Antrim make two changes for Wicklow rematch

Antrim manager Jody Gormley has made two changes to his team for Saturday's Tommy Murphy Cup final against reigning champions Wicklow at Croke Park (throw-in 12pm).

Antrim manager Jody Gormley has made two changes to his team for Saturday's Tommy Murphy Cup final against reigning champions Wicklow at Croke Park (throw-in 12pm).

Thomas McCann, who scored a point as a substitute in last week's semi-final win over London, comes in at right corner-forward in place of dual player Michael Magill.

Gormley has also altered his defence with Tony Convery promoted to centre-back. Midfielder Martin McCarry is the player to miss out.

Justin Crozier, who featured in the half-back line for the 1-19 to 0-13 victory over London, has been moved to centre-forward, while Michael McCann joins Paul Doherty at centre-field.

The Saffrons' selection includes seven players who started last year's 3-13 to 1-17 final defeat to Wicklow at Croke Park.

Sean Kelly, the team captain this season, Terry O'Neill, CJ McGourty and Aodhan Gallagher are notable absentees from the panel for Saturday's decider.

An extra-time goal from Tommy Gill steered Wicklow to the second tier title at Croke Park last August.

However, Antrim gained some revenge on the opening day of this year's National League when they beat the Garden county side by 1-13 to 1-08 in Aughrim.

ANTRIM (Tommy Murphy Cup v Wicklow) - S McGreevy; C Brady, A McClean, P Conlon; T Scullion, T Convery, K O'Boyle; P Doherty, M McCann; P Close, J Crozier, B Hasson; T McCann, K Brady, C Close.

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