Greene calls it a day with Sligo
Published 20/11/2012 | 10:25
SLIGO'S LONG serving goalkeeper, Philip Greene, (right) is among a number of players who will not be involved in the county senior panel for the 2013 season.
The St. John's keeper, who won a Connacht medal with the county in 2007 and played in three senior Provincial finals, has opted out of the squad due to work commitments.
And his club mate, David Rooney, has also withdrawn from the panel for the same reason.
Injured players, Paul McGovern, David Kelly and Colm McGee, are also out of the squad while Alan Costello is in Australia.
Kelly, one of the most talented forwards in the county, had surgery on a troublesome ankle injury earlier this month and is not expected to figure in the Allianz National League campaign.
Eamonn O'Hara, who won an All Star award in 2002, has not yet committed to the panel. Among a large number of newcomers to the squad is Tourlestrane's highly-rated midfielder, Adrian McIntyre. Among the other players called into the panel by manager Kevin Walsh are Brian Egan (Tourlestrane), Colm Egan (St. Mary's), Niall McManus (St. Mary's), Joe Rogers (Bunninadden), Michael Gormley (Bunninadden), Kevin McDonnell (Castleconnor), Cian McDowd (Coolaney/Mullinabreena), Declan McCormack (Coolaney/Mullinabreena) and Johnny Kelly (St. Molaise Gaels) The squad is further boosted by the return of Stephen Gilmartin and Brian Curran. With Philip Greene opting out, Brian McGovern (Calry/St Joseph's) and Vinny Cadden (Coolera/Strandhill) are the goalkeepers in the squad.