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Saturday 20 September 2014

Brian McIver brings back big guns to face Mayo

Published 11/04/2014 | 02:30

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28 April 2013; Derry manager Brian McIver. Allianz Football League Division 2 Final, Derry v Westmeath, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Derry manager Brian McIver

DERRY have made the expected changes to their team to play Mayo in Sunday's Division 1 Allianz NFL semi-final. The Oak Leafers put out virtually a second-string side against Mayo in the final round of group games last week because they had already qualified.

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Brian McIver last night named a full-strength outfit which includes just two players – Oisin Duffy and and Emmet McGuckin – who started in Castlebar last weekend. Their only one significant absence is James Kielt, who is out with a quad muscle injury.

Limerick's joint hurling managers, Donal O'Grady and TJ Ryan, have trimmed their squad to 32 as preparations intensify for the June 1 championship clash against Tipperary at Semple Stadium.

Limerick's league performances were sharply criticised and led to a meeting with the managers and county board officers. Omitted from the league panel are Darragh Kennedy, Darragh Kennedy, Richie English, Cathal McNamara, Paudie Ahern and Niall Kennedy.

DERRY (SF v Mayo) – T Mallon; O Duffy, C McKaigue, D McBride; K Johnston, G O'Kane, SL McGoldrick; F Doherty, Patsy Bradley; C McFaul, M Lynch, E Lynn; B Heron, E McGuckin, C O'Boyle.

OFFALY (SH v Kerry) – Conor Slevin; N Wynnem G Healion, J Rigney; C Parlon, C Egan, B Harding; K Connolly, Ciaran Slevin; J Bergin (capt), D Currams , C Mahon; B Carroll, S Cleary, S Quirke

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