McCormack to start for Westmeath

Callum McCormack has played his way into the Westmeath team to face Kerry in Sunday's All-Ireland SFC second round qualifier in Mullingar (throw-in 3pm).

Callum McCormack has played his way into the Westmeath team to face Kerry in Sunday's All-Ireland SFC second-round qualifier in Mullingar (throw-in 3pm).

McCormack came off the bench to help the midlanders overcome Louth in the first round, shooting a goal and three points in the 1-15 to 0-12 win three weeks ago.

The U-21 player from Maryland replaces James Dolan at left half forward in the only change manager Pat Flanagan has made.

Dolan is unavailable for the game due to the four-week suspension he picked up for verbal abuse during a Garrycastle minor match he attended. Match referee Barry Kelly reported him.

Regular full-back Kieran Gavin is still absent with a quad muscle injury.

He was a late addition to the team to play Louth, but the injury flared up during the warm-up and Mark McCallion was drafted in to start.

WESTMEATH (SFC v Kerry): Darren Quinn; Mark McCallon, John Gaffey, Kevin Maguire; Doran Harte, Michael Ennis (capt), Daniel McDermott; John Heslin, Paul Bannon; Kieran Martin, Ger Egan, Callum McCormack; Denis Glennon, David Glennon, Paul Sharry.

Subs: Eoin Carberry, Aidan Finnan, Ben Moran, Kieran Sheridan, Ronan Foley, David Gavin, Trevor English, Denis Corroon, Tommy Warburton, John Egan, Declan Mullen.

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