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10 changes for Waterford hurlers as Déise recall big guns for Wexford quarter-final

Just five players who started against Galway last time out are retained in Derek McGrath’s starting line-up.

Waterford boss Derek McGrath has rung the changes for Sunday's clash visit to Wexford.
Waterford boss Derek McGrath has rung the changes for Sunday's clash visit to Wexford.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

WATERFORD SENIOR HURLING manager Derek McGrath has made a massive 10 changes in personnel for Sunday’s Allianz League quarter-final against South-East rivals Wexford.

Goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe, Shane Fives, Barry Coughlan, Noel Connors, Philip Mahony, Jamie Barron, Michael Walsh, Patrick Curran, Jake Dillon and Colin Dunford are all back as the champions prepare for the visit to Innovate Wexford Park.

Only five players are retained from the team that drew with Galway in the final round of Division 1A fixtures, namely Kevin Moran, Tadhg de Burca, Austin Gleeson, Maurice Shanahan and Shane Bennett.

Out go netminder Ian O’Regan, Conor Gleeson, Shane McNulty, Shane Roche, Shane O’Sullivan, Tommy Ryan, Tom Devine, Brian O’Halloran, Colm Roche and Gavin O’Brien, who scored the equalising point against Galway at Walsh Park.

Throw-in at Wexford Park on Sunday is at 3.30pm.

Wexford

1. Conor O’Leary (Oulart The Ballagh)

2. Liam Ryan (Rapparees)
3. Matthew O’Hanlon ( St James)
4. James Breen (Adamstown)

5. Eoin Moore (Oulart The Ballagh)
6. Paudie Foley (Crossabeg / Ballymurn)
7. Jack O’Connor (St Martin’s)

8. Lee Chin (Faythe Harriers)
9. Harry Kehoe (Cloughbawn)

10. Shane Tomkins (Askamore / Kilrush)
11. Podge Doran (Oylegate / Glenbrien)
12. Aidan Nolan (Halfway House / Bunclody)

13. Paul Morris (Ferns St Aidan’s)
14. Conor McDonald (Naomh Eanna)
15. Liam Og McGovern (St Anne’s)

Waterford

1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)

2. Shane Fives (Tourin)
3. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
4. Noel Connors (Passage)

5. Tadhg de Burca (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg)
6. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
7. Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)

8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
21. Maurice Shanahan (Lismore)

10. Kevin Moran (De La Salle)
11. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)
12. Michael Walsh (Stradbally)

13. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)
14. Jake Dillon (De La Salle)
15. Colin Dunford (Colligan)

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