Derry keep Bradley in reserve again

Ace attacker Paddy Bradley will warm the bench for Derry's re-fixed Ulster SFC quarter-final tie against Antrim this Sunday (Casement Park, throw-in 3.30pm)

Ace attacker Paddy Bradley will warm the bench for Derry's re-fixed Ulster SFC quarter-final tie against Antrim this Sunday (Casement Park, throw-in 3.30pm).

Bradley is free to play for the Oak Leafers, despite facing a possible disciplinary rehearing. He had his three-month suspension - for a minor interference with a referee during a club game - put on hold last month due to a discrepancy in his original hearing.

The GAA's Disputes Resolution Authority has told the Derry County Board that if they do not rehear the Bradley case before July 31, the case will be closed.

With Bradley remaining on the bench, Derry manager Paddy Crozier has opted to name the same starting fifteen he selected for last weekend's postponed game against Antrim, which was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Cathal McKeever, James Conway, Raymond Wilkinson and Michael McGoldrick are all set to make their championship debuts for Derry. Left half-back McKeever has played both hurling and football at SFC level before - he lined out for New York last summer in both codes.

Clashing in the Ulster championship for the first time since 2002, Derry are eyeing up a morale-boosting win over Antrim to set them on their way to their first Anglo-Celt Cup triumph since 1998.

The winners of Sunday's game will play Down or Monaghan in Ulster's last-four on June 24.

DERRY (SFC v Antrim) - B Gillis; M McGoldrick, K McCloy (capt), G O'Kane; P Cartin, SM Lockhart, C McKeever; F Doherty, J Conway; B McGolderick, C Gilligan, J Diver; R Wilkinson, E Muldoon, M Lynch.

Substitutes: S O'Kane, Paddy Bradley, Paul Bradley, C Devlin, R Dillon, G Donaghy, L Hinphey, J Keenan, E Lynn, F McEldowney, P Murphy, P O'Hea.

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