Team news: Royals ring changes for final

January 20, 2018

Meath's Joey Wallace

Meath manager Andy McEntee has announced his starting XV for the O'Byrne Cup final against Westmeath. The team shows six changes from the semi final victory over Longford.

Conor McGill, James McEntee, Cillian O'Sullivan, Joey Wallace, Shane Glynn and Padraig McKeever come into the side. McEntee, Wallace and O'Sullivan were very influential when introduced as second half substitutes in that historic shoot out semi final win. 

McGill replaces Luke Moran at full back while Shane Glynn comes in for the the experienced Mickey Burke at corner back.

Meath footballer of the Year McKeever makes a return to the county jersey at corner forward.

Donaghmore Ashbourne's Andy Colgan retains the keepers jersey ahead of the recently returned David Gallagher

Meath (O'Byrne Cup v Westmeath): Andrew Colgan, Seamus Lavin, Conor McGill, Shane Glynn, Donal Keogan, Shane McEntee, Brían Conlon, Bryan Menton, Adam Flanagan, James McEntee, Cillian O'Sullivan, Graham Reilly, Joey Wallace, Ben Brennan, Padraig McKeever.

Subs: David Gallagher, Alan Douglas, Robert Garry, Eoghan Greene, Conor Dempsey, Liam Ferguson, Donal Lenihan, Mickey Burke, David Toner, Harry Rooney, Eamon Wallace, Sean Tobin, Mark McCabe, Paddy Kennelly, Thomas O'Reilly.

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