Shane Harrison replaces Marc Reid in Down goal for Cavan clash
DOWN will travel to Brewster Park on Saturday to take on Cavan in their Qualifier clash, with manager Eamonn Burns making a number of changes to the team beaten so comprehensively by Donegal in the Ulster Championship.
In goals, Bryansford netminder Marc Reid is replaced by Glasdrumman’s Shane Harrison. With that decision, Burns may have reacted to some criticism over the former’s restarts in the Donegal game.
Donal O’Hare’s recent injury has forced Burns’ hand in attack, with Sean Dornan of Castlewellan, who was introduced as a sub for Shay Millar against the Tir Chonaill men, named in the full-forward line from the start.
Elsewhere, Colm Flanagan, also of Castlewellan, drops out to be replaced by Warrenpoint’s Ryan McAleenan.
Peter Turley and Niall Donnelly, the latter one of the better performers for the Mourne men last time out, are retained as a partnership at midfield, while Ronan Millar swaps places with his brother Shay in the half-forward line.
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has made a number of changes to his team, almost all in defence, for the Red Hands' long trip to play Carlow in the Qualifiers on Saturday.
Restored between the posts is Niall Morgan, in keeping with Harte’s policy of rotating the position with Mickey O’Neill. Cathal McCarron is available again and is named at corner-back in preference to Hugh Pat McGeary,who drops to the bench.
The suspended Tiernan McCann, sent off against Meath, is replaced by Peter Harte, available again after fulfilling his suspension for being dismissed in the Ulster Championship loss to Monaghan.
At midfield, Clonoe’s Declan McClure is named from the start alongside Colm Cavanagh, with Dungannon’s Padraig McNulty losing out. Up front, Harte has opted to name the same six forwards who played in the win against Meath.
Down(v Cavan): S Harrison; R McAleenan, B McArdle. A Doherty; D O’Hagan, N McParland, C Mooney; P Turley, N Donnelly; R Millar, K McKernan, C Maginn; S Dornan, C Harrison, S Millar
Tyrone (v Carlow): N Morgan; P Hamspey, R McNamee, C McCarron; M McKernan, F Burns, P Harte;
C Cavanagh, D McClure; M Donnelly, N Sludden, C Meyler; C McShane, R Donnelly, C McAliskey