GAA Connacht Senior Football Championship

One change on Leitrim team to face Roscommon

Ballinamore’s Dean McGovern starts after New York heroics

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Just one change to the starting 15 for Saturday's Connacht Championship clash with Roscommon. Photo by Willie Donnellan

Manager Brendan Guckian has made just one change from the victory over New York to the Leitrim team to face Roscommon this Saturday in the Connacht Senior Football Championship Semi-Final in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada.

Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s Dean McGovern will start in midfield in place of Mohill’s Domhnaill Flynn after his introduction turned the tide in Gaelic Park. Otherwise, Guckian has gone with the same starting 15 from the victory over New York.

McGovern’s introduction brings to nine the number of Leitrim clubs represented on the starting 15 with Mohill again having the biggest contingent with three players in Oisin Madden, Shane Quinn and Keith Beirne while Melvin Gaels and Fenagh St. Caillin’s have two each with one from Allen Gaels, St. Mary’s Kiltoghert, Aughawillan, Sean O’Heslin’s, Gortletteragh and Glencar/Manorhamilton.

The full Leitrim team list and subs is as follows:

1 Diarmuid McKiernan Allen Gaels

2 Paddy Maguire St. Brigid’s (Dublin)

3 Micheal McWeeney St. Mary’s Kiltoghert

4 Oisín Madden Mohill

5 James Rooney Glencar/Manorhamilton

6 Donal Wrynn Fenagh St. Caillin’s

7 Shane Quinn Mohill

8 Mark Plunkett Aughawillan

9 Dean McGovern Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s

10 Jack Heslin Gortletteragh

11 Emlyn Mulligan Melvin Gaels

12 Ryan O’Rourke Fenagh St. Caillin’s

13 Darragh Rooney Melvin Gaels

14 Keith Beirne Mohill

15 Brendan Gallagher Lucan Sarsfields (Dublin)

16 Gary Hickey Glencar/Manorhamilton

17 Noel Plunkett Aughawillan

18 Alan Armstrong Mohill

19 Domhnaill Flynn Mohill

20 Aidan Flynn Leitrim Gaels

21 Eoin Ward Carrigallen

22 Colm Moreton Leitrim Gaels

23 Damien Moran Bornacoola

24 James Mitchell Mohill

25 Keith Keegan Mohill

26 Nicholas McWeeney St. Mary’s Kiltoghert

27 Conor Gaffney Drumreilly

28 Ronan Kennedy Mohill

29 Caillian McGloin Melvin Gaels

30 Matthew Murphy Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s

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