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Roscommon name team a full week before Connacht final

Cathal Compton replaces Donie Smith, while has recovered David Murray from illness.

Cathal Compton comes into the Rosscommon team for Sunday's game.
Cathal Compton comes into the Rosscommon team for Sunday's game.
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ROSCOMMON HAVE TAKEN the unusual step of naming their starting XV a full week in advance of their Connacht SFC final against Galway on Sunday 9 July.

Kevin McStay has made just one change to the team that was named to play Leitrim in the semi-final.

Cathal Compton replaces Donie Smith, while David Murray has recovered from illness ahead of the game.

Sean McDermott will play his 165th match for the team, while Conor Devaney is the next most capped player on 82 appearances.

The fixture takes place at Pearse Stadium, Salthill, next weekend, with throw-in at 2pm.

Roscommon XV to face Galway:

1. Colm Lavin (Éire Óg)

2. David Murray (Pádraig Pearses)
3. John McManus (Roscommon Gaels)
4. Niall McInerney (St Brigid’s)

5. Sean McDermott (Western Gaels)
6. Sean Mullooly (Strokestown)
7. Conor Devaney (Kilbride)

8. Tadgh O’Rourke (Tulsk)
9. Cathal Compton (Strokestown)

10. Fintan Cregg (Elphin)
11. Ciaráin Murtagh (C) St Faithleach’s
12. Enda Smith (Boyle)

13. Brian Stack (St. Brigid’s)
14. Diarmuid Murtagh (St. Faithleach’s)
15. Niall Kilroy (Fuerty)

The following players could not be considered for selection due to injury:
(1) Thomas Corcoran (Collar Bone), (2) Fergal Lennon (Groin), (3) Ciaran Cafferkey (Knee) and (4) Ultan Harney (Back).

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