Antrim make three changes

Antrim joint-managers Dominic McKinley and Terence McNaughton have made three alterations to their side for Saturday's All-Ireland SHC qualifier against Clare (Casement Park, throw-in 2.30pm).

Antrim joint-managers Dominic McKinley and Terence McNaughton have made three alterations to their side for Saturday's All-Ireland SHC qualifier against Clare (Casement Park, throw-in 2.30pm).

Two of the changes are in defence where Michael Kettle and Malachy Molloy are both ruled out with injuries.

Cushendall teenager Arron Graffin comes in to make his senior championship debut at right-back with Ballycastle clubman Kieran Kelly filling in at full-back.

Michael McCambridge, the Saffrons' full-back for their Ulster final win over Down, moves to right half-back to take over from broken hand victim Molloy.

The third change is in attack as 19-year-old Cushendall forward Shane McNaughton starts at top of the right with Simon McCrory dropping to the bench.

Neal McAuley (broken hand) and Paddy Richmond, who has opted out of the squad with his wedding fast-approaching, are notable absentees, but key midfielder Karl McKeegan has recovered from a groin injury to retain his starting place.

Antrim had a run-out against Wexford in Dundalk last Saturday but lost 4-17 to 1-14 to the Leinster finalists.

ANTRIM (SHC v Clare) - R McGarry; A Graffin, K Kelly, S Delargy (capt); M McCambridge, J Campbell, C Herron; K McKeegan, B Herron; P McGill, N McManus, M Herron; S McNaughton, J McIntosh, P Shiels.

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