Offaly hand Joseph Maher his championship debut for Longford showdown
Ferbane’s Joseph Maher makes his first championship start for Offaly in Sunday’s Leinster SFC clash with Longford.
Maher starts in the full forward line alongside talisman Niall McNamee in the team that was released by the Faithful men for the Pearse Park showdown.
Offaly are out to make amends for a dire league campaign that saw Emmet McDonnell's men manage just a single draw and six defeats from seven outings in Division three.
Offaly (SFC v Longford): A Mulhall; D Brady, D Hanlon, N Darby; B Darby, J Moloney, M Brazil; R Allen, N Smith; E Carroll, G Guilfoyle, A Sullivan; J Maher, N McNamee, P Cunningham.