Young look to Galway team

Galway boss Peter Forde has named five U21 players in his line-up for Sunday's Connacht SFC semi-final clash against Leitrim at Pearse Stadium.

Galway boss Peter Forde has named five U21 players in his line-up for Sunday's Connacht SFC semi-final clash against Leitrim at Pearse Stadium.

In the absence of injured skipper Padraig Joyce, Moycullen's Paul Clancy leads the side as they face Dessie Dolan Snr's Leitrim, who upset the odds by sending Sligo to the qualifiers in the last round.

Alan Burke replaces Richie Fahey at right corner-back, while Barry Cullinane partners Niall Coleman in midfield in place of the injured Joe Bergin.

John Devane is on the bench and U21 star Sean Armstrong comes in at top of the left.

Brian O'Donoghue replaces 2001 All-Ireland-winning netminder Alan Keane between the sticks.

Dolan Snr has kept faith with the side that defeated the Yeats County last month.

GALWAY (SFC v Leitrim): B O'Donoghue; A Burke, K Fitzgerald, V Feeney; D Meehan, D Burke, M Comer; N Coleman, B Cullinane; P Clancy, M Donnellan, M Clancy; M Meehan, D Savage, S Armstrong.

LEITRIM (SFC v Galway): C McCrann; M McGuinness, E McKeon, D Reynolds; N Gilbane, B McWeeney, S Foley; C Carroll, G McCloskey; J Goldrick, B Prior, M Foley; J Glancy, C Regan, D Maxwell.

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