Thursday 14 December 2017

Royal return for Eamon Wallace

Eamon Wallace, Meath
Eamon Wallace, Meath

EAMON WALLACE will make his first NFL start since tearing his cruciate ligament last year when Meath host Westmeath tomorrow night, writes Frank Roche.

The Ratoath flyer (above) has been named at wing-forward, fresh from scoring 1-2 for the Meath U21s against the same county on Wednesday night.

Mickey Harte has named an unchanged Tyrone team for tomorrow night's Croke Park date with Dublin.

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

TYRONE (SF v Dublin): N Morgan; McCrory, R McNamee, C McCarron; R McNabb, Justin McMahon, P Harte; C Cavanagh, P McNulty; T McCann, M Donnelly, B Tierney; D McCurry, S Cavanagh, C McAliskey.

Farrell given the all-clear

Kilkenny's success in having proposed suspensions overturned continued as Jonjo Farrell was cleared to play against Galway on Sunday.

Farrell was sent off in last week's league defeat to Dublin, although the decision by referee Colm Lyons looked harsh at the time.

Kilkenny challenged the automatic one-match ban that followed but have now had it overturned by the Central Hearings Committee.

Last October, manager Brian Cody had a two-month suspension, for comments he made in relation to referee Barry Kelly's awarding of a last-minute free to Tipperary in the drawn All-Ireland final, quashed.

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