Offaly team for crucial championship showdown with Dublin announced

Kevin Martin makes a number of changes for the relegation decider

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Offaly team for crucial championship showdown with Dublin announced

Offaly team for crucial championship showdown with Dublin announced

The Offaly team to face Dublin in the crucial Leinster Senior Hurling Championship showdown on Sunday at 3pm in Parnell Park has been announced. 

Offaly are without Oisin Kelly who was shown a straight red card against Wexford while Shane Dooley is named on the bench.

Manager Kevin Martin has made a total of five changes to the starting 15, bringing plenty of experience into the side. Tom Spain starts at corner-back, Dan Currams in midfield, Tommy Geraghty and Colin Egan in the half-forward line and Sean Ryan at corner-forward. There are also a number of positional switches.

This is a winner take all game as the loser is facing relegation to the Joe McDonagh Cup next season. The Offaly team in full is

1 Eoghan Cahill (Birr)
2 Tom Spain (Brosna Gaels)
3 Ben Conneely (St Rynagh’s)
4 David O’Toole Greene (Shamrocks)
5 Sean Gardiner (Lusmagh)
6 Pat Camon (St Rynagh’s)
7 David King (Coolderry)
8 Dan Currams (Kilcormac/Killoughey)
9 Damien Egan (Belmont)
10 Tommy Geraghty (Kilcormac/Killoughey)
11 Colin Egan (Belmont)
12 Shane Kinsella (Kinnitty)
13 Sean Ryan (Birr)
14 Conor Mahon (Kilcormac/Killoughey)
15 Joe Bergin (Seir Kieran)

16 Conor Slevin (Kilcormac/Killoughey)
17 Brendan Murphy (Birr)
18 Paddy Murphy (Ballinamere)
19 Paddy Rigney (Kinnitty)
20 Shane Dooley (Tullamore)
21 James Gorman (Kilcormac/Killoughey)
22 Peter Geraghty (Kilcormac/Killoughey)
23 Dermot Shortt (St Rynagh’s)
24 Colm Gath (Drumcullen)
25 Ronan Hughes  (St Rynagh’s)
26 Kevin Dunne (Seir Kieran)