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Thursday 17 August 2017

Conor McDonald in line for comeback for Wexford

Conor McDonald, Wexford
Conor McDonald, Wexford

CONOR McDonald is in line for a return to the Wexford team ahead of Sunday's crucial NHL Division 1B clash with Limerick.

McDonald, a nominee for Young Hurler of the Year in his breakout season in 2014, missed both of the Slaneysider's opening wins over Antrim and Offaly and could play some part as Liam Dunne's men take on Limerick, who have three points from two matches in the promotion race in hurling's second tier.

Andrew Shore, who had a 48-week back rescinded last weekend, is also available.

As is Tomás Waters.

Shore was slapped with the 48-week ban by the Warwickshire County Board last November for playing with Birmingham side Roger Casements in an All-Britain Junior Hurling Shield match when still registered with Parnells.

 

Late call for the Kingdom stars

KERRY players were only made aware of Paul Galvin's return to the squad on their way to training on Tuesday night when the 2009 Footballer of the Year sent out a group text.

"We played the Kerry U21s in a challenge game last night and he came on for us, so it's good to have him back," explained Stephen O'Brien.

"We just got a text on the way down to training. It came as a bit of a surprise to many of us that he was coming back.

"He said that in the message he sent as well, that there would be no airs and graces.

"He's going to compete for playing time with the rest of the squad and he'll be a valued member of the squad going forward."

"He looked in good shape," O'Brien added.

"Everyone says he keeps himself in great shape and he definitely looked to be in good shape last night as well."

 

Peter Canavan joins Tyrone Under 21s

PETER Canavan has been added to the Tyrone Under 21 backroom team.

Manager Fergal Logan already has Brian Dooher on board his management team but Canavan will join former Red Hand goalkeeper, John Devine in the new setup

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