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Kerry All-Ireland winner, Cork senior and Munster club champ return for UCC Sigerson side

Paul Geaney, Ian Maguire and Fearghal McNamara are all set to be available for UCC this weekend.

The UCC squad that won last year's Sigerson Cup.
The UCC squad that won last year's Sigerson Cup.
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A MEMBER OF Kerry’s All-Ireland winning attack last year, a Cork senior midfielder who has impressed in the early rounds of this year’s league and a 2014 Munster senior club champion are all back available for the UCC squad that contest next Friday’s Sigerson Cup semi-final.

Kerry duo Paul Geaney and Fearghal McNamara, and Cork’s Ian Maguire are all back available for selection for manager Billy Morgan having missed out on last Friday’s quarter-final win over IT Sligo.

The trio started the opening round win over Cork IT with McNamara playing at right corner-back, Maguire starting at midfield and Geaney playing at full-forward.

But a back injury ruled Maguire out last week while Geaney was carrying a leg problem. Both players have now recovered and are in line to be available for the clash with IT Carlow on Friday afternoon.

McNamara is also available again after club commitments prevented him from playing last week. He was part of the Austin Stacks side narrowly defeated in last Sunday’s All-Ireland senior club football semi-final against Derry’s Slaughtniel.

The three players all started in UCC’s Sigerson Cup final win over Jordanstown last March and boost their aspirations on home soil this weekend.

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