03 Dec 2021

Kildare and Armagh name teams for Sunday clash

Fergal Conway to make his first start of season; Jamie Clarke named in Armagh team

Kildare name team for opening AFL clash with Armagh

Jmmy Hyland named at corner forward

Kildare have named their team for Sunday's Allianz Football League opening game against Armagh at St Conleth's Park throw-in at 2 pm.

Just two players from the successful U20 All Ireland winning team have made it to the starting XV, corner back Mark Dempsey and corner forward Jimmy Hyland.

Out of contention were the suspended Neil Flynn and Mick O'Grady (from last season's Kerry game); Paul Cribbin, Paddy Brophy and Kevin Flynn are all injured.

The  team reads: 

Mark Donnellan; Mark Dempsey, David Hyland, Mark Hyland; James Murray, Eoin Doyle cpt., Keith Cribbin; Kevin Feely, Fergal Conway; Conor Hartley, Adam Tyrrell, Eoghan O'Flaherty; David Slattery, Ben McCormack, Jimmy Hyland.

Meanwhile Armagh have named Jamie Clarke at no. 15, despite the star forward coming off injured last weekend in the McKenna Cup final against Tyrone.

The Armagh line-up reads:

Blaine Hughes; Connaire Mackin, Aaron McKay, James Morgan; Mark Shields, Brendan Donaghy, Greg McCabe; Stephen Sheridan, Niall Grimley; Jemar Hall, Rory Grugan, Ryan McShane; Stefan Campbell, Rian O'Neill, Jamie Clarke.

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