Triple boost for Wexford

WEXFORD have received a triple boost ahead of their Allianz NHL quarter-final against Galway at Nowlan Park on Sunday.

Eoin Quigley, Stephen Banvill and Paul Carley have all recovered from injury and, according to manager John Meyler, are likely to be included when the team is announced tonight.

Laois, fortunate to draw with Carlow last weekend, have named an unchanged team for their NHL Division Two semi-final clash with Kerry at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Fermanagh defender Ryan McCluskey is believed to have walked out of the county panel.

McCluskey was named in the team for the crunch match against Cork last week but took his place in the stand in Clones instead.

He was replaced by Niall Bogue at right corner-back in a match where the Erne side collapsed in the second-half.

McCluskey declined to comment on the situation but it is believed he had a dispute with the under-pressure management team.

Twenty-four hours before Fermanagh fell to Cork, McCluskey played for Dungannon Swifts, who reached the Irish Cup final after beating Cliftonville in a penalty shoot-out.

McCluskey has been a regular in the Erne squad since 2000 but its believe he has been very frustrated with the county set-up over the past few weeks.

The classy corner-back has been one of the county’s most consistent players and represented Ulster on a number of occasions.

His battles with Steven McDonnell in 2004 were a hallmark of the Erne county’s magical run which saw them within a kick of a ball from a place in the All-Ireland final.

The Enniskillen Gaels clubman has seven county championship medals and could now be concentrating on the club campaign.

His departure could be a crippling blow to under pressure Fermanagh who face in-form neighbours Donegal on Easter Sunday in Ballybofey.

Last Sunday angry fans subjected the management to a barracking as the team left the pitch in Clones.

Elsewhere, the Cork U21 football team to play Tipperary in the Munster final on Saturday in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick (2.30) shows two changes for the side that trashed Waterford in the semi-final.

Andrew O’Sullivan, who missed out on the two previous rounds because of injury, returns to partner Fintan Goold at midfield. The Castletownbere man will captain the side.

Seamus Cahalane from Castlehaven has been handed the No 15 jersey. Cathrach Keane and Shane McCarthy are the players to lose out.

Positional switches see Fiachra Lynch move to right half-forward in place of McCarthy and Roy Leahy taking over from Keane at centre forward.

LAOIS (SH v Kerry): P. Mullany; B. Campion, B.Ferns, K. Fitzpatrick; J. Fitzpatrick, J. Young, J. Walsh; J. Phelan, S. Dollard; W. Hyland, M. Whelan, J. Brophy; P. Russell, T. Fitzgerald, J. Phelan.

CORK (U21 FC v Tipperary): K. O’Halloran (Bishopstown); R. Carey Clyda Rovers), M. Shields (St. Finbarr’s), G. O’Shea (Nemo Rangers); S. O’Donoghue (Ballincollig), D. Limrick (Castlehaven), E. Cadogan (Douglas); F. Goold (Macroom), A. O’Sullivan (Castletownbere); F. Lynch (Valley Rovers), R. Leahy (St. Finbarrs), P. Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers); C. O’Neill (Ballyclough), D. Goulding (Éire Óg), S. Cahalane (Castlehaven).

Subs: T. O’Connor (Douglas), N. Horgan (St. Nicks), E. Cotter (Douglas), K. Harrington (Bantry), E. Hegarty (Ballincollig), A. Barry (Douglas), S. Mc Carthy (Douglas), C. Callanan (Clonakilty), D. Kearney (Nemo Rangers).

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GaaHurlingPlace: Nowlan ParkPlace: Gaelic GroundsPlace: FermanaghPlace: BallybofeyPlace: ClonesPlace: Gaelic Grounds, LimerickPlace: CastlehavenPerson: Eoin QuigleyPerson: Stephen BanvillPerson: Paul CarleyPerson: John MeylerPerson: KerryPerson: Ryan McCluskeyPerson: McCluskeyPerson: Niall BoguePerson: Steven McDonnellPerson: Andrew O’SullivanPerson: Fintan GooldPerson: Seamus CahalanePerson: Shane McCarthyPerson: Fiachra LynchPerson: McCarthyPerson: Roy LeahyPerson: KeanePerson: P. MullanyPerson: B. CampionPerson: J. FitzpatrickPerson: J. YoungPerson: J. WalshPerson: J. PhelanPerson: S. DollardPerson: W. HylandPerson: M. WhelanPerson: J. BrophyPerson: P. RussellPerson: T. FitzgeraldPerson: K. O’HalloranPerson: R. CareyPerson: M. ShieldsPerson: G. O’SheaPerson: S. O’DonoghuePerson: D. LimrickPerson: E. CadoganPerson: DouglasPerson: F. GooldPerson: A. O’SullivanPerson: F. LynchPerson: R. LeahyPerson: P. KerriganPerson: C. O’NeillPerson: D. GouldingPerson: S. CahalanePerson: T. O’ConnorPerson: N. HorganPerson: St. NicksPerson: E. CotterPerson: K. HarringtonPerson: BantryPerson: E. HegartyPerson: BallincolligPerson: A. BarryPerson: S. Mc CarthyPerson: C. CallananPerson: ClonakiltyPerson: D. KearneyPerson: RANGERSEvent: NHL quarter-finalEvent: Irish Cup FinalEvent: All-Ireland finalEvent: MunsterOrganisation: WexfordOrganisation: GalwayOrganisation: LaoisOrganisation: CarlowOrganisation: CorkOrganisation: ErneOrganisation: Dungannon SwiftsOrganisation: CliftonvilleOrganisation: UlsterOrganisation: Enniskillen GaelsOrganisation: FermanaghOrganisation: Cork U21 football teamOrganisation: TipperaryOrganisation: WaterfordOrganisation: SHOrganisation: KerryOrganisation: U21 FCOrganisation: BishopstownOrganisation: St. Finbarr’sOrganisation: Nemo RangersOrganisation: BallincolligOrganisation: CastlehavenOrganisation: CastletownbereOrganisation: Valley RoversOrganisation: St. FinbarrsOrganisation: BallycloughOrganisation: ÉireOrganisation: Nemo
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