No U-21s on Offaly team to face Cavan

THE Offaly team and panel to face Cavan in Breffni Park this Sunday has been announced and as expected the U-21s are not included ahead of their Leinster semi-final against Louth next Wednesday..

THE Offaly team and panel to face Cavan in Breffni Park this Sunday has been announced and as expected the U-21s are not included ahead of their Leinster semi-final against Louth next Wednesday..

Shane Sullivan returns after suspension while captain Brian Darby is also amongst the starters after missing last weekend’s game. Sullivan comes in at full-back with Johnny Moloney moving to centre-back. Daniel Currams and Brain Hanamy come into the forward line.

Niall McNamee is again amongst the substitutes.

Manager Gerry Cooney is down to the bare bones of his panel due to injuries, the U-21s absence and withdrawls from the panel so much so that there are two goalkeepers named amongst the subs. Only 24 of a possible 26 have been named on the match day squad.

The team in full

Alan Mulhall

James Gallagher

Shane Sullivan

Brian Darby (c)

James Keane

John Moloney

Peter Boland

Brian Connor

Niall Smith

Nigel Dunne

Daniel Currams

Alan Mc Namee

William Mulhall

Brian Hanamy

Ken Casey

Subs: Ian Duffy, Kevin Meehan, Niall McNamee, Lorcan Hiney, Ger Treacy, Rory Connor, Joe Higgins,David Brady, Alan Lynam