Thursday 18 January 2018

Blow to Rebel hurlers as Cadogan opts for football

Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

CORK dual star Eoin Cadogan has confirmed he will line out for the county's footballers on the weekend of July 7/8.

There was some doubt as to who Cadogan would play for that weekend as the footballers take on Clare in the Munster final on Sunday July 8, while the hurlers are in action against Offaly in the qualifiers the previous evening.

"As Cork's Munster Senior Football meeting with Clare is a championship final, Eoin has opted to make himself available for selection for this game," read a Cork statement.

"As a result, he will not be considered for the starting 15 for the hurling qualifier, though he will be included in the panel."

Kieran McGeeney has stuck with the same Kildare 15 that beat Offaly for Sunday's Leinster SFC semi-final clash with Meath.

However, there are a number of positional switches. Mick Foley starts at full-back, with Rob Kelly and Emmet Bolton at midfield.

Eoin Doyle, who made his debut last time out, is retained; Daryl Flynn and Dermot Earley have to make do with a spot on the bench.

Westmeath have turned to Tyrrellspass 'keeper Darren Quinn to fill the No 1 shirt for their qualifier clash with Louth in Mullingar on Saturday evening.

Regular 'keeper Garry Connaughton has left for Boston, so Quinn comes in for his debut in the only change to the side that lost to the Wee County in the Leinster championship six weeks ago.

Despite doubts over his fitness, John Heslin has been named to start, while Michael Ennis from Ballinagore will captain the side in Connaughton's absence.

Laois have made three changes for their date with Carlow. Jamie Kavanagh replaces Peter O'Leary at corner-back, while Kevin Meaney moves to centre-back in place of Shane Julian. Damien O'Connor and Colm Kelly both come into a new-look attack in place of Meaney and Billy Sheehan.

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