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Dublin: 3°C Thursday 3 December 2020

John Evans makes 6 changes to Roscommon team as London hand out 3 debuts

The Rossies are heading to Ruislip.

John Evans has recalled Donie Shine to his Roscommon starting side.
John Evans has recalled Donie Shine to his Roscommon starting side.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Update 10.20am

ROSCOMMON HAVE MADE six changes for Sunday’s Connacht opener against London from the team that saw off Down in last month’s Division 2 football league final.

Seanie McDermott and Donal Ward come into the defence while Mark Healy is handed a championship debut as he starts at midfield.

Enda Smith, Donie Shine and Diarmuid Murtagh are all handed starting berths in attack.

David Murray, Conor Daly, Kevin Higgins, Donie Smith, Ronan Stack and Cian Connolly are the players to make way from the team that defeated Down.

London boss Paul Coggins has handed championship debuts to Scott Conroy, James Moran and Alan O’Hara, while centre back Caoimhin Carty is given a first start after coming on against Limerick in last year’s qualifier.


1. Darren O’Malley (Michael Glaveys)

2. Sean McDermott (Western Gaels)
3. Niall Carty (Padraig Pearses)
4. Neil Collins (Castlerea St Kevin’s)

5. Donal Ward (Kilmacud Crokes)
6. Niall Daly (Padraig Pearses)
7. Ciaran Cafferkey (Western Gaels)

8. Mark Healy (Roscommon Gaels)
9. Cathal Shine (Clann na nGael)

10. Enda Smith (Boyle)
11. Donie Shine (Clann na nGael)
12. Ciarán Murtagh (St Faithleach’s)

13. Diarmuid Murtagh (St Faithleach’s)
14. Senan Kilbride (St Brigid’s)
15. Cathal Cregg (Western Gaels)


1. Declan Traynor (Tir Chonaill Gaels)

2. Brian Collins (Tir Chonaill Gaels)
3. Philip Butler (Tir Chonaill Gaels)
4. David McGreevy (Kingdom Kerry Gaels)

5. Donnacha McCarthy (Kingdom Kerry Gaels)
6. Caoimhin Carty (Kingdom Kerry Gaels)
7. Stephen Curran (St Kiernans)

8. Mark Gottsche (Tir Chonaill Gaels)
9. Martin Carroll (C) ( Parnells)

10. Scott Conroy (North London Shamrocks)
11. Cathal Creene (St Kiernans)
12. James Moran (St Kiernans)

13. Alan O’ Hara(Kingdom Kerry Gaels)
14. Lorcan Mulvey(Fulham Irish)
15. Adrian Moyles(St Kiernans).

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