However, there several positional switches in the forward line where only Ross Munnelly and captain Chris Conway keep the same positions.
Brian McDonald moves to centre-forward from right corner forward; Colin Parkinson switches from centre-forward to full-forward; and Ian Fitzgerald moves to top of the right.
Leitrim introduce three newcomers to senior championship football for Sunday’s Connacht clash with Roscommon in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Barry Prior is at left half back; John Goldrick at right half forward, while Michael Foley is at left corner forward. All three won Connacht junior championship medals recently.
Tyrone boss Mickey Harte last night delayed naming his team for Sunday’s Ulster SFC semi-final against Donegal, to give a handful of doubtful starters time to prove their fitness.
Skipper Brian Dooher and utility man Kevin Hughes, are causing most concern. Harte has already made it clear that Peter Canavan will be on the bench at Clones.
Clearly unhappy with the performance against Offaly in the Leinster championship, Laois hurling coach Paudie Butler has made three changes in personnel and a number of positional switches for his side’s All-Ireland qualifier against Westmeath which forms part of the double header in Croke Park on Sunday.
Lar Mahon, Pat Mahon and Alan Delaney come in for Rory Conroy, Canice Coonen and Robert Jones. Paul Cooney moves to full back with Darren Rooney switched to right half forward.
Team Captain David Cuddy has gone from midfield to full-forward with Liam Tynan moving to centre back. James Young and James Walsh form a new midfield partnership.
Dublin make two changes for Sunday’s Leinster SHC semi-final against Offaly at Croke Park. Stephen Perkins and Dave Sweeney return after injury with Stephen Hiney and Conal Keaney (suspended) missing from the side which defeated Westmeath.
Perkins will play at full back in an all Ballyboden-St Enda’s back four, while Sweeney will partner Carl Meehan at midfield.In a defensive re-shuffle Aodán de Paor has been moved to right half back with Hiney losing out.
Tony Browne is winning his fitness battle ahead of Waterford’s Munster SHC Final meeting with Cork on Sunday, June 27. There is hardly any doubt about his recall should he prove his fitness, with his semi-final replacement, Brian Wall of Fourmilewater, the one most likely to lose out.
Manager Justin McCarthy reports a clean bill of health in his squad which prepares for their third consecutive provincial decider.
Anthony Lynch’s fitness for Cork’s Bank of Ireland football qualifier game remains in doubt. A shoulder injury ruled him out of last Sunday’s Munster semi-final and continues to threaten his involvement in the second round.
The games are scheduled for July 3 which will be six weeks from the day Lynch was injured. The initial prognosis was that it would take from four to six weeks to heal.
G. Phelan; D. Reynolds, J. McKeon, M. McGuinness; N. Gilhane, S. Quinn, B. Prior; D. Maxwell, C. Carroll; J. Goldrick, J. Guckian, C. Ryan; D. Brennan, F. McBrien, M. Foley.
F. Byron; A. Fennelly, C. Byrne, J. Higgins; D. Rooney, T. Kelly, P. McDonald; K. Fitzpatrick, N. Garvan; R. Munnelly, B. McDonald, P. Clancy; I. Fitzgerald, C. Parkinson, C. Conway.
K. Galvin; L. Mahon, P. Cuddy, A. Delaney; J. Fitzpatrick, L. Tynan, M. McEvoy; J. Young, J. Walsh; D. Rooney, P. Mahon, C. Cuddy; T. Fitzgerald, D. Cuddy, D. Culleton.
G Maguire; D Spain, S Perkins, S Daly; A de Paor, R Fallon, K Ryan; D Sweeney, C Meehan; D Curtin, L Ryan, M Carton; D O’Callaghan, K Flynn, D Donnelly.