Team news: Down welcome back key quartet

February 02, 2019

Down's Kevin McKernan celebrates after his goal against Antrim ©INPHO/Jonathan Porter

Four key players return for the Down footballers ahead of tomorrow's league clash with Sligo at Collooney.

Darren O'Hagan, Brendan McArdle and Gerard Collins make up a whole new full-back line from the defeat to Laois last weekend, while Kevin McKernan, now in his 13th season with the Mourne County, lines out at wing-forward.

The Down hurling team has also been announced for their league clash with Wicklow in Aughrim tomorrow.

Down (Allianz FL v Sligo): Rory Burns; Darren O'Hagan, Brendan McArdle, Gerard Collins; Stephen Fegan, Colm Flanagan, Pierce Laverty; Liam Devlin, Johnny Flynn; Conor Francis, Conor Poland, Kevin McKernan; Jerome Johnston, Donal O'Hare, Conor McGrady.

Subs: Marc Reid, Pat Havern, Shay Murnin, Ryan Johnston, Caolan Mooney, Daniel McCarthy, Barry O'Hagan, Corey Quinn, Ceilum Doherty, Paul Devlin, Daniel Guinness.

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Down (Allianz HL v Wicklow): Stephen Keith; Mark Patterson, Caolan Taggart, Conor Cassidy; Marc Fisher, Matthew Conlon, Liam Savage; Ruairi McCrickard, Tom Murray; Paul Sheehan, Conor O'Prey, Oisin McManus; Cormac Coulter, Eoghan Sands, Daithi Sands.

Subs: Jamie Crowe, Danny Toner, Conor Woods, PJ Davidson, Tim Prenter, Ronan Costello, Cathal Coulter, Phelim Savage, Gerard Hughes, Paddy Branagan, Ryan McClusker.



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