O'Neill reveals 33-man squad as Lilywhites prepare for Division 1 return

January 22, 2018

Kildare manager Cian O'Neill at the launch of the 2018 Allianz Football Leagues at Dublin Port.
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Kildare boss Cian O'Neill has revealed a 33-man squad as the Lilywhites prepare to make their return to Division 1 of the Allianz Football League.

The Lilywhites' first game back in the top flight is against All-Ireland champions Dublin at Croke Park next Saturday and O'Neill will be keeping his fingers crossed this week hoping that his college players come through their Sigerson Cup games unscathed.

Eight of his squad are set to be involved with their colleges this week including Mark Hyland, Daniel Flynn, Paul Cribbin, Ruadhan O Giollain, Paddy Brophy (all Maynooth University), Kevin Feely, Chris Healy (both IT Carlow) and Daniel Courtney (Athlone IT).

Jimmy Hyland is also part of the Maynooth University senior set-up but a hamstring problem will keep him sidelined for up to three weeks while Keith Cribbin has been ruled out for the same length of time with an AC joint injury.

Kildare (Allianz Football League squad): Mark Donnellan, Aaron O'Neill, Peter Kelly, David Hyland, Mark Hyland, Mick O'Grady, Eoin Powderly, Mikey Kelly, Eoin Doyle, Keith Cribbin, Johnny Byrne, Cian O'Donoghue, Daniel Courtney, Kevin Flynn, Kevin Feely, Tommy Moolick, Fionn Dowling, Paschal Connell, Luke Flynn, David Slattery, Daniel Flynn, Fergal Conway, Paul Cribbin, Niall Kelly, Ruadhan O Giollain, Mark Sherry, Paddy Brophy, Neil Flynn, Chris Healy, Cathal McNally, Ben McCormack, Jimmy Hyland, Eamonn Callaghan.

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