Goold back as Cork face Cavan

FINTAN GOOLD has been recalled to the Cork team to meet Cavan in the Allianz NFL at Breffni Park on Saturday next.

Goold takes over the centre-forward berth, while Stephen O’Donoghue, Ballincollig comes in for Noel O’Leary at right half-back.

These are the only changes in personnel from the side that defeated Westmeath last time out.

The inclusion of Goold sees Kevin O’Sullivan moving to left corner-forward with Donnacha O’Connor taking over the full-forward position from Michael Cussen.

Meanwhile, Dublin have named an unchanged team for Sunday’s Division 2 clash with Armagh in Crossmaglen from the side which drew with Monaghan.

Kerry manager Pat O’Shea has revealed that Allstar attackers Paul Galvin and Declan O’Sullivan are making good progress from shoulder and knee injuries.

Said O’Shea: “Paul is back training and making good progress but he is not in the picture this weekend. His injury has been slow enough to heal and we are going to take more time with it. He has a little bit more to go as has Declan O’Sullivan. Declan trained with us last night but is just running in a straight line so we are a little bit lightweight with our panel at the moment due to injuries and our U21 players being missing.

“We always knew that was going to be the case and now that we are half-way through the league it gives fellows games and while we are still in the hunt for play-off places, Saturday night is a vital game for us”

O’Shea will be forced to plan without the suspended Kieran Donaghy and midfielder Michael Quirke for Saturday night’s game away to Laois

“We are dealing with a lot of mature players in our squad and Micheal made the decision himself and chose basketball over football this weekend and is going to play with the Tralee Tigers in the play-offs, so won’t be available for us.”

Waterford are waiting on fitness reports on three injured players — Shane Briggs, Eamon Walsh and Gary Hurney — before finalising their team to play Offaly at Tullamore on Sunday.

Wing back Niall Considine and midfielder Davy Russell will be available for selection by Clare for their home game with Wicklow at Cusack Park, Ennis. Both Considine and Russell were red-carded in the opening game of the competition against Antrim but have subsequently served their two-months suspension terms.

Mayo manager John O’Mahony’s hopes of avoiding relegation from Division One have been dealt a severe blow with news of the long-term absence of vice-captain Peadar Gardiner, while Trevor Mortimer, Billy Joe Padden and Aidan Kilcoyne are also doubts ahead of Sunday’s crucial battle with Kildare.

Crossmolina clubman Gardiner suffered a broken jaw during his club’s league opener defeat against Knockmore on Sunday and will be absent of the remainder of the league campaign.

Trevor Mortimer, recently returned from his own long-term spell on the sidelines is also doubtful with a troublesome hamstring while Billy Joe Padden, who missed Mayo’s thrilling victory over Kerry two weeks ago, is duo to undergo an MRI Scan on his ankle today.

Better news for O’Mahony surrounds the return to action of Ciaran McDonald, who featured prominently for his club at the weekend and will soon rejoin the county panel.

While three injured Meath football forwards, Brian Farrell, Joe Sheridan and Shane O’Rourke, are all making progress, the three are likely to figure in next Sunday’s crucial NFL Division 2 clash with in-form Monaghan at Clones.

Farrell, who was the top scorer in the 2007 league, has not been involved in any action this spring because of a hamstring problem, O’Rourke was forced to retire during the opening outing against Roscommon because of a similar ailment and Sheridan has been troubled by a knee injury.

CORK (SF v Cavan): A. Quirke; D. Duggan, G. Canty, K. O’Connor; Stephen O’Donoghue, G. Spillane, O. Sexton; N. Murphy, A. O’Connor; J. Miskella, F. Gould, K. McMahon; D. Goulding, D. O’Connor, K. O’Sullivan.

DUBLIN (SF v Armagh): S. Cluxton; D, Henry, R. McConnell, D. Murray; P. Casey, B. Cullen, C. Moran; E. Fennell, S. Ryan; P. Flynn, B. Brogan, M. Vaughan; C. Keaney, K. Bonner, J. Sherlock.

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