Tuesday 24 April 2018

Cadogan in line for Rebels dual role

Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

EOIN Cadogan will buck the trend against inter-county dual players by lining out for both the Cork senior football and hurling teams this weekend.

The Douglas star is selected to play at wing-back for the footballers against Dublin tomorrow night while also lining out at full-back against Waterford's hurlers on Sunday.

Cork's footballers are also boosted by the return from injury of Nicholas Murphy and Ger Spillane. But the Rebel hurlers, fresh from their two-point defeat of Kilkenny, feature a number of noticeable switches, including Anthony Nash replacing Donal Og Cusack in goals.

Michael Cussen replaces Aisake O hAilpin at full-forward, Paudie O'Sullivan starts at corner-forward, while one unusual choice is the placing of Sean Og O hAilpin at corner-back in a reshuffled defence.

After last weekend's first win of the season, Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has made five changes for their Division 1 clash with Galway in Tuam. John Devine and Ciaran Gourley make their first appearances of the season for Johnny Curran and Cathal McCarron.

Joe McMahon returns from injury to take over from Mark Donnelly at right half-forward. Colm McCulllagh replaces Eoin McCusker in attack and with Owen Mulligan unavailable he is replaced by Jason McAnulla.

After capitulating so badly to Kerry, Galway have lost Michael Meehan and Barry Cullinane to injury. Declan Meehan returns to strengthen their defence, Fiachra Breathnach starts at centre-forward to allow Niall Coleman move to midfield and Eoin Concannon replaces Meehan.

Ger Oakley, returning to the starters at wing-back, is the only change to the Offaly hurling team who play Galway in Salthill tomorrow.

Wexford's footballers show two changes to face Fermanagh. Dylan Kehoe replaces the suspended Brian Malone and Ciaran Deely comes in to the forwards at Daithi Waters' expense.

And former Dublin senior Declan Lally has become the London footballers' latest useful signing.

squads in factfile

Irish Independent

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport