Allianz League Round 6 Preview

In Division 1, Mayo make the trip to Healy Park in Omagh to take on Tyrone at 3pm this Sunday, desperately looking for a crucial win to stave off the potential threat of relegation after last week’s disappointing home defeat against Cavan. They make two changes to last weeks starting 15, with Chris Barrett and Evan Regan replacing Donal Vaughan and Conor Loftus. The Mayo team for Sunday’s game is:

1. David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); 2. Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), 3. Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis), 4. Chris Barrett (Belmullet) 5. Colm Boyle (Davitts), 6. Lee Keegan (Westport), 7. Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels) 8. Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields), 9. Danny Kirby (Castlebar Mitchels); 10. Fergal Boland (Aghamore), 11. Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), 12. Conor O’Shea (Ballintubber); 13. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), 14. Andy Moran (Ballaghadereen), 15. Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites).

Roscommon face the daunting trip to Croke Park to take on the Dubs, who are looking for their 35th game unbeaten in a row to beat the record which has stood since 1933. Diarmuid Murtagh returns to the starting line up at full forward after a long lay off.

1. Darren O’Malley (Michael Glavey’s) 2. David Murray (Padraig Pearses) 3.Sean Mullooly (Strokestown) 4.Niall McInerney (St Brigid’s) 5. Sean McDermott (Western Gaels) 6. John Mc Manus (Roscommon Gaels) 7.Ronan Stack (St Brigid’s) 8.Thomas Corcoran (Strokestown) 9. Tadgh O’Rourke (Tulsk) 10.Gary Patterson (Michael Glavey’s) 11.Ciaráin Murtagh (St Faithleachs) 12.Enda Smith (Boyle) 13.Donie Smith (Boyle) 14.Diarmuid Murtagh (St Faithleachs) 15.Conor
Devaney (Kilbride)

In Division 2, Galway take the trip north to face Down in Newry at 3pm on Sunday on the back of their impressive 5-15 to 2-15 win against Derry in Tuam last weekend. Galway stand second in the table, a point behind table-toppers Kildare. The Galway Team:

1. Rory Lavelle (Renvyle), 2. Luke Burke (Caltra) 3. David Walsh (Killanin) 4. Cathal Sweeney (Killanin) 5. Gary O’Donnell (Tuam Stars) 6. Gareth Bradshaw (Moycullen)7. Johnny Heaney (Kilannai) 8. Paul Conroy (St James) 9. Fiontán Ó Curraoin (Micheál Breathnach’s) 10. Thomas Flynn (Athenry) 11. Michael Daly (Mountbellew/Moylock) 12. Eamonn Brannigan (St Michaels) 13.Gary Sice (Corofin) 14. Barry McHugh (Mountbellew/Moylock) 15. Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

Moving to Division 3, Sligo sit in 4th place, 3 points off the top meaning they will need to win their final two games and hope for results elsewhere to go their way if they are to gain promotion. This weekend they play Offaly at Markievicz Park at 3pm. Stephen Gilmartin gets a recall at midfield while Pat Hughes will make his first start of the season for Sligo. All the U21 players involved in the panel will not be involved this weekend with an eye on the Connacht final next weekend. The Sligo team selected for Sunday is :

1. Aidan Devaney (Calry/ St. Josephs) 2. Ross Donavan (Eastern Harps) 3. Kevin McDonnell (Castleconnor) 4. Noel Gaughan (Tourlestrane) 5. Charlie Harrison (St. John’s) 6. Neil Ewing (Drumcliffe Rosses Point) 7. Keelan Cawley (Coolera Standhill) 8. Stephen Gilmartin (Tubbercurry) 9. Adrian McIntyre (Tourlestrane)10. Eoin McHugh (St. Molaise Gaels) 11. Niall Murphy (Coolera Standhill) 12. John Kelly (Tourlestrane) 13. Stephen Coen (St. Marys) 14. Pat Hughes (Geevagh)15. Adrian Marren (Curry)

In Division 4 Leitrim will be looking to add to their 2 wins with a home victory over London at Páirc Sean Mac Diarmada at 1pm on Sunday. Last time out Leitrim were narrowly beaten by Limerick in Newcastlewest 2-11 to 0-15.

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