Kerry call up Reidy, Young and Quirke

WITH three of last season’s All-Ireland winning side having retired Kerry have called up Pádraig Reidy, Killian Young and Micheal Quirke for next Sunday’s Munster SFC semi final meeting with Waterford at Fraher Field, Dungarvan.

Reidy is named at right corner-back, Young at left half-back and Quirke as midfield partner to Darragh Ó Sé.

Both Declan O’Sullivan and Paul Galvin, who missed the start of the League because of sojourns in Australia, are included with O’Sullivan on the right flank of attack and Galvin on the left.

Graham Geraghty returns to the Meath team for Sunday’s mouth-watering Leinster SFC clash with Dublin at Croke Park.

Geraghty takes over the let corner forward position from the suspended Brian Farrell, while the only other change from the side that comprehensively defeated Kildare last time out sees Peter Curran preferred to Niall McLoughlin at right half forward.

Longford have made one change from the side that defeated Westmeath last time out for their Leinster SFC clash with Laois at Tullamore onSaturday. David Barden comes into the side at right corner forward with Kevin Mulligan moving to full forward and regular attack leader Padraigh Dowd moving to left half forward in place of the discarded Pat Berry.

Laois have stuck by a tried and tested format and introduce no new blood.

Wicklow have announced an unchanged side for their third meeting with Louth to determine the outcome of the counties Leinster SFC saga at Croke Park on Sunday.

Antrim have dropped their captain Ciaran Close for Sunday’s Ulster SFC clash with Derry at Casement Park. James Loughrey now takes over the left half forward position. Antrim’s top scorer in the National League Paddy Cunningham has recovered after breaking his hand and is included at left corner forward. The Derry team is due to be named tonight.

Former All-star Liam Cahill is poised for a sensational recall to Tipperary’s senior hurling panel – almost four years after his last championship appearance.

Cahill, who recently transferred to Thurles Sarsfields from Ballingarry, scored 3-2 from play for a Tipperary senior selection against the county’s U21s in a challenge match in Thurles on Tuesday night.

And now manager Michael ‘Babs’ Keating is seriously considering Cahill for a place in his championship squad to face Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday week.

Cahill, 30, last appeared in a championship game for Tipperary back in 2003, as a substitute when the Premier County crushed Laois in a one-sided Portlaoise qualifier.

Meanwhile, midfielder Shane McGrath will be fit to line out against Limerick, despite picking up a shoulder injury during Tuesday night’s workout. Corner back Eamonn Buckley did not complete the game after complaining of an upset stomach but he will be ready in time for the clash with the Shannonsiders.

Toomevara’s Willie Ryan enhanced his chances of starting against Limerick with a fine display against the U21s while Eoin Kelly made a late welcome appearance to allay fears about his fitness following a recent hand injury.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Burgess clubman Tony Scroope has been dropped from Keating’s panel.

Limerick senior hurling team management have confirmed that defender Mark O’Riordan is a definite non-starter for the Munster SHC clash with Tipperary on June 10.

O’Riordan has been ruled out with a broken thumb but Brian Geary is expected to be fit after going over on his ankle during a recent club game with Monaleen.

There is further good news for team manager Richie Bennis as Niall Moran will be ready in time after recovering from a broken finger.

And full forward Seán O’Connor, who enjoyed an impressive NHL campaign, is expected to recover in time from a badly damaged hamstring.

LAOIS (SFC v Longford): F. Byron; C. Ryan, T. Kelly, J. Higgins; P. McMahon, D. Rooney, B. McCormack; B. Quigley, N. Garvan; R. Munnelly, C. Conway, P. Clancy; M. Tierney, P. Lawlor, B. McDonald.

LONGFORD (SFC v Laois): D. Sheridan (Capt); D. Brady, D. Masterson, D. O’ Reilly; S. Mulligan, D. Hannify, N. Farrell; B. McElvaney, L. Keenan; T. Smullen , P. Barden, P. Dowd; D. Barden, K. Mulligan, B. Kavanagh.

KERRY (SFC v Waterford): D. Murphy; P. Reidy, T. O’Sullivan, M. Ó Sé; T. Ó Sé, A. O’Mahony, K. Young; D. Ó Sé, M. Quirke; D. O’Sullivan, E. Brosnan, P. Galvin; C. Cooper, K. Donaghy, MF Russell.

MEATH (SFC v Dublin): B. Murphy; E. Harrington, D. Fay, N. McKeigue; S. Kenny, A. Moyles, C. King; M. Ward, N. Crawford; P. Curran, K. Reilly, P. Byrne; S. Bray, J. Sheridan, G. Geraghty.

WICKLOW (SFC v Louth): B. Norman; C. Hyland, D. Power, A. Byrne; J. P. Dalton, A. O’ h-Annaidgh, P. Dalton; J. Stafford, T. Walsh; J. Slattery, L. Glynn, P. Earls; T. Gill, D. Jackman, T. Hannon.

ANTRIM (SFC v Derry): S. McGreevey; T. Scullion, P. Doherty, A. Byrne; S. McVeigh, G. Bell, J. Crozier; M. McCann, J. Quinn; A. Gallagher, K. Niblock, J. Loughrey; C. McGourty, K. Brady, P. Cunningham.

TIPPERARY (SF v Cork): Paul Fitzgerald; Mark O’Brien, Peter King, Michael Phelan; Pa Morrissey, Cian Maher, Edward Connolly; George Hannigan, Paul Johnson; Willie Wallace, Hugh Coghlan, Brian Mulvihill; Damian O’Brien, Declan Browne, Barry Grogan.

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