitchellPerson: A. ManganPerson: D. GlennonPerson: D. DolanPerson: DUBLINPerson: G MaguirePerson: P BrennanPerson: S PerkinsPerson: S DalyPerson: S HineyPerson: R FallonPerson: K RyanPerson: D SweeneyPerson: A de PaorPerson: S O'SheaPerson: D CurtinPerson: S McCannPerson: D O'CallaghanPerson: M CartonPerson: P FleuryPerson: KilkennyPerson: J McGarryPerson: M PhelanPerson: N HickeyPerson: T WalshPerson: R MullallyPerson: P BarryPerson: J.J. DelaneyPerson: D LyngPerson: K CooganPerson: M ComerfordPerson: J CooganPerson: E BrennanPerson: A FogartyPerson: H ShefflinPerson: R. MurrayPerson: M. QuinlanPerson: T. CoughlanPerson: M. VerneyPerson: G. TraceyPerson: K. GroganPerson: B. WatkinsPerson: E. LeePerson: J. BerginPerson: C. ParlonPerson: D. MolloyPerson: G. KellyPerson: P. ClearyPerson: A. EganEvent: Connacht SFCEvent: Leinster SFC semiEvent: All-IrelandEvent: All-Ireland SHCOrganisation: RoscommonOrganisation: LeitrimOrganisation: WexfordOrganisation: DublinOrganisation: KilkennyOrganisation: Sky BluesOrganisation: SlaneysidersOrganisation: SFCOrganisation: SHOrganisation: MHC
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