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Meath footballers target of robbery

MEATH footballers were the victims of a brazen robbery last night as they trained in Pairc Tailteann, writes Frank Roche.

Nine cars belonging to members of the Royals' senior squad and management set-up, parked behind the stand in Navan, were broken into, with wallets and phones stolen, while players trained out on the field in preparation for Saturday's NFL clash with Down.

"Meath county board are going to look into security at all our grounds," a spokesperson revealed, adding that a similar theft happened recently at their centre of excellence in Dunganny.

Responding to Cork's first league defeat, against Mayo, manager Brian Cuthbert has handed a senior debut to David Hanrahan, last year's U21 'keeper, for the home clash against Tyrone, while there are recalls for Noel Galvin, James Loughrey, Fintan Goold, John O'Rourke, Mark Collins, Daniel Goulding and John Hayes.

CORK (SF v Tyrone): D Hanrahan; E Cadogan, Tom Clancy, N Galvin; Tomás Clancy, M Shields, J Loughrey; A Walsh, F Goold; J O'Rourke, P Kerrigan, M Collins; D Goulding, B Hurley, J Hayes.