Sheridan gets nod at full forward for Meath

Just one change for Royals for qualifier clash with Tyrone

Joe Sheridan will start at full forward for Meath in their qualifier clash with Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Joe Sheridan will make his first Championship start of the summer after being named at full forward for Meath's qualifier clash with Tyrone as part of Saturday's triple header at Croke park.

The Seneschalstown forward is the only change from the side that lost to Dublin in the Leinster final , taking over from Peader Byrne in the front line.

Sheridan has appeared off the bench in Meath's three Championship games this summer and his inclusion means that Stephen Bray moves over to the right corner forward position.

Laois also make one change, also at full forward, for their clash with Donegal in Carrick-on-Shannon, with Donie Kingston coming into the side after having to pull out of the starting XV just before the start of last weekend’s victory over Wexford.


Minor star Evan O'Carroll took his place in that game and is named at right corner forward against the All-Ireland champions, with David Conway making way.

Meanwhile, Galway have named an unchanged side from the victory over Armagh for the Croke Park clash with Cork.

MEATH (SF v Tyrone): Paddy O'Rourke; Donal Keogan, Kevin Reilly (capt), Bryan Menton; Pádraic Harnan, Mickey Burke, Séamus Kenny; Brian Meade, Conor Gillespie; Eamonn Wallace, Damien Carroll, Graham Reilly; Stephen Bray, Joe Sheridan, Michael Newman.

LAOIS (SF v Donegal): Eoin Culliton; Paul Begley, Mark Timmons, Peter O'Leary; Darren Strong, Kieran Lillis, Pádraig McMahon; Pádraig Clancy, John O'Loughlin; Ross Munnelly, Billy Sheehan, Colm Begley; Conor Meredith, Donal Kingston, Evan O'Carroll.

GALWAY (SFC v Cork): Manus Breathnach; Donal O'Neill, Finian Hanley, Johnny Duane; Sean Denvir, Gary O'Donnell, Gary Sice; Paul Conroy, Tom Flynn; John O'Brien, Sean Armstrong, Conor Doherty; Michael Martin, Michael Meehan, Danny Cummins.