No place in Cavan line-up for hero Lyng

Late point hero Michael Lyng has failed to force his way into Cavan stand-in boss Martin McElkennon's side for Saturday's Ulster SFC semi-final replay against Tyrone.

Late point hero Michael Lyng has failed to force his way into Cavan stand-in boss Martin McElkennon's side for Saturday's Ulster SFC semi-final replay against Tyrone.

Substitute Lyng kicked the leveling point eight minutes into injury-time in last weekend's drawn game with the Red Hands, showing all the nerveless qualities of one of his sporting heroes Jonny Wilkinson.

The Cavan Gaels attacker, just 20, returned to action at the start of the month following a hamstring strain.

While Lyng misses out, so too does big midfielder Dermot McCabe, who was a late withdrawal last weekend in Clones.

Cavan's sole change from the side that drew 1-7 to 0-10 with Tyrone sees world champion Handball player Paul Brady, who was red-carded and subsequently stretchered off in the drawn game, is indirectly replaced by John Tierney, who comes in at full-forward.

Anthony Forde switches back to right half-back to fill in for Brady.

Tyrone, meanwhile, look set to start with Brian Dooher and Brian McGuigan this weekend. The experienced duo came on as replacements in the drawn game to help Mickey Harte's side overcome a 0-6 to 1-6 deficit.

CAVAN (SFC v Tyrone): J Reilly; M Hannon, D Rabbitt, K Fannin; A Forde, Peter Reilly, Pauric Reilly; N Walsh, P McKenna; M Cahill, M McKeever, F O’Reilly; J O’Reilly (Capt), J Tierney, L Reilly.

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