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December 28th, 2018

Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup Section B

Monaghan v Antrim, Saturday, 2.00, Clones


Monaghan make an early start to their 2019 Dr. McKenna Cup campaign with an opening-round Section B fixture against Antrim in Clones on Saturday (please note change of date).

Malachy O’Rourke has named a team with a combination of experience and youth for this game, featuring prospective debutant Jamie Walshe and a first county appearance in almost two years for his Doohamlet team-mate Barry McGinn. Another newcomer, Carrickmacross forward Stephen O’Hanlon, is named among the substitutes. Antrim can call on the likes of Mark Sweeney, Ryan Murray, Patrick Gallagher, Patrick McBride, Stephen Beatty and Matthew Fitzpatrick.

Armagh have already started Section B with a high-scoring win over St. Mary’s University.


Monaghan: Rory Beggan; Kieran Duffy, Drew Wylie, Colm Lennon; John McCarron, Frank Connolly, Barry Kerr; James Mealiff, Neil McAdam; Jamie Walshe, Vincent Corey, Ryan Wylie; Darren Freeman, Jack McCarron, Barry McGinn.

Subs: Shane Garland, Thomas Kerr, Stephen O’Hanlon, Micheál Bannigan, Colin Walshe, Karl O’Connell, Paudie McKenna, Conor Boyle, Stephen Finnegan, Fintan Kelly, Dessie Ward, Darren Hughes.


Antrim: Pádraig Nugent; Conor Hamill, Patrick Gallagher, Martin Johnston; Patrick McBride, Niall Delargy, Patrick McCormick; Jack Dowling, Stephen Beatty; Declan Lynch, Mark Sweeney, Ryan Murray; Matthew Fitzpatrick, Colum Duffin, Ruairí McCann.

Subs: Colm Fleming, Eoghan McCabe, Ruairi McCann, Michael McCarry, Andrew Sweeney, Connell Lemon, Fintan Burke, Owen McKeown, Ricky Johnston, Patrick Finnegan, Darren McCormick.


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