Niblock returns to lead Antrim attack

Kevin Niblock has recovered fully from a shoulder injury to be named in the Antrim team for Sunday's Ulster SFC quarter-final showdown with Tyrone at Casement Park (throw-in 4pm).

Kevin Niblock has recovered fully from a shoulder injury to be named in the Antrim team for Sunday's Ulster SFC quarter-final showdown with Tyrone at Casement Park (throw-in 4pm).

Niblock sustained the injury against Louth in a league match in late March and missed Antrim's recent Division 3 final defeat to Sligo.

The St. Gall's ace will lead the Saffrons' attack from centre-forward, taking CJ McGourty's place in the half-forward line.

Aodhan Gallagher will start in midfield, partnering the fit-again Brendan Herron who has recovered from the ankle injury he picked up against Sligo.

John Finucane continues in the goalkeeping position, keeping the more experienced Sean McGreevy on the sidelines, while Aaron Douglas replaces Andy McClean (viral infection) at full-back.

Kevin McGourty, who has rejoined the panel after a two-year absence, has not made the matchday squad, but could yet feature as a late inclusion on the bench.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that Antrim forward Michael Magill has been dropped from the panel for disciplinary reasons.

Saffrons manager said that Magill was 'in breach of the code of conduct last weekend.'

ANTRIM (SFC v Tyrone): J Finucane; C Brady, A Douglas, K O'Boyle; T Scullion, J Crozier, S Kelly; A Gallagher, B Herron; T O'Neill, K Niblock, J Loughrey; P Cunningham, M McCann, T McCann.

Subs: S McGreevy, A McClean, A Healy, D McCann, S Finch, D Gault, K Brady, C Fleming, CJ McGourty, G O'Boyle, P Doherty.

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