Leitrim have named seven newcomers in their team for Sunday’s trip to Aughrim to face Wicklow.
Mohill’s Alan Armstrong, Oisin Madden and Keith Beirne are joined by Aughawillan’s Gary and Mark Plunkett, Fenagh/St Caillin’s Ryan O’Rourke and Dubliners Fionn Carney and Brendan Gallagher in Brendan Guckian’s team.
Along with the experienced Emlyn Mulligan, Carney and Gallagher’s inclusion means there are three players that play their club football in Dublin in the starting team.
Matthew Murphy is named at corner-back, having missed large parts of 2016 through injury, while Donal Wrynn captains the team at centre-back, flanked by Madden and Glencar/Manorhamilton’s James Rooney.
Wayne McKeon also makes his intercounty league return on Sunday, and will start at centre-forward.
The full team is:
|1||Philip Farrelly||Pilib Ó Faircheallaigh||Seán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir|
|2||Matthew Murphy||Maitiú Mac Murchaidh||Seán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir|
|3||Alan Armstrong||Ailéin Tréanlámhach||Maothail|
|4||Fionn Carney||Fíonn Ó Cearnaigh||Naomh Sailbheastar BAC|
|5||James Rooney||Séamas Ó Ruanaidh||Gleann an Chairthe/Cluainín|
|6||Donal Wrynn (c)||Dónall Mac Bhroin||Naomh Caillin, Fíonach|
|7||Oisín Madden||Oisín O Maidín||Maothail|
|8||Shane Moran||Seán Ó Móráin||Seán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir|
|9||Mark Plunkett||Marcas Pluincéid||Achadh an Mhuilinn|
|10||Gary Plunkett||Gearóid Pluincéid||Achadh an Mhuilinn|
|11||Wayne Mc Keon||Wayne Mac Eoin||Seán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir|
|12||Ryan O Rourke||Rian Ó Ruairc||Naomh Caillin, Fíonach|
|13||Emyln Mulligan||Emlyn Ó Maolagáin||Naom Bríd BAC|
|14||Keith Beirne||Ceiteach Ó Beirn||Maothail|
|15||Brendan Gallagher||Breandán Ó Gallchóir||Na Sairséalaigh Leamhcáin BAC|
Leitrim boss Brendan Guckian is happy that the players will gel together…