Flynn back in Lilies frame
Daryl Flynn is available again for Kildare footballers after serving a five-month suspension for an altercation with referee Derek Fahy in a club game in October.
Flynn initially picked up a six-month ban for the offence -- which would have precluded him from playing in all but one of Kildare's league games -- but the Leinster Hearings Committee reduced that ban by one month and Flynn is now free to play again.
In Cork, reserve goalkeeper Paddy O'Shea and Kevin McMahon are both reported to have withdrawn from the Cork football panel.
However dual star Eoin Cadogan looks set to opt for the footballers this weekend as Down visit Leeside. The hurlers are also in action against Waterford.
Galway manager Tomas O Flatharta has been dealt a further blow with confirmation that Sean Armstrong could be out for up to a month because of a hamstring injury he sustained in last week's Sigerson Cup.
Armstrong will miss Galway's games against Kerry, Cork and possibly Armagh with what O Flaharta described as "a bad tear".