Sean Cavanagh gets first start of the campaign for Tyrone's clash with Laois, as Derry and Roscommon also name sides
Published 25/02/2016 | 21:19
Sean Cavanagh comes in to the Tyrone team for his first 2016 league start as Mickey Harte makes four changes from the side that beat Galway for Sunday's game against Laois.
Hugh Pat McGeary and Barry Tierney replace Ronan McNamee and Rory Brennan in defence while Cavanagh and Mark Bradley come into attack with Padraig McNulty and Conor McAliskey moving to the bench.
Tyrone: M O'Neill; A McRory, C McCarron, HP McGeary; T McCann, J McMahon, B Tierney; C Cavanagh, M Donnelly; N Sludden, M Bradley, C Meyler; D McCurry, S Cavanagh, R O'Neill.
Senan Kilbride is recalled to the Roscommon team for their trip to play Cork on Sunday in Division 1, one of two changes from the win over Kerry that they make. Kilbride picked up an injury prior to that game but replaces Conor Daly while Sean Purcell is included at Ronan Stack's expense in defence.
Roscomon (v Cork): D O'Malley; S McDermott, N Collins, N McInerney; N Daly, S Purcell, D Murray; E Smith, I Kilbride; F Cregg, C Murtagh, C Devaney; C Connolly, S Kilbride, C Cregg.
Brendan Rogers returns to the Derry football team to play Galway on Sunday after recovering from the facial injury he sustained in the McKenna Cup final against Tyrone last month.Rogers needed 14 stitches for a wound after a collision with Tyrone's Tiernan McCann early in the match.Harte defended his player after Derry manager Damien Barton suggested people were "horrified" by what happened.Rogers will link up with Emmet Bradley at midfield.
Derry: T Mallon; R Ferris, C McKaigue, K McKaigue; M Craig, G McKinless, D Heavron; E Bradley, B Rogers; B Heron, J Kielt, C McFaul; R Bell, M Lynch, D McKinless.