Monaghan name experienced side for trip to the West

Monaghan have named their team for this Saturdays Division 1 league opener against Mayo in Castlebar.

Manager Malachy O Rourke has gone for experience as his side began a 3rd year in the top flight.

Rory Beggan will take up his customary position in goals with a full back line of Fintan Kelly, Drew Wylie and Ryan Wylie.

Colin Walshe, Neil Mc Adam and Kieran Duffy make up the half back line with the Hughes brothers Darren and Kieran in midfield.

Karl O’Connell, Shane Carey and Gavin Doogan are in the half forward line with Conor Mc Carthy, Thomas Kerr and Conor Mc Manus completing the starting 15.

Speaking to the Northern Sound sports desk, Malachy remarked that while their recent run in the Dr Mc Kenna cup had ended in a loss to Derry, they had still learned a lot from the competition


And we will have full live coverage of that game here on Saturday evening with thanks to Sams diner Coolshannagh.