Three debutants for Wexford

Wexford manager Seamus Murphy has included three league debutants in his side for Sunday’s NHL Division 1A trip to Waterford.

Wexford manager Seamus Murphy has included three league debutants in his side for Sunday’s NHL Division 1A trip to Waterford.

Andrew Kavanagh, who has recovered from a groin strain to start, Ciarán Kenny of Buffers Alley and Oulart-the-Ballagh forward Stephen Doyle, who struck 2-07 against Dublin in a Walsh Cup tie last month, will all make their league bows in Dungarvan (throw-in 2.30pm).

In all, Murphy has made fives changes to the side that lost last Saturday’s Walsh Cup final to Kilkenny.

Right corner back Paul Roche is ruled out with a heel injury and replaced by his Oulart-The Ballagh club mate Kavanagh, while team captain Keith Rossiter, having recovered from an ankle problem, returns at full-back the expense of Kevin Kavanagh.

Having shaken off a hamstring injury, Declan Ruth comes in for Eoin Sheridan at right half-back, while Stephen Nolan makes way at midfield for Darren Stamp, who missed out last week due to a back injury.

Eoin Quigley starts in the forwards, with Mitch Jordan dropping to the bench.

Having been plagued by early season injuries, Wexford boss Murphy still have Dessie Mythen (broken finger) and Barry Lambert (dislocated shoulder) in the sick bay.

WEXFORD (NHL v Waterford): Damien Fitzhenry; Andrew Kavanagh, Keith Rossiter (capt), Malachy Travers; Declan Ruth, Ciarán Kenny, Diarmuid Lyng; Darren Stamp, Tomas Mahon; Paul Carley, Eoin Quigley, Stephen Doyle; Michael Jacob, David O’Connor, Rory Jacob.

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