Waterford keep faith in Phelan

WITH Dave Bennett ruled out through injury, Brian Phelan retains his place at midfield on the Waterford hurling team to meet Offaly in tomorrow’s All-Ireland qualifier at Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow.

Bennett damaged a hamstring in the Munster semi-final defeat by Cork and was replaced by Phelan. Manager Justin McCarthy has also made one positional switch, Paul Flynn and Eoin McGrath swapping places.

Still in the state of shock after conceding six goals to Kilkenny last Sunday, Offaly will not announce their team until just before the throw-in.

Following their 11-points defeat by Wexford last weekend, Laois have made four changes for the qualifier with Galway at Portlaoise tomorrow. Pat Mahon takes over at centre-back from Darren Rooney. Centre-forward James Walsh moves to midfield to the exclusion of Eamonn Meagher with John Rowney the leader of the attack. Canice Clooney is preferred to Joe Phelan at right half forward.

Galway introduce four newcomers. Last season’s minor star Ger Mahon is in at right half back, with Derek Hardiman moving to centre back in place of Liam Hodgins. Colin Coen makes his debut at left corner back, while Kevin Hayes has been handed the number 14 shirt in the absence of Eugene Cloonan. Full-back Shane Kavanagh, midfielder David Collins and corner forward Ger Farragher are the other debutants.

There are two changes on the Wexford football team to meet Dublin in the Leinster semi-final on Sunday. Kieran Kennedy replaces Darragh Breen at left half-back, while Diarmuid Kinsella comes in at centre half-forward in place of the injured Darren Foran.

The Tipperary team to play Westmeath shows one change from the side which lost to Kerry in the Munster championship. Cian Maher (Fethard) starts at left half-forward in place of the injured Paul Cahill.

The Westmeath team shows three changes and a number of positional switches from the team which played Kildare.

Justin McAteer comes into the side at right full back to replace James Davitt, who is out with an ankle injury. Donal O’Donoghue returns at full back allowing Damien Healy to move to his more accustomed centre half back position.

David Kilmartin loses out at left half back with Patrick Mulvihill moving from left half forward to replace him.

Derek Heavin plays at right half forward, having played at centre-back against Kildare. David Glennon loses out in the forward line with Paul Conway returning from injury at centre half forward and Alan Mangan moving from the half forward line to right full forward.

Peter Canavan is back for Tyrone for the first time in almost two years. Canavan is named at centre-forward to face Cavan in Sunday’s Ulster semi-final at Clones. Conor Gormley fills the midfield void left by Colin Holmes, while Davy Harte comes in at right half back. Brendan Donnelly gets a start in attack for Peter Donnelly.

The introduction of Canavan means Martin Penrose moves out to the left wing, with Ryan Mellon dropping to the bench.

Monaghan manager, Seamus McEneaney has made a number of changes to the team who lost to Derry for tomorrow’s game against London. This is a game Monaghan simply have to win to restore credibility following their disappointing display against Derry. James McElroy is recovered from injury and starts in place of Fergal Duffy. Shane McManus comes into the attack in place of Nicholas Corrigan and Hugh McElroy replaces Raymond Ronaghan at full forward. In defence James Coyle reverts to the full back role with Vincent Corey wearing number six. Meanwhile former Clontibret and Monaghan full back, Damien McKenna, starts for London in the number 3 shirt.

WATERFORD (SH v Offaly): S. Brenner; T. Feeney, F. Hartley, E. Murphy; T. Browne, K. McGrath, J. Murray; B. Phelan, M. Walsh; E. Kelly, D. Shanahan, E. McGrath; J. Mullane, S. Prendergast, P.Flynn.

GALWAY (SH v Laois): L. O’Donoghue; D. Joyce, S. Kavanagh, C. Coen; G. Mahon, D. Hardiman, O. Canning; D. Collins, T. Regan; R. Murray, D. Forde, D. Tierney; D. Hayes, K. Hayes, G. Farragher.

LAOIS (SH v Galway): P. Mullaney; B. Campion, P. Cuddy, M. McEvoy; J. Fitzpatrick, P. Mahon, S. Dwyer; J. Young, J. Walsh; C. Cloonan, J. Rowney, C. Healy; T. Fitzgerald, L. Tynan, D. Culleton.

MONAGHAN (SF v Cavan): S. Duffy, D. McArdle, J. Coyle, C. Flanagan; D. Freeman, V. Corey, G. McQuaid; D. Clerkin, E. Lennon; J. McElroy, P. Finlay, S. McManus; T. Freeman, H. McElroy, S. Gollogly.

WESTMEATH: (SF v Tipperary): G. Connaughton; J. McAteer, D. O’Donoghue, John Keane; M. Ennis, D. Healy, P. Mulvihill; R. O’Connell, D. O’Shaughnessy; D. Heavin, P. Conway, F. Wilson; A. Mangan, D. Glennon, D. Dolan.

TYRONE (SF v Cavan): P. McConnell; R. McMenamin, C. Lawn, S. Sweeney; D. Harte, G. Devlin, P. Jordan; C. Gormley, S. Cavanagh; B. Donnelly, P. Canavan, M. Penrose; O. Mulligan, S. O ‘Neill, E. McGinley.

WEXFORD (SFC v Dublin): J. Cooper; C. Morris, P. Wallace, N. Murphy; P. Curtis, D. Murphy, K. Kennedy; N. Lambert, D. Fogarty; R. Barry, D. Kinsella, S. Cullen; PJ Banville, P. Colfer, M. Forde.

MAYO (SFC v Roscommon): D. Clarke; K. Higgins, D. Heraney, G. Ruane; C. Moran, J. Nallen, G. Mullins; R. McGarrity, S. Fitzmaurice; A. Moran, C. McDonald,A. Dillon; C. Mortimer, BJ Padden, S. Carolan.

TIPPERARY (SFC v Westmeath): P. Fitzgerald; D. Byrne, N. Curran, P. King; P. Morrissey, B. Lacey, R. Costigan; K. Mulryan, F. O’Callaghan; G. Burke, L. England, Cian Maher; B. Hickey, D. Browne, B. Mulvihill.

DERRY (SHC v Roscommon): C. Stevenson; B. McGolderick; L. Hinphey, F. McCloy; C. Brunton, P O’Kane, P Sweeney; G. Biggs, R.Convery; R. Kennedy, Gregory Biggs, P. Hearty; A.N. Other, A.N. Other, F.McGuigan.

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CourtsGaaHurlingPlace: Dr. Cullen Park, CarlowPlace: PortlaoisePlace: ClonesPlace: SFPlace: CavanPlace: TipperaryPerson: PhelanPerson: Dave BennettPerson: Brian PhelanPerson: BennettPerson: Justin McCarthyPerson: Paul FlynnPerson: Eoin McGrathPerson: Pat MahonPerson: Darren RooneyPerson: James WalshPerson: Eamonn MeagherPerson: John RowneyPerson: Canice ClooneyPerson: Joe PhelanPerson: Ger MahonPerson: Derek HardimanPerson: Liam HodginsPerson: Colin CoenPerson: Kevin HayesPerson: Eugene CloonanPerson: Shane KavanaghPerson: David CollinsPerson: Ger FarragherPerson: Kieran KennedyPerson: Darragh BreenPerson: Diarmuid KinsellaPerson: Darren ForanPerson: Cian MaherPerson: Paul CahillPerson: Justin McAteerPerson: James DavittPerson: Donal O’DonoghuePerson: Damien HealyPerson: David KilmartinPerson: Patrick MulvihillPerson: Derek HeavinPerson: David GlennonPerson: Paul ConwayPerson: Alan ManganPerson: Peter CanavanPerson: CanavanPerson: Conor GormleyPerson: Colin HolmesPerson: Davy HartePerson: Brendan DonnellyPerson: Peter DonnellyPerson: Martin PenrosePerson: Ryan MellonPerson: Seamus McEneaneyPerson: James McElroyPerson: Fergal DuffyPerson: Shane McManusPerson: Nicholas CorriganPerson: Hugh McElroyPerson: Raymond RonaghanPerson: James CoylePerson: Vincent CoreyPerson: Damien McKennaPerson: S. BrennerPerson: T. FeeneyPerson: F. HartleyPerson: E. MurphyPerson: T. BrownePerson: K. McGrathPerson: J. MurrayPerson: B. PhelanPerson: M. WalshPerson: E. KellyPerson: D. ShanahanPerson: E. McGrathPerson: J. MullanePerson: S. PrendergastPerson: P.Flynn.Person: GalwayPerson: L. O’DonoghuePerson: D. JoycePerson: S. KavanaghPerson: C. CoenPerson: G. MahonPerson: D. HardimanPerson: O. CanningPerson: D. CollinsPerson: T. ReganPerson: R. MurrayPerson: D. FordePerson: D. TierneyPerson: D. HayesPerson: K. HayesPerson: G. FarragherPerson: P. MullaneyPerson: B. CampionPerson: P. CuddyPerson: M. McEvoyPerson: J. FitzpatrickPerson: P. MahonPerson: S. DwyerPerson: J. YoungPerson: J. WalshPerson: C. CloonanPerson: J. RowneyPerson: C. HealyPerson: T. FitzgeraldPerson: L. TynanPerson: S. DuffyPerson: D. McArdlePerson: J. CoylePerson: C. FlanaganPerson: D. FreemanPerson: V. CoreyPerson: G. McQuaidPerson: D. ClerkinPerson: E. LennonPerson: J. McElroyPerson: P. FinlayPerson: S. McManusPerson: T. FreemanPerson: H. McElroyPerson: G. ConnaughtonPerson: J. McAteerPerson: D. O’DonoghueEvent: All-IrelandEvent: MunsterEvent: Munster championshipEvent: UlsterOrganisation: WaterfordOrganisation: OffalyOrganisation: CorkOrganisation: KilkennyOrganisation: WexfordOrganisation: LaoisOrganisation: GalwayOrganisation: DublinOrganisation: TipperaryOrganisation: KerryOrganisation: FethardOrganisation: WestmeathOrganisation: KildareOrganisation: MonaghanOrganisation: DerryOrganisation: LondonOrganisation: Clontibret
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