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Friday 18 August 2017

'Sparrow' on full 'Hale alert

Colin Fennelly
Colin Fennelly

KILMALLOCK can have no excuses about not knowing what's coming from Ballyhale Shamrocks in Tuesday's AIB All-Ireland club SHC final, according to their manager, Ger 'Sparrow' O'Loughlin.

The Kilkenny kingpins are laden with marquee hurlers and that "focusses the mind" a lot more quickly, O'Loughlin confirmed.

"A lot of the times you are better off to be playing one of the best teams in the country because there is no room for a lack of attention to detail. We definitely know what we will have to do to beat Ballyhale on the day," the former Clare star added.

Meanwhile, fresh from their goal blitz of Westmeath, Meath make one change for tomorrow night's NFL clash with Laois - Mark O'Sullivan replacing Damien Carroll at corner-forward.

MEATH (SF v Laois): P O'Rourke; D Tobin, C McGill, M Burke; D Dalton, D Keogan, B Power; B Menton, A Flanagan; G Reilly, P Harnan, A Tormey; M O'Sullivan, S Bray, M Newman.

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