Meath put trust in debut boys Kelly and MacGabhann

STEPHEN MacGABHANN will make his Championship debut with Meath in Sunday’s Leinster clash with Wicklow in Croke Park.

The Navan O’Mahonys player gets his call-up papers after seasoned campaigner Hank Traynor pulled up in training on Tuesday night with a hamstring injury.

Sean Boylan also gives a first Championship start to Niall Kelly, but there is no place on the starting 15 for newly wed Ollie Murphy.

Armagh have named their strongest available side for Sunday's Ulster SFC opener against Monaghan. With Diarmaid Marsden and John McEntee already ruled out through injury, Martin O'Rourke comes in to left corner forward and Tony McEntee replaces his brother at centre-forward, moving from centre back where captain Kieran McGeeney returnsn from injury.

Galway midfielder Kevin Walsh has been ruled out of next weeks’s Connacht clash with London. Walsh hasn’t played with Galway since breaking a toe in the League defeat by Limerick. He recently injured the same toe in training and is struggling to regain full fitness.

Wing back John Rodgers will make his first championship start with Roscommon in the opening round of the Connacht SFC on Sunday, although he did make an appearance in last year’s qualifier against Kildare.

Team coach Tommy Carr gives Ger Heneghan his championship debut in a full forward line that includes Karl Mannion and Frankie Dolan.

Sligo, who provide the opposition for Roscommon in Hyde Park, introduce three newcomers, goalkeeper Philip Green, John Martin (right half back) and Gary Maye (midfield).

Team coach James Kerins also has Eamon O’Hara back to full fitness after missing most of the league with a groin injury, while Dessie Sloyan and Gerry McGowan are also named in the starting line up after recovering from injury.

Paidí Ó Sé has postponed naming the Westmeath team for the Leinster championship clash with Wicklow until tonight as he waits on a fitness report on Rory O’Connell.

The Down hurling team to face New York in Sunday’s Ulster championship semi-final is notable for the inclusion of John Convery at left corner forward. He played youths soccer with Glasgow Celtic and looked destined for their senior team but felt home sick and returned home.

Derry have left a vacancy at midfield for Sunday’s Ulster SHC semi-final clash with Antrim in Casement Park. Rory Convery was sent off in last Sunday’s win over London and his replacement won’t be named until the morning of the game.

Antrim coach Dinny Cahill introduces three newcomers to championship hurling in Brendan Herron, Martin Scullion and Michael Herron.

Long serving Gregory O’Kane is no longer involved and his place at full forward has been taken by Paddy Richmond. Michael Magill, Conor Cunning and Ciaran Connolly were not considered due to injury.

New York has left a vacancy at midfield for the visit of Down to the Big Apple this weekend in their Ulster SHC tie at Gaelic Park.

Cavan midfielder Dermot McCabe has been ruled out of the Championship replay with Down because he is to have keyhole surgery on his knee injury.

McCabe, who missed the first meeting on 16 May because of the ongoing problem, is due to have the operation on 27 May, three days before the Breffni replay.

The Gowna star, a key player for Cavan, has been troubled by injury since dislocating a kneecap.

He said the surgery would clean the knee out and also repair some tendons.

MEATH (SFC) v Wicklow: D. Gallagher, M. O’Reilly, D. Fay, N. McKeigue, S. MacGabhann, T. O’Connor, P. Reynolds, A. Moyles, N. Crawford, N. Kelly, C. McCarthy, T. Giles, E. Kelly, S. McKeigue, D. Regan.

ARMAGH (Ulster SFC v Monaghan): P Hearty; E McNulty, F Bellew, A Mallon; A O'Rourke K McGeeney, A McCann; P Loughran, P McGrane; P McKeever, T McEntee, O McConville; S McDonnell, R Clarke, M O'Rourke

NEW YORK v Down (Ulster SHC): K Jordan (Connecticut), A Kiely (Connecticut), P Dalton (Westmeath), P Wickham (Connecticut), S Quirke, captain (Tipperary), J Brennan (Tipperary), T O’Callaghan (Limerick), A Guinan (Offaly), AN Other, B Kennedy (Connecticut), V Norton (Connecticut), T Fletcher (Tipperary), D Simms, (Limerick), T Moylan (Tipperary), D McCarthy (Limerick).

ROSCOMMON (SFC v Sligo): S. Curran; J. Nolan, M. Ryan, J. Whyte; D. Casey, F. Grehan, J. Rogers; S. O’Neill, S. Lohan; D. Connellan, N. Dineen, G. Cox; G. Heneghan, K. Mannion, F. Dolan.

SLIGO (SFC v Roscommon): P. Greene; N. Maguire, P. Naughton, B. Phillips; J. Martin, M. Langan, P. Gallagher; S. Davey, G. Maye; K. Quinn, M. Brehony, E. O’Hara; D. Sloyan, M. McNamara, G. McGowan.

WICKLOW (SFC v Meath): R. Hollingsworth; C. Hyland, S. Cushe, T. Burke; C. Davis, Stephen Byrne, A. Foley; B. Sheehan, B. Ó hAnnaidh; T. Harney, R. Coffey, A. Ellis; T. Gill, T. Hannon, W. O’Gorman.

ANTRIM (SHC v Derry): D. Quinn; M. McCambridge, K. Kelly, B. Herron; J. Campbell, K. Keegan, C. Herron; J. Connolly, M. Scullion; L. Richmond, C. McGuckian, M. Herron; L. Watson, P. Richmond, B. McFall.

DERRY (SHC v Antrim): K. Stenson; G. Brunton, L. Hinphey, M. Conway; B. Ward, C. Brunton, P. O’Kane; AN Other, P. Kelly; K. Hinphey, Gregory Biggs, Gary Biggs; D. McGrellis, P. Hegarty, G. McGonigle.

DOWN (SHC v New York): G. Clarke; L. Clarke, S. Murray, E. Dorrin; S. Wilson, G. Savage, G. Clarke; A. Savage, G. Adair; G. McGrattan, P. Branniff, B. McGourty; M. Coulter, G. Johnson, J. Convery.

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