Cathal Noonan/INPHO Kildare manager Cian O'Neill takes his team into action in Mullingar on Sunday.
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O'Neill names team for first league game with Kildare as Harte selects four Tyrone debutants
Kildare travel to Westmeath on Sunday while Tyrone are at home to Cavan.

NEW KILDARE BOSS Cian O’Neill has unveiled his side for his first league game in charge when they travel to Mullingar on Sunday.

There are only seven survivors from the Kildare side that were heavily defeated by Kerry in last August’s All-Ireland quarter-final.

Goalkeeper Mark Donnellan, defensive duo Ollie Lyons and Ciarán Fitzpatrick, and the attacking quartet of Eoghan O’Flaherty, Paul Cribbin, Niall Kelly and Cathal McNally are the players in question.

Throw-in on Sunday in Cusack Park is 2pm.


1. Mark Donnellan (Maynooth)

2. Peter Kelly (Two Mile House)
3. Ciaran Fitzpatrick (Kilcock)
4. Ollie Lyons (Celbridge)

5. Jonathan Byrne (Allenwood)
6. Fergal Conway (Celbridge)
7. Ryan Houlihan (Moorefield)

8. Daryl Flynn (Moorefield)
9. David Hyland (Athy)

10. Adam Tyrrell (Moorefield)
11. Eoghan O’Flaherty (Carbury)
12. Paul Cribbin (Johnstownbridge)

13. Neil Flynn (Maynooth)
14. Niall Kelly (Athy)
15. Cathal McNally (Johnstownbridge)

Mickey Harte Presseye / Andrew Paton/INPHO Tyrone boss Mickey Harte's team face Cavan on Sunday. Presseye / Andrew Paton/INPHO / Andrew Paton/INPHO

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte has handed out four league debuts for their Division 2 opener on Sunday against Cavan.

Goalkeeper Michael O’Neill, wing-back Niall Sludden, wing-forward Conor Meyler and corner-forward Lee Brennan are the players in question.


1. Michael O’Neill (Clonoe)

2. Aidan McCrory (Errigal Ciaran)
3. Justin McMahon (Omagh)
4. Cathal McCarron (Dromore)

5. Niall Sludden (Dromore)
6. Rory Brennan (Trillick)
7. Tiernan McCann (Killyclogher)

8. Colm Cavanagh (Moy)
9. Matty Donnelly  (Trillick)

10. Cathal McShane (Eoghan Roe)
11. Peter Harte (Errigal Ciaran)
12. Conor Meyler (Omagh)

13. Lee Brennan (Trillick)
14. Connor McAliskey (Clonoe)
15. Ronan O Neill (Omagh)

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