Walsh working with new-look Sligo squad

There are a number of new faces in the Sligo football panel that is preparing for the new season under manager Kevin Walsh.

Walsh working with new-look Sligo squad

There are a number of new faces in the Sligo football panel that is preparing for the new season under manager Kevin Walsh.

Retirements, injuries and emigration have all affected Walsh's selection options with long-serving goalkeeper Philip Greene heading the list of absentees.

Greene, a Connacht SFC title winner in 2007, has departed the inter-county scene due to work commitments.

The St John's clubman was ever-present during this year's Championship campaign which ended with a disappointing 0-13 to 0-4 qualifier loss to Kildare.

Greene's club-mate David Rooney has also opted out due to work commitments.

The newcomers in Walsh's freshened up panel include Adrian McIntyre and Brian Egan, both from Tourlestrane, and Niall McManus and Colm Egan of beaten Sligo SFC finalists St Mary's.

Joe Rogers and Michael Gormley, who have impressed recently for Sligo intermediate champions and Connacht IFC runners-up Bunninadden, have also made the cut.

Eamonn O'Hara, so long the talisman of the Sligo team, has yet to publicly confirm if he will be playing inter-county football next year at the age of 37.

Alan Costello, a player who has starred up front for the Yeats men in recent seasons, has decided to emigrate to Australia.

In addition Walsh is planning for the early stages of the season without the injured David Kelly, Colm McGee and Pal McGovern, but the experienced Brian Curran and Stephen Gilmartin are available.

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