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01 Jul 2022

BREAKING: Five changes as Andy Moran names Leitrim team to face Antrim

Keith Beirne returns to starting line-up but Ryan O'Rourke, Donal Casey, Conor Dolan & Ciaran Cullen miss out on 26 strong match day squad

BREAKING: Five changes as Andy Moran names Leitrim team to face Antrim

Andy Moran has made five changes to the Leitrim team to face Antrim in the first round of the Tailteann Cup with top scorer Keith Beirne returning to the starting line-up for Saturday's clash in Avant Money Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada.

However, the news of the Mohill man's return is off-set by the news that Ryan O'Rourke, Conor Dolan, Donal Casey & Ciaran Cullen - who all started in the Connacht Semi-Final against Galway - are not inlcuded in the 26 strong man squad.

In all, there are five changes to the team that started against Galway with Shane Moran dropping to the subs bench with Beirne, James Rooney, Domhnaill Flynn, Cillian McGloin and Tom Prior all named in the starting 15. Darragh Rooney, who missed the Galway game due to injury, is included among the subs as is Mohill's Jordan Reynolds.

James Rooney & Domhnaill Flynn had been named to start against Galway but were replaced in late switches by Conor Reynolds and Ciaran Cullen with the Annaduff man retaining his place in the defence.

Leitrim will again be captained by Leitrim Gaels' David Bruen, named at centre-back, with St Mary's Mark Diffley moving to centre-back in the absence of the injured Casey. Nevin O'Donnell will be the squad's sub keeper in the absence of the injured Darren Maxwell.

The full Leitrim match day squad is as follows:

  1. Brendan Flynn (Leitrim Gaels)
  2. Paddy Maguire (Glencar Manorhamilton)
  3. Mark Diffley (St Mary’s Kiltoghert)
  4. Conor Reynolds (Annaduff)
  5. Shane Quinn (Mohill)
  6. David Bruen (Leitrim Gaels)
  7. James Rooney (Glencar Manorhamilton)
  8. Pearce Dolan (Aughawillan)
  9. Donal Wrynn (Fenagh St Caillins)
  10. Cillian McGloin (Melvin Gaels)
  11. Keith Beirne (Mohill)
  12. Mark Plunkett (Aughawillan)
  13. Domhnaill Flynn (Mohill)
  14. Tom Prior (Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins)
  15. Riordan O’Rourke (Fenagh St Caillins)
  16. Nevin O’Donnell (Shannon Gaels Cavan)
  17. Emlyn Mulligan (St Mary’s Sligo)
  18. Darragh Rooney (St Jude’s Dublin)
  19. Jack Heslin (Gortletteragh)
  20. Dean McGovern (Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins)
  21. Evan Sweeney (Glencar Manorhamilton)
  22. Jordan Reynolds (Mohill)
  23. Shane Moran (Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins)
  24. Conor Farrell (St Mary’s Kiltoghert)
  25. Fergal McTague (Aughawillan)
  26. Aaron Hoare  (Aughnasheelin)

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