The Leitrim team to face Down in tomorrow’s qualifier in Newry (throw-in 3pm) has been announced and features five changes from the side that took to the field in the previous championship matches. Ronan Gallagher misses out through injury, Paul Brennan starts from the substitutes bench while it had already been reported that Wayne McKeon is no longer part of the panel.
The other absentees are Eslin brothers Tomas and Conor Beirne neither of whom will feature in the game.
The players to be introduced are John McKeon at full-back, Daniel Beck at wing-back, Darren Sweeney at midfield while Colm Clarke and Brian McDonald have been introduced at wing-forward and corner-forward respectively.
The Leitrim is as follows: 1 Cathal McCrann (Gortletteragh); Dermot Reynolds (Annaduff); 3 John McKeon (Drumreilly); 4 Paddy Maguire (Glencar/Manorhamilton); 5 Daniel Beck (Mohill); 6 Gary Reynolds (Carrigallen); 7 Barry Prior (Aughawillan); 8 Daniel Lowe (St Mary’s); 9 Darren Sweeney (Glencar/Manorhamilton); 10 Robert Lowe (St Mary’s); 11 Emlyn Mulligan (Melvin Gaels); 12 Colm Clarke (Drumkeerin); 13 Brian McDonald (Glencar/Manorhamilton); 14 James Glancy (Capt) (Glencar/Manorhamilton); 15 Adrian Croal (Glencar/Manorhamilton).
The Leitrim substitutes are as follows:
16 Philip Farrelly (Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s); 17 James Glancy (St Mary’s); 18 Barry McWeeney (Aughnasheelin); 19 Ciaran Egan (Gortletteragh); 20 Shane Canning (Mohill); 21 Paddy McGowan (St Patrick’s Dromahair); 22 Paul Brennan (Melvin Gaels); 23 Conor Sheridan (Melvin Gaels); 24 Fergal Clancy (Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher); 25 Conor Kelly (St Patrick’s Dromahair); 26 Christy McGowan (St Patrick’s Dromahair).