Tuesday 27 September 2016

Sean Kelly names Leinster panel for inter-pro football semi-final against Munster

Published 30/11/2015 | 19:15

Kildare's Ollie Lyons is named in Leinster panel
Kildare's Ollie Lyons is named in Leinster panel

Players from 10 different counties have been selected on the 24-man panel for this Saturday’s Inter-Provincial football semi-final against Munster.

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Leinster football manager Sean Kelly and his selectors Johnny Doyle from Kildare and Vinny Claffey from Offaly were unable to access the Dublin squad who are currently away on their All-Ireland winners’ holiday.

But Royal County native Kelly has still assembled an experienced squad of players and boasts some quality talent. John Heslin (Westmeath), Donie Kingston (Laois), Graham Reilly (Meath) and Niall McNamee (Offaly) will offer a serious attacking platform.

The match will also feature Navan O’Mahony’s star Stephen Bray who announced his retirement from inter county duty in recent weeks but will make his inter county swan song in the Inter Provincial clash, having played a prominent role in guiding O’Mahony’s to the 2015 Meath title

Leinster meet Munster in Pairc Esler in Newry at 4pm on Saturday for the right to play either Connacht or Ulster in the final in Crossmaglen on Sunday.

LEINSTER FOOTBALL SQUAD 2015

Padraig Rath - Louth

Eoghan O Flaherty - Kildare

Padraig O Neill - Kildare

Cathal McNally - Kildare

Tommy Moolick - Kildare

Ollie Lyons - Kildare

Ray Connellan - Westmeath

Kieran Martin - Westmeath

Paul Sharry - Westmeath

John Heslin - Westmeath

Donie Kingston - Laois

Evan O Carroll - Laois

John Maloney - Offaly

Graham Guilfoyle - Offaly

Alan Mulhall - Offaly

Niall McNamee - Offaly

Dean Healy - Wicklow

Brian Malone - Wexford

Stephen Bray - Meath

Donal Keoghan - Meath

Graham Reilly - Meath

Daniel St Leger - Carlow

Barry Gilleran - Longford

Paddy Collum - Longford

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