Sligo axe for McGarty, McGowan

Sligo manager Dominic Corrigan has axed forward duo Dara McGarty and Gerry McGowan for tomorrow's All-Ireland SFC fourth round qualifier against Cork (Portlaoise, throw-in 4pm).

Sligo manager Dominic Corrigan has axed forward duo Dara McGarty and Gerry McGowan for tomorrow's All-Ireland SFC fourth round qualifier against Cork (Portlaoise, throw-in 4pm).

Wing forward McGarty and corner forward McGowan were both substituted in the Yeats side's third round win over Clare two weeks ago after disappointing displays.

McGarty and McGowan have been replaced in the line-up by Tony Taylor and Brian Curran respectively.

Otherwise, Sligo are unchanged from the side that edged the Banner men 1-13 to 0-11. Much of the scoring focus will be on Mark Breheny again after he hit 1-6 last time out.

The on-form Sean Davey, who resumes his midfield partnership with Noel McGuire, also bagged a goal and nine points for his club Curry last weekend.

Eastern Harps attacker Paul Taylor, who retired from inter-county action last November, is named by Corrigan amongst the replacements.

Meanwhile, Darren Rabbitt and Seanie Johnston both came through fitness tests last night to take their places in the Cavan team for their fourth round qualifier against Mayo tomorrow (Dr Hyde Park, throw-in 5.30pm).

Breffni boss Marty McElkennon has named an unchange side as he seeks to follow up on the morale-boosting wins over Donegal and Meath.

Full-back Rabbitt has recovered from the knee injury he picked up against Meath last time out, while corner-forward Johnston is back fit, having suffered a groin injury while playing for Cavan Gaels last week.

Johnston was a vital cog against Meath, striking over three points from play.

SLIGO (SFC v Cork): P Greene; P Naughton, J Martyn, B Phillips; P Doohan, B Egan, J Davey; S Davey, N McGuire; J McPartland, M Breheny, T Taylor; D McTernan, D Sloyan, B Curran.

CAVAN (SFC v Mayo): James Reilly; M Hannon, D Rabbitt, Pauric O'Reilly; M Cahill, A Forde, Peter Reilly; D McCabe, P McKenna; M McKeever, N Walsh, F O'Reilly; S Johnston, Jason O'Reilly, L Reilly.

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