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Dolan and Corroon to start for Westmeath in midland derby

Story by Tom Kelly

Thursday, 7th February, 2013 2:24pm

Dolan and Corroon to start for Westmeath in midland derby

Westmeath's Kieran Martin in action against Louth's Andy McDonnell last Sunday. Martin has again been named in the Westmeath team for Sunday's clash with Longford at Pearse Park.

By Kieran Galvin

There are two changes on the Westmeath team for this Sunday's Allianz FL Division 2 clash with neighbours Longford at Pearse Park.

Dessie Dolan - having been introduced as a substitute in last Sunday's narrow win over Louth - has been named in the starting XV at full-forward. Dolan was not listed to start against the Wee County due to a hamstring injury.

With Doron Harte suspended due to his red card against Louth, his Garrycastle club-mate James Dolan has been moved from attack to left half-back.

Elsewhere, Denis Corroon has been selected at midfield in place of Athlone's Paul Bannon.

The full-back line and the half-forward line are both unchanged from last Sunday. Fresh from his splendid display against Louth, Maryland's Callum McCormack will lead the attack from centre-forward.

Longford were edged out by Wexford last Sunday, after the Slaneysiders pounced for a crucial goal in the closing stages.

Sunday's game at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford, will throw-in at 2pm.

Westmeath SF team v Longford

1. Gary Connaughton (Tubberclair); 2. Mark McCallon (Garrycastle), 3. Kieran Gavin (captain, Mullingar Shamrocks), 4. Kevin Maguire (Caulry); 5. Michael Curley (Mullingar Shamrocks), 6. Paul Sharry (St Loman's, Mullingar), 7. James Dolan (Garrycastle); 8. Denis Corroon (Mullingar Shamrocks), 9. John Heslin (St Loman's); 10. Ger Egan (Tyrrellspass), 11. Callum McCormack (Maryland), 12. Kieran Martin (Maryland); 13. Ronan Foley (Coralstown/Kinnegad), 14. Dessie Dolan (Garrycastle), 15. Denis Glennon (Tyrrellspass).

Subs: 16. Eoin Carberry (Rosemount), 17. Damian Dolan (Caulry), 18. Aaron Purcell (Mullingar Shamrocks), 19. Jason Lynch (Coralstown/Kinnegad), 20. Paul Bannon (Athlone), 21. Darragh Daly (Mullingar Shamrocks), 22. David Duffy (Shandonagh), 23. David Glennon (Tyrrellspass), 24. Ciaran Curley (Mullingar Shamrocks), 25. Declan Mullen (Rosemount), 26. Philip Sheridan (Tyrrellspass).

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