Three changes for Waterford

Buoyed by their away win over Limerick last weekend, Waterford host Antrim at Walsh Park today and boss Justin McCarthy has made three changes from the side that defeated the Shannonsiders.

Buoyed by their away win over Limerick last weekend, Waterford host Antrim at Walsh Park today and boss Justin McCarthy has made three changes from the side that defeated the Shannonsiders.

All Star Tony Browne has been rested, while Michael Walsh and Eoin Murphy are not selected for the Decies.

Stradbally club man Ger Power makes his senior inter-county debut at left half-back, while Eoin McGrath comes in at right corner-forward.

John Mullane moves to right half-forward, with Dan Shanahan leading the attack and captain Eoin Kelly on the left flank.

Dave Bennett returns to partner Andy Moloney in midfield.

The Saffrons will be missing Karl McKeegan, Paddy Richmond and Brendan Herron for the trip to the south-east.

Down will look to take another Leinster scalp when they meet Laois today in Portlaoise, following their victory over Dublin last weekend.

Veteran star Gary Savage is again included in the side, having come through last weekend’s encounter unscathed, despite being rushed back from a hamstring injury.

Limerick travel to Dublin as both sides look for their first win of the relegation series.

The Shannonsiders fell to Dublin last week, while the Metropolitans were surprised on their travels to Down.

Defender TJ Ryan moves to the attack for Limerick – the Garryspillane man has been named at full-forward for the clash at Parnell Park.

The only other change in Joe McKenna’s side is between the posts, with Ger O’Connell replacing Adare club man Timmy Houlihan.

Mark Foley continues at corner-back, with dual player Stephen Lucey at full-back.

WATERFORD (SH v Antrim): S Brenner; T Feeney, F Hartley, D Coffey; B Phelan, J Murray, G Power; A Moloney, D Bennett; J Mullane, D Shanahan, E Kelly; E McGrath, S Prendergast, P Flynn.

DOWN (SH v Laois): Graham Clarke; L Clarke, S Murray, P Hughes; Gabriel Clarke, G Savage, S Wilson; A Savage, P Monan; E Clarke, P Braniff, B McGourty; M Coulter, G Johnson, S Clarke.

LIMERICK (SH v Dublin): G O’Connell; D Reale, S Lucey, M Foley; P O’Dwyer, O Moran, B Geary; P O’Grady, D O’Grady; C Fitzgerald, JP Sheehan, A O’Shaughnessy; D Ryan, TJ Ryan, A O’Connor.

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