WEXFORD WELCOME BACK captain David Murphy and leading attacker Ciaran Lyng into their team for Sunday’s Leinster semi-final clash with Dublin in Croke Park.
Murphy has recovered from an infection in his leg that ruled him out of the two-game saga with Longford to take his place at centre-back in a move that necessitates the switch of Brian Malone to corner-back with Niall Murphy making way. Lyng, who was also sidelined through injury for the last game, replaces PJ Banville in attack while Paddy Byrne also comes into the forward line at the expenses of Conor Carty.
WEXFORD SF: Anthony Masterson (Castletown); Rob Tierney (Glynn-Barntown), Graeme Molloy (St James), Brian Malone (Shelmaliers); Adrian Flynn (Gusserane), David Murphy (Rosslare), Lee Chin (Sarsfields); Daithi Waters (St Martin’s), Rory Quinlivan (Parnells); Paddy Byrne (Kilmore), Shane Roche (Geraldine O’Hanrahan’s), Ben Brosnan (Bannow); Ciaran Lyng (St Martin’s), Eric Bradley (Adamstown), Redmond Barry (St Anne’s).
Wexford hurling boss Liam Dunne has kept faith with the side that bettered Westmeath in last week’s preliminary round All-Ireland qualifier for Saturday’s phase one clash with Carlow in Wexford Park.
WEXFORD SH: Eanna Martin (Sarsfields); Eoin Moore (Oulart-the-Ballagh), Matthew O’Hanlon (St James), Keith Rossiter (Oulart-the-Ballagh); DarrenStamp (Oulart-the-Ballagh), Ciaran Kenny (Buffers Alley), Richie Kehoe (Faythe Harriers); David Redmond (Oulart-the-Ballagh), Diarmuid O’Keeffe (St Anne’s); PJ Nolan (Askamore-Kilrush), Garrett Sinnott (Oulart-the-Ballagh), Harry Kehoe (Cloughbawn); Paul Morris (Ferns-St Aidan’s), Diarmuid Lyng (St Martin’s), Rory Jacob (Oulart-the-Ballagh).
Opponents Carlow have made three changes for the game from the side that were defeated by Laois in their opening Leinster championship assignment. Killian McCabe comes into the team at right corner-back, Hugh Paddy O’Byrne is selected at left corner-back and David English will line out at midfield. Alan Corcoran, Eddie Byrne and James Kane are the players to make way.
CARLOW SH: Frank Foley (Mount Leinster Rangers); Killian McCabe (Naomh Eoin), Eoin Nolan (Naomh Eoin), Hugh Paddy O’Byrne (Naomh Eoin); John Corcoran (Erins Own), Shane Kavanagh (Naomh Eoin), Edward Coady (Mount Leinster Rangers); David English (Ballinkillen), Richie Coady (Mount Leinster Rangers); Jack Kavanagh (St Mullins), Andrew Gaule (Ballinkillen), Mark Brennan (Naomh Brid); Daryl Roberts (Ballinkillen), Craig Doyle (Erins Own), Marty Kavanagh (St Mullins).
CARLOW SF: Trevor O’Reilly (Tinryland); Padraig Murphy (St Patrick’s), Conor Lawlor (Palatine), Brendan Kavanagh (Éire Óg); Kieran Nolan (Fighting Cocks), Shane Redmond (Tinryland), Tony Bolger (Rathvilly); Brendan Murphy (Rathvilly), Darragh Foley (Kilbride); Brian Murphy (Rathvilly), Con Murphy (Clonmore), Eoghan Ruth (Éire Óg); JJ Smith (Rathvilly), Sean Gannon (Éire Óg), Cormac Walshe (Tinryland).