PETER DOMICAN AND Niall Daly are the big inclusions in the Roscommon team to face Leitrim in their 2018 opener tonight.
Domican, who skippered the Rossies to the Connacht senior title in 2010 aged 20, moved to Dubai in 2013 after St Brigid’s lifted the All-Ireland club title.
He returned home from Dubai in 2017 and helped St Brigid’s win the county title in October. Tonight will mark his first appearance in the Roscommon jersey since 2012.
Daly was among several players to opt out from the county set-up last year and his return is a major boost to manager Kevin McStay.
Domican starts at corner-back, while Daly is selected at wing-forward. Daly’s brothers Conor and Ronan have also returned to the panel this year, with the latter named on the bench.
Conor Devaney is Roscommon captain for 2018 and he features at wing-back.
The game throws-in at 7pm in Annaduff.
Roscommon (vs Leitrim)
1. Colm Lavin (Éire Óg)
2. Peter Domican (St. Brigid’s)
3. Niall McInerney (St. Brigid’s)
4. Ross Timothy (St Croan’s)
5. Tadhg McKenna (Boyle)
6. David Murray (Padraig Pearses)
7. Conor Devaney (Kilbride)
8. Tadhg O Rourke (Tulsk)
9. Ian Kilbride (St. Brigid’s)
10. Niall Daly (Padraig Pearses)
11. Niall Kilroy (Fuerty)
12. Padraig Kelly (St. Brigid’s)
13. Ciaran Murtagh (St. Faithleach’s)
14. Diarmuid Murtagh (St. Faithleach’s)
15. Finbarr Cregg (Western Gaels)
16. Aaron Brady (Elphin)
17. Ciaran Lennon (Clann na nGael)
18. Donie Smith (Boyle)
19. Enda Smith (Boyle)
20. Henry Walsh (Kilbride)
21. Philip Neilan (Fuerty)
22. Ronan Daly (Padraig Pearses)
23. Seán Mullooly (Strokestown)
24. Shane Dowd (Creggs)
The42 has just published its first book, Behind The Lines, a collection of some of the year’s best sports stories. Pick up your copy in Eason’s, or order it here today (€10):