One change for Galway

With injuries clearing up, Galway manager John McIntyre has made just one change to his team for tomorrow night's Leinster SHC quarter-final against Wexford at Nowlan Park (throw-in 7pm).

With injuries clearing up, Galway manager John McIntyre has made just one change to his team for tomorrow night's Leinster SHC quarter-final against Wexford at Nowlan Park (throw-in 7pm).

Ollie Canning, Donal Barry and Ger Farragher took a full part in Tuesday's training session and have been passed fit to start for the Tribesmen in their first game since their NHL Division 1 final success over Cork.

Veteran defender Canning has recovered from an ankle injury to take his place at left corner back, and Farragher and Barry have also shaken off their dead leg injuries.

The only change to the team that accounted for Cork is Joe Gantley's inclusion at left corner forward, with Iarla Tannian dropping to the bench.

Galway's confidence has been boosted by their first league title since 2004, and much will be expected of McIntyre's men in their second ever Leinster Championship campaign.

They have had an injury-interrupted build-up, but the Galway boss insists that his players are ready to hit the ground running come Saturday night.

"We are going into the Championship on the front foot after winning the Walsh Cup and the National League," he told the Galway Independent.

"But we all realise in the Galway camp that there is a big difference between Championship and league hurling. But I expect the Galway players to successfully make that divide on Saturday evening.

"Obviously we picked up more injuries than we would have liked but that is part and parcel of competitive sport.

"Whatever line-up we have, we'll have 15 players on the field on Saturday and all of them will be trying to give a good account of themselves. We are not trying to make excuses."

GALWAY (SHC v Wexford): C Callanan; D Joyce, S Kavanagh (capt), O Canning; D Barry, T Óg Regan, D Collins; G Farragher, D Burke; D Hayes, C Donnellan, A Smyth; A Harte, J Canning, J Gantley.

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