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Collins primed for Galway comeback

FORMER Galway hurling skipper David Collins could make his first county appearance for two-and-a-half years when the Tribesmen come to Parnell Park for Sunday's Walsh Cup final against Dublin.

The 2005 Young Hurler of the Year, who hasn't featured since the 2007 All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Kilkenny following a long-running injury nightmare, is included among the subs.

GALWAY (SH v Dublin, Walsh Cup final): C Callanan; D Joyce, S Kavanagh, P Holland; D Barry, T óg Regan, K Hynes; G Farragher, N Cahalan; A Callanan, C Donnellan, D Burke; A Harte, J Gantley, N Hayes.

TONIGHT

KEHOE SHIELD (Extra-time if necessary)

Darver: Fingal v Armagh, 8.0.

SATURDAY

NFL DIVISION 1

Páirc Ui Rinn: Cork v Kerry, 7.30 Setanta Ireland, M Deegan (Laois). Parnell Park: Dublin v Derry, 7.30, Setanta 1, P Hughes (Armagh).

DIVISION 2

Páirc Esler: Down v Meath, 7.30, J McQuillan (Cavan). Thurles: Tipperary v Kildare,7.30, A Mangan (Kerry).

DIVISION 3

Brewster Pk: Fermanagh v Roscommon, 7.30, S McGonigle (Donegal). Breffni Park: Cavan v Antrim, 7.30, R O'Donnell (Donegal).

DIVISION 4

Gaelic Pk: Limerick v Carlow, 7.30, P O'Sullivan (Kerry).

KEHOE CUP FINAL (Extra-time if necessary)

Newbridge: Kildare v Westmeath, 2.0, D O'Donovan (Dublin)

WALSH SHIELD SEMI-FINAL

Castlecomer: Kilkenny v Laois, 2.0.

ALL-IRELAND CLUB IHC FINAL

Croke Park: St Gall's (Antrim) v St Lachtain's (Kilkenny), 7.45, D Copps (Cork).

ALL-IRELAND CLUB JHC FINAL

Croke Park: Blackrock (Limerick) v Naomh Columcille (Tyrone), 6.0, G Duffy (Antrim).

SUNDAY

NFL DIVISION 1

Pease Stadium: Galway v Monaghan, 2.30, D Fahy (Longford). Omagh: Tyrone v Mayo, 2.30, TG4 (Deferred), J White (Donegal).

DIVISION 2

Ballyshannon: Donegal v Laois, 2.0, M Duffy (Sligo). Crossmaglen: Armagh v Westmeath, 2.30, M Higgins (Fermanagh).

DIVISION 3

Wexford Pk: Wexford v Offaly, 2.30, M Condon (Waterford). Markievicz Pk: Sligo v Louth, 2.30.

DIVISION 4

Aughrim: Wicklow v Leitrim, 2.30, E Kinsella (Laois). Nowlan Pk: Kilkenny v Clare, 2.30, D Brazil (Offaly). Fraher Field: Waterford v London, 2.30, D O'Mahoney (Tipperary).

WALSH CUP FINAL (Extra-time if necessary)

Parnell Pk: Dublin v Galway, 12.45, J Owens (Wexford)

WALSH SHIELD SEMI-FINAL

Carlow: Carlow v Antrim, J Kelly (Wexford)

KEHOE SHIELD FINAL

Wicklow/ Dublin: Armagh/Fingal v Wicklow.

ALL-IRELAND CLUB SHC SEMI-FINALS

Parnell Pk: Portumna (Galway) v Cuchullians Dunloy (Antrim), 2.30, TG4 (Deferred), B Gavin (Offaly). Thurles: Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) v Newtownshandrum (Cork), TG4, 2.30, J Ryan (Tipperary).

ALL-IRELAND IFC FINAL

Croke Park: Cookstown Fr Rocks (Tyrone) v Spa (Kerry), 3.45, T Quigley (Dublin).

ALL-IRELAND JFC FINAL

Croke Park: Castlegregory (Kerry) v Kiltimagh (Mayo), 2.0, S Carroll (An Iarmhí).

LADIES FOOTBALL

SUNDAY

Div 1 (2.0 unless stated) - Portmarnock: Dublin v Galway, D McEnery (Westmeath); Inniskeen: Monaghan v Laois, S McIntyre (Tyrone); Ballyheane: Mayo v Tyrone, PJ Rabbitte (Galway).

Div 2 (2.0) - Saval: Down v Clare, 12.0, B Henry (Armagh); Armagh: Armagh v Donegal, P Swift (Monaghan); Golden: Tipperary v Kildare, J Flood (Wexford); Navan: Meath v Sligo, 3.0, G McMahon (Dublin).

Div 3 - Killoe: Longford v Cavan, V Hardiman (Roscommon); Devinish: Fermanagh v Roscommon, B McCallion (Tyrone); Kilmacthomas: Waterford v Wexford, R O'Connor (Tipperary); TBC: Westmeath v Wicklow, TBC, G Sheridan (Cavan).

Div 4 - Leitrim Village: Leitrim v Antrim, G Carmody (Mayo); Stabannon: Louth v Kilkenny.

CAMOGIE

SUNDAY

NL Div2 - Grp1: Waterford v Wexford, Waterford Venue, TBA, M O'Kelly (Cork); Down v Limerick, Donaghmore Ashbourne, 2.45, K O'Brien (Dublin).

Grp 2: Tipperary v Antrim, Fingallians, Swords, 12.0, A Lagrue (Kildare); Kilkenny v Offaly, Lisdowney, 12.0, A O'Brien (Wexford); Cork v Derry, Fingallians, Swords, 1.45, C Ó Céadaigh (Wicklow).

ML Div 3: Kildare v Roscommon, Celbridge, 2.0, J Thompson (Carlow); Laois v Dublin, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, 1.30; Meath v Armagh, Donaghmore Ashbourne, 1.0, É Mac Suibhne (Dublin).


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