Friday 24 November 2017

Joe Sheridan is back for Meath and will play in goal this weekend

Meath's Joe Sheridan
Meath's Joe Sheridan
Meath's Joe Sheridan

Joe Sheridan will make his return to Meath football in goal against Laois in the O'Byrne Cup tomorrow.

As exclusively revealed in the Irish Independent recently, the former forward returns to the Royals squad for the first time since 2013.

Back then, Mick O’Dowd deemed him surplus to requirements but new boss Andy McEntee has recalled the 32 year-old and has named him at number one for this weekend's clash.

Paddy O’Rourke has been Meath’s regular netminder in recent seasons, with Conor McHugh from the Oldcastle club also seeing action under O’Dowd.

Sheridan established himself as one of the county’s top marksmen in a Meath career that started under Sean Boylan back in 2004.

He will be forever associated with the late goal against Louth that saw the Royals win the controversial Leinster final of 2010.

Sheridan’s inter-county days looked to be at an end after 2013 but McEntee has thrown him a lifeline as he looks to revive the Royal County’s footballing fortunes.

Meath's Joe Sheridan beats the Louth defence on his way to scoring a late goal to win the Leinster title in 2010. Photo: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Meath's Joe Sheridan beats the Louth defence on his way to scoring a late goal to win the Leinster title in 2010. Photo: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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