O’Dwyer rings changes after close shave

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Heavin, who damaged a hamstring in last weekend’s narrow defeat by Offaly, failed a fitness test last night and his place at left half-back has been delegated to promising youngster Alan Lamden.

Limerick also show just one change in personnel from the team which lost to Laois for their Sunday date with Down at the Gaelic Grounds.

Padraig Browne, who replaced the injured Pat Fitzgerald in the second- half in Portlaoise, retains his place, moving to corner-back and allowing Conor Mullane to switch to the forward line.

Disappointed at his side’s poor showing against the Shannonsiders, Laois boss Mick O’Dwyer has made a number of changes to his side to meet Sligo.

Relegated to the substitutes’ bench are right corner-back Niall Donoher and left corner-forward Mark Dunne.

Last weekend’s centre-back Paul McDonald commands the corner- back berth vacated by Donoher with Darren Rooney taking over the centre-back duties, while Paul Lawlor comes in at top of the right with Garry Kavanagh moving to left corner-forward.

Offaly have named the same team which defeated Westmeath for tomorrow night’s Allianz NFL clash under lights against champions Kerry in Tralee.

Monaghan manager Seamus McEneaney makes just two changes for Sunday’s game against Clare.

John Paul Mone and Mark Daly, who came on as subs in last Sunday’s win over Carlow, keep their places.

Mone replaces the injured Shane McManus, who picked up a knock in the opening minutes of the Carlow game, while Daly gets the nod in attack in place of Rory Woods.

It’s a first start for Daly and he gives the team management a number of options in attack and midfield as they seek to put victories back-to-back.

Wexford manager Pat Roe has made two changes to the side which shocked Armagh for their clash with Kildare at Newbridge.

Brendan Doyle and Redmond Barry, who both came on at half-time, are retained at the expense of hamstring victim Jim D’Arcy and John Hegarty.

Veteran Glenn Ryan, who made a second-half appearance against Galway last Sunday, retains his place at centre-

back on the Kildare team which also shows a number of positional changes from that floored in the opening round.

Making a return to the team after an outing in the first round of the O’Byrne Cup against Dundalk IT and Sigerson Cup duty with Maynooth, is Padraig Donnelly, who has been handed the number 14 shirt.

Michael Foley moves from centre-back to partner Killian Brennan in the middle of the field. Karl Ennis reverts to his preferred position of left half-back to the exclusion of David Lyons.

Ronan Sweeney moves out from full-forward to the left wing of the attack, with skipper John Doyle slotting in at top of the left in place of John O’Donoghue.

Following their disappointing defeat by Cavan, the Tipperary selectors have recalled Brian Lacey and Liam England to their side for Sunday’s tie with Waterford.

Lacey comes in at midfield, while England is selected at centre-forward. They replace Paul Cahill and John Shanahan respectively.

Kilkenny have made five changes from their semi-final side for tomorrow’s Walsh Cup hurling tournament final against Wexford in Wexford Park.

Richie Mullally comes in for his first game of the season, as does Conor Phelan. Brian Hogan, brought on a sub against Dublin in the first round, receives his first start. Colin Herity and John Maher have been recalled in place of youngsters Richard Power and John Tennyson, who have been excused because they will be in action with their club, Carrickshock in the All-Ireland intermediate semi-final against Robert Emmets (London) on Sunday in Bennettsbridge.

The others heading to the subs bench are Ken Coogan, Sean Dowling and Jimmy Coogan.

LIMERICK (SF v Down): J. Kiely; M. O’Riordan, D. Sheehy, J. McCarthy; D. Reidy, S. Lavin, P. Browne; J. Quane, J O’Donovan; S. Buckley, C. Mullane, M. O’Brien; M. Reidy, J. Murphy, G. Ahern.

LAOIS (SF v Sligo): F. Byron; P. McDonald, C. Begley, T. McDonald; K. Kelly, D. Rooney, P. McMahon; P. Clancy, N. Garvan; R. Munnelly, B. Sheehan, C. Bergin; P. Lawlor, S. Kelly, G. Kavanagh.

OFFALY (SF v Kerry): C. McNamara; N. Grennan, C. Evans, S. Brady; B. Mooney, J. Keane, K. Slattery; C. McManus, A. McNamee; N. Coughlan, J. Kenny, J. Reynolds; C. Quinn, N. McNamee, J. Coughlan.

KILDARE (SF v Wexford): E Murphy; E Callaghan, D Hughes, A McLoughlin; A Rainbow, G Ryan, K Ennis; K Brennan, M Foley; D McCormack, R Glavin, R Sweeney; T Fennin, P Donnelly, J Doyle.

WEXFORD (SF v Kildare): J. Cooper; C. Morris, P. Wallace, N. Murphy; D. Breen, D. Murphy, S. Cullen; D. Kinsella, B. Doyle; D. Fogarty, P. Colfer, R. Barry; D. Foran, J. Hudson, M. Forde.

MAYO (SF v Donegal): D. Clarke; K. Higgins, P. Kelly, L. O’Malley; G. Mullins, J. Nallen, P.

Gardiner; BJ Padden, J. Kilcullen; J. Gill, C. McDonald, A. Kilcoyne; C. Mortimer, A. Dillon, J. Prenty.

MONAGHAN (SF v Clare): S. Duffy; G. McQuaid, J. Coyle, C. Flanagan; J.P. Mone, R. Ronaghan, J. Ward; J. McElroy, D. Clerkin; D. McArdle, D. Freeman, S. Gollogly; T. Freeman, F. Duffy, M. Daly.

TIPPERARY (SF v Waterford): B. Enright; D. Byrne, N. Curran, P. King; P. Morrissey, R. Costigan, B. Hahessy; B. Lacey, E. Hanrahan; A. Fitzgerald, L. England, K. Mulryan; I. Barnes, D. Browne, G. Burke.

WESTMEATH (SF v Cork); G. Connaughton; J. Davitt, D. O’Donoghue, J. Keane; M. Ennis, D. Kilmartin, A. Lamden; R. O’Connell, J. Brennan; J. Fallon, D. Mitchell, C. Galligan; A. Mangan, D. Glennon, D. Dolan.

KILKENNY (SH v Wexford): J. McGarry; M. Kavanagh, N. Hickey, J. Ryall; R. Mullally, B. Hogan, J.J. Delaney; M. Comerford, C. Herity; C. Phelan, D. Lyng, E. Brennan; J. Maher, J. Hoyne, H. Shefflin.

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