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Johnny Doyle and Ciarán McKeever added to Irish squad

The Kildare and Armagh players will link up with Paul Earley’s squad for the second International Rules test.

Ireland's Ciarán McKeever.
Ireland's Ciarán McKeever.
Image: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

KILDARE’S JOHNNY DOYLE and Armagh’s Ciarán McKeever have been added to the Ireland squad for next Saturday’s second International Rules test.

A hamstring tear rules Galway defender Finian Hanley out and his place goes to former vice-captain McKeever who rejoins the panel after Cullyhanna’s Armagh county final defeat to Crossmaglen.

Doyle also rejoins the match day panel and takes the place of Aidan O’Shea who is involved in the Mayo SFC final with his club Breaffy this weekend.

Cork’s Aidan Walsh will also be available despite injuring his knee last Saturday. Scan results showed the Ireland vice-captain suffered bruising to the bone but no ligament damage.


Ireland panel:

Michael Murphy, Donegal – captain

Aidan Walsh, Cork – vice captain

Paddy O’ Rourke, Meath

Colm Begley, Laois

Colm Boyle, Mayo

Ciaran Byrne, Louth

Sean Cavanagh, Tyrone

Paul Conroy, Galway

Johnny Doyle, Kildare

Paul Flynn, Dublin

Lee Keegan, Mayo

Ciaran Kilkenny, Dublin

Paddy McBrearty, Donegal

Jack McCaffrey, Dublin

Neil McGee, Donegal

Chrissy McKaigue, Derry

Ciarán McKeever, Armagh

Kevin McLoughlin, Mayo

Conor McManus, Monaghan

Ross Munnelly, Laois

Ciarán Sheehan, Cork

Michael Shields, Cork

Zach Tuohy, Carlton & Laois

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