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1 debut for Kildare as Laois unchanged for Leinster football quarter-final

Kevin Murnaghan has been handed a start for the Lilywhites in O’Connor Park showdown.

Moorefield's Kevin Murnaghan will make his senior football championship debut for Kildare tomorrow evening.
Moorefield's Kevin Murnaghan will make his senior football championship debut for Kildare tomorrow evening.
Image: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

KEVIN MURNAGHAN IS Kildare’s sole championship debutant for tomorrow’s Leinster SFC quarter-final against Laois in Tullamore.

The Moorefield player has been named at right-half-back in Jason Ryan’s team for the crunch clash with their neighbours.

There are ten survivors in Ryan’s line-up from the starting 15 against Monaghan in last year’s championship exit.

Laois boss Tomás Ó’Flatharta has kept faith with the team that hammered Carlow for the O’Connor Park showdown.

Throw-in is at 7pm and the winners will play Dublin on 28 June.

Kildare

1. Mark Donnellan (Maynooth)

2. Ciaran Fitzpatrick (Kilcock)
3. Mick O’Grady (Celbridge)
4. Ollie Lyons (Celbridge)

5. Kevin Murnaghan (Moorefield)
6. Fergal Conway (Celbridge)
7. Emmet Bolton (Eadestown)

8. Gary White (Sarsfields)
9. Paul Cribbin (Johnstownbridge)

10. Padraig O’Neill (St Laurence’s)
11. Eoghan O’Flaherty (Carbury)
12. Cathal McNally (Johnstownbridge)

13. Eamonn Callaghan (Captain, Naas)
14. Alan Smith (Sarsfields)
15. Padraig Fogarty (St Laurence’s)

Laois

1. Graham Brody (Portlaoise)

2. Damien O’Connor (Timahoe)
3. Mark Timmons (Graiguecullen)
4. Stephen Attride (Killeshin)

5. Darren Strong (Emo)
6. Robbie Kehoe (O’Dempsey’s)
7. Colm Begley (Parnells)

8. Brendan Quigley (Timahoe)
9. John O’Loughlin (St Brigid’s)

10. Niall Donoher (Courtwood)
11. Conor Boyle (Portlaoise)
12. Evan O’Carroll (Crettyard)

13. Ross Munnelly (Arles-Kilcruise)
14. Donal Kingston (Arles-Killeen)
15. Paul Kingston (Arles-Killeen)

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