Ballinamore Sean O'Heslin's Oisin McCaffrey (wearing blue bib) on the Leitrim bench during the Rosocmmon game Picture: Willie Donnellan
Oisin McCaffrey of Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s is the surprise inclusion in the Leitrim team named to take on Wicklow this Saturday in the first round of the All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifiers.
The Ballinamore man, an unused sub in Hyde Park, impressed for the County Junior side in the Connacht Semi-Final in Castlebar, scoring 1-1 from midfield, prompting Terry Hyland to hand him his first ever start for the Leitrim Senior team.
The only other change in personnel from the Roscommon game is the return of Leitrim Gaels’ Aidan Flynn to the starting line-up in defence. Those dropping from the team that started against Roscommon are Aughawillan duo Fergal McTague and Gary Plunkett, Plunkett a late change on the day for Jack Heslin.
However, the team as named today is much reshuffled with Mark Plunkett returning to the centre-back spot he occupied during the league while Annaduff’s Conor Reynolds starts at wing-back. Shane Quinn and Sean McWeeney are both named in the half-forward line which suggests a more defensive outlook for this Saturday.
The full Leitrim team is as follows:
1 Cathal McCrann Gortletteragh
2 Paddy Maguire Glencar/Manorhamilton
3 Micheal McWeeney © St Mary’s Kiltoghert
4 Aidan Flynn Leitrim Gaels
5 Conor Reynolds Annaduff
6 Mark Plunkett Aughawillan
7 Ray Mulvey St Mary’s Kiltoghert
8 Oisin McCaffrey Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s
9 Shane Moran Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s
10 Domhnaill Flynn Mohill
11 Sean McWeeney Aughnasheelin
12 Shane Quinn Mohill
13 Evan Sweeney Glencar/Manorhamilton
14 Pearce Dolan Aughawillan
15 Ryan O’Rourke Fenagh St Caillin’s
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