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Saturday 10 December 2016

Same again for Tribesmen in replay date with Dublin

Declan Rooney

Published 06/06/2015 | 02:30

Galway manager Anthony Cunningham says Niall Burke has not yet reached full fitness after a shoulder problem. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Galway manager Anthony Cunningham says Niall Burke has not yet reached full fitness after a shoulder problem. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham has selected the same 15 players to start today's Leinster SHC replay against Dublin that played out a draw at Croke Park.

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After returning from injury, defender Daithi Burke and forward David Burke are both expected to play some part - if not from the start then from the bench - but the game (4.45pm) in Tullamore comes too soon for Niall Burke, who is close to a return from an shoulder problem.

"Niall is back in training with us alright, but the replay means lads like David and Daithi are a week further on from their hand injuries," said Cunningham.

Meanwhile, Laois football manager Tomás ó Flatharta has also named an unchanged starting 15 for his side's Leinster SFC quarter-final against Kildare, which also takes place at the Co Offaly venue (7.0).

The O'Moore County were on form when they defeated Carlow by 17 points in round one three weeks' ago and ó Flatharta has kept faith with the same side again.

It hasn't been a year to remember for Kildare so far after their relegation to Division 3 of the National League, and manager Jason Ryan has made three changes to the side that tasted defeat in their last league game against Galway. Out go injured pair Peter Kelly and Keith Cribbin as well as Fionn Dowling, with Kevin Murnaghan, Padraig O'Neill and Cathal McNally all drafted in.

The Laois hurlers are also in action this weekend when they meet Offaly at Portlaoise tomorrow and after a brief hiatus away from managerial duties, Seamus 'Cheddar' Plunkett has made two changes to his time from their last Leinster qualifying group game.

Out of the team go Dwane Palmer and Ross King, who are replaced by Conor Dunne and PJ Scully, while a reshuffle also sees Joe Campion switch to midfield.

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