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Keane on bench for Cork hurlers' first game of 2022

Former Antrim footballer Owen Gallagher will make his first start for Galway.

Mark Keane lined out with the Cork footballers in 2020.
Mark Keane lined out with the Cork footballers in 2020.
Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

MARK KEANE IS part of the Cork hurling panel for tonight’s Canon O’Brien Cup game against UCC.

His departure from AFL side Collingwood was announced yesterday and he has decided to link up with the Rebel hurlers for the coming season. 

Keane played a starring role for Ballygiblin in their Cork and Munster junior hurling title victories and has been named on the bench for tonight’s fixture.

All-Ireland U20 winners Ciaran Joyce and Colin O’Brien have been selected in the half forward line.

Meanwhile, former Antrim footballer Owen Gallagher named at centre-forward for Galway tonight’s FBD League final against Roscommon.

Gallagher helped Maigh Cuilinn win their first county SFC in 2020 after moving to work as a doctor in Galway city.

Recently named captain Sean Kelly lines out at centre-back while star forward Shane Walsh is named on the bench. 

Cork (v UCC)

1. Ger Collins Ballinhassig)

2. James O’Flynn (Erins Own), 3. Sean O’Leary Hayes (Midleton), 4. Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra – vice captain)

5. Ger Millerick (Fr O Neill’s), 6. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarr’s), 7. Mark Coleman (Blarney – captain)

8. Tim O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum), 9. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville)

10. Ciaran Joyce (Castlemartyr), 11. Colin O’Brien (Liscarrol Churchtown Gaels), 12. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s)

13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas), 14. Shane Kingston  (Douglas), 15. Luke Meade  (Newcestown)


16. Eoin Davis (St Catherine’s)

17. Mark Keane (Ballygiblin)

18. Sean Twomey (Courcey Rovers)

19. Robbie O’Flynn (Erins Own)

20. Conor Lehane (Midleton)

21. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)

22. Padraig Power (Blarney)

Galway (v Roscommon)

1. Conor Flaherty

2. Cillian McDaid, 3. Sean Fitzgerald, 4. Liam Silke

5. Dylan McHugh, 6. Sean Kelly (captain), 7 Johnny Heaney

8. Paul Conroy, 9. Paul kelly

10. Cormac McWalter, 11. Owen Gallagher, 12. Finnian O Laoi


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13. Patrick Kelly, 14. Robert Finnerty, 15. Dessie Connelly


Connor Gleeson

17. Jack Glynn

18. Tony Gill

19. Cathal Sweeney

20. Kieran Molloy

21. Liam Costelo

22. James McLoughlin

23. Matthew Tierney

24. Shane Walsh

25. Tomo Culhane

26. Dylan Canny

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