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Cullen set to miss crunch Armagh clash


Dublin's Bryan Cullen will not appeal his one-match ban

Dublin's Bryan Cullen will not appeal his one-match ban

Dublin's Bryan Cullen will not appeal his one-match ban

DUBLIN are expected to be without Bryan Cullen for Sunday's big double-header at Croke Park as he looks unlikely to appeal the one-match ban he received earlier this week.

But Bernard Brogan is expected to make his League return against Armagh after getting the all-clear on a shoulder injury he picked up late last week.

Sean Og O hAilpin's new midfield role for the Cork hurlers will continue against the Dubs where he will be partnered by Tom Kenny, who replaces Darren Sweetnam. Cork dual star Eoin Cadogan is back from injury and going with the hurlers this week after being named at wing-back in place of Willie Egan.

The Rebel footballers' only change to face Laois -- expected to be without the injured Padraig Clancy -- is in midfield where Alan O'Connor returns.

Galway hurlers -- still without the injured Joe Canning -- make just one change to face Tipperary, with Bernard Burke replacing Barry Daly in the full-forward line.

Tipp have changed a third of the side from the Kilkenny loss. John O'Keeffe, James Woodlock, Shane McGrath, John O'Neill and Shane Bourke have all been drafted in.

Limerick's hurlers will be without the injured Declan Hannon and Kevin Downes against Laois and have made several changes, with Donal O'Grady moving to centre-back, Conor Allis going to half-forward, a new midfield of Paul Browne and James Ryan, and Graeme Mulcahy coming in for Hannon.

Tyrone's Stephen O'Neill has recovered from a hamstring injury but will not start against Westmeath. Wexford's footballers, for whom Paddy Byrne is suspended, are unchanged but their hurlers, who also face Offaly, will be without Darren Stamp. Keith Rossiter moves to right half-back, John Leacy dropping to centre-back and a new midfield pairing of David Redmond and Harry Kehoe. TEAMS IN FACTFILE P58

Irish Independent

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