Team news: Royals pick three debutants

May 26, 2018

Meath's Paddy Kennelly

Meath boss Andy McEntee has picked three debutants in his starting 15 for tomorrow's Leinster SFC tie away to Longford.

Goalkeeper Andrew Colgan (Donaghmore-Ashbourne), midfielder Paddy Kennelly (Dunderry) and centre-forward Ben Brennan (St Colmcille's) will all get their first taste of senior championship action at Pearse Park.

Sean Curran returns at corner-back despite having not featured in the league campaign while Longwood veteran Mickey Burke takes his place at wing-forward.

The Royals warmed up for their championship opener with a 4-13 to 1-13 victory over neighbours Westmeath in the much-delayed O'Byrne Cup final and Curran is the only change from the side that lined out that day in Mullingar.

Meath (Leinster SFC v Longford): Andrew Colgan; Seamus Lavin, Conor McGill, Sean Curran; James McEntee, Donal Keogan, Shane McEntee; Bryan Menton, Paddy Kennelly; Cillian O'Sullivan, Ben Brennan, Mickey Burke; Bryan McMahon, Graham Reilly, Donal Lenihan.

Subs: Marcus Brennan, Conor Dempsey, Daniel O'Neill, Cian O'Brien, Adam Flanagan, Eamon Wallace, Joey Wallace, Thomas O'Reilly, Luke Martyn, Shane Glynn, Gavin McCoy.

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