Gormley returns as Harte makes five changes
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has made five changes for the cork game. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye
Conor Gormley, returning from injury, is one of five changes made by Tyrone manager Mickey Harte for the Allianz National Football League Division One meeting with Cork at Healy Park in Omagh on Sunday as the Ulster team seek to maintain their 100 per cent record in the campaign.
Harte has chosen to utilise his squad and give as many players game time as possible: Gormley, Cathal McCarron, Colm Cavanagh, Kyle Coney and fit-again Ronan O’Neill, playing his first match of the season, come in for Justin McMahon, Conor Clarke, Mickey Murphy, Connor McAliskey and Mark Donnelly.
Cork – league champions for the past two years – are still without their under-21 players, who are rested ahead of their opening provincial championship match next week. Conor Counihan has named an unchanged team from that which snatched a late win over Down.
Forward Daniel Goulding, who has yet to make an appearance this season for the league champions having undergone knee surgery last December, was originally named among the substitutes for the game with Tyrone but was later announced to be injured and replaced by Jamie Fitzpatrick.
Galway manager Alan Mulholland has made two changes for the Division Two trip to Longford on Sunday. Gareth Bradshaw, who was introduced as a substitute in the drawn match against Westmeath, replaces Josh Moore in defence and Michael Martin, who scored three points on his introduction in that game, replaces Mark Hehir in attack.
Shane Lennon, who sustained a hip injury during last weekend’s draw with Laois, is a doubt for their Division Two game with Wexford on Sunday. Ronan Carroll and Padraig Rath are also major doubts, while JP Rooney, Gary Mulligan and Ray Finnegan could miss the entire campaign.
Cork hurling manager Jimmy Barry Murphy has made a number of changes for the trip to Waterford in Dungarvan. Lorcán McLoughlin has moved to centre-half back, while Christopher Joyce is named at wing back in place of William Egan. Team captain Pa Cronin returns from suspension to partner Daniel Kearney in midfield. Peter O’Brien makes his league debut, replacing Luke O’Farrell at full-forward.
WEEKEND TEAMS CORK(SF v Tyrone) : K O’Halloran; M Shields, E O’Mahony, E Cadogan; T Clancy, N O’Leary, J O’Sullivan; G Canty, A Walsh; F Goold, M Collins, P Kerrigan; D O’Connor, C Sheehan, C O’Neill.
TYRONE(SF v Cork): N Morgan; A McCrory, C Gormley, C McCarron; R McKenna, Joe McMahon, R McNamee; C Cavanagh, S Cavanagh; P McNiece, P Harte, Mattie Donnelly; K Coney, S O’Neill, R O’Neill.
GALWAY(SF v Longford): J Egan; J Duane, F Hanley, G Sweeney; G Bradshaw, G ODonnell, G Sice; N Coleman, A Griffin; J OBrien, P Conroy, M Boyle; E Concannon, M Meehan, M Martin.
CORK(SH v Waterford): A Nash; S O’Neill, S McDonnell, C O’Sullivan; S White, L McLoughlin, C Joyce; P Cronin, D Kearney; C McCarthy, P O’Sullivan, S Harnedy; S Moylan, P O’Brien, P Horgan.
WEXFORD(SH v Offaly) M Fanning; B Kenny, A Shore, E Doyle; L Chin, R Kehoe, A Kenny; D Redmond, H Kehoe; P Morris, S Murphy, C O’Shaughnessy; G Moore, G Sinnott, P Doran.
WEXFORD(SF v Louth) A Masterson, J Wadding, G Molloy, R Tierney; B Malone, D Murphy, A Doyle; D Waters, C Doyle; A Flynn, B Brosnan, P Byrne; S Roche, R Barry, PJ Banville.
DUBLIN(SH v Antrim): G Maguire; P Kelly, P Schutte, R Trainor; M Carton, L Rushe, S Durkin; J Boland, K Byrne; C Keaney, J McCaffrey, D Sutcliffe; P Ryan, C McCormack, D O’Callaghan
TIPPERARY(SH v Kilkenny) D Gleeson, P Stapleton, P Curran M Cahill; P Maher C O’Mahony, D Maher; A Ryan, B Maher; N McGrath, LCorbett, J O’Brien; J O’Dwyer, E Kelly, P Bourke.