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Here's how Kildare and Meath will line out in the O'Byrne Cup final

Who will be taking home the pre-season silverware in Newbridge on Sunday?

Podge Fogarty: finished with 4-3 last weekend.
Podge Fogarty: finished with 4-3 last weekend.
Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

MARK DONNELLAN’S RETURN is Kildare’s only change as they bid to defend their O’Byrne Cup title.

The Lilywhites take on Meath this Sunday in Newbridge (2pm).

His goalkeeper aside, Jason Ryan has named the same starting 15 that beat UCD in the semi-finals.

Four-goal hero Podge Fogarty joins Paddy Brophy and Darroch Mulhall in the same full-forward line that contributed 4-8 of Kildare’s 5-17 total last week.

Meanwhile Meath have named a high-powered attack of their own with Eamon Wallace, Stephen Bray and Mickey Newman teaming up for the first time since the win over DIT earlier this month.

Kildare: Mark Donnellan (Maynooth); Mick O’Grady (Celbridge), Mick Foley (Athy), Hugh McGrillen (Celbridge); David Hyland (Athy), Emmet Bolton (Eadestown), Paul Cribbin (Johnstownbridge); Tommy Moolick (Leixlip), Gary White (Sarsfields); Cathal McNally (Johnstownbridge), Eoghan O’Flaherty (Carbury), Sean Hurley (Johnstownbridge); Paddy Brophy (Celbridge), Darroch Mulhall (Athy), Podge Fogarty (St Laurence’s).
Meath: Conor McHugh (Oldcastle); Donal Keogan (Rathkenny), Michael Burke (Longwood), Caolan Young (Summerhill); David Dalton (Summerhill), Eoghan Harrington (Wolfe Tones), Paddy Gilsenan (Oldcastle); Conor Gillespie (capt, Summerhill), Andrew Tormey (Donaghmore/Ashbourne); Padraig McKeever (Simonstown Gaels), Dalton McDonagh (Na Fianna), David Larkin (Summerhill); Eamon Wallace (Ratoath), Stephen Bray (Navan O’Mahony’s), Michael Newman (Kilmainham).

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