Wednesday 18 October 2017

Kildare's Kavanagh among four Galway debutants

James Kavanagh, Kildare. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Donegal v Kildare, Croke Park, Dublin in 2011. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
James Kavanagh, Kildare. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Donegal v Kildare, Croke Park, Dublin in 2011. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

Galway have handed debuts to four players in their Connacht SFC clash with London on Sunday.

Former Kildare senior James Kavanagh and Michael Lundy and Eddie Hoare start in the forwards and Paul Varley makes his Connacht debut at wing-back.

With captain Paul Conroy out injured Galway will be captained by Gary O'Donnell who has made the centre-back spot his own this year.

London have not yet named their side but the Exiles, who made history by beating Sligo and Leitrim to reach the Connacht final last year, are expected to feature two Galwaymen.

Mark Gottsche has been a London mainstay for several years but former Tribes goalkeeper Adrian Faherty, who once worked for current Galway manager Alan Mulholland, is also expected to line out for the Exiles.

GALWAY (SF v London) – M Breathnach; D O’Neill, F Hanley, J Duane; G Bradshaw ,G O’Donnell, P Varley; F O’Curraoin, T Flynn; M Lundy, S Walsh, J Kavanagh; M Martin, E Hoare, D Cummins.

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