Down turn to soccer star for league final

Down hurling chief John Crossey has named former Celtic youth team player John Convery in his lineup for Sunday's Div 2 league final.

Down hurling chief John Crossey has named former Celtic youth team player John Convery in his lineup for Sunday's Div 2 league final.

Convery is currently plying his trade with Portadown in the Irish League but takes Martin Coulter's place for the Westmeath tie at corner-forward.

Crossey also names Michael Braniff at the expense of John McGrattan in the other corner.

Down (SH v Westmeath): Graham Clarke; L Clarke, S Murray, E Dorrian; S Wilson, G Savage, Gabriel Clarke; A Savage, G Adair; G McGratton, P Branniff, B McGourty; J Convery, G Johnston, M Branniff.

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