Gallagher back again as Meath announce maiden squad for 2018

December 19, 2017

Meath's David Gallagher

Veteran goalkeeper David Gallagher is included in Meath manager Andy McEntee's new senior football squad.

The Royals will open their 2018 account in just over a fortnight - against Carlow at Dr Cullen Park in the O'Byrne Cup on Wednesday, January 3rd - and McEntee has recalled his clubmate Gallagher (who operates outfield for Dunboyne) to provide competition and also guidance to fellow netminders Andy Colgan (Ashbourne) and Adam McDermott (Dunshaughlin).

There are three other Dunboyne clubmen selected in the squad of 41, while county champions Simonstown also have four representatives and Ratoath have the most players called to duty (six).

Skryne's Harry Rooney is another notable returnee, recalled to the fray following a year Down Under.

Meath senior football squad: Eamon Wallace, Brian Power, Joey Wallace, Conor McGill, Bryan McMahon, Cian O'Brien (all Ratoath); Brian Conlon, Mark McCabe, Podge McKeever, Sean Tobin (all Simonstown); David Gallagher, Shane McEntee, Seamus Lavin, Donal Lenihan (all Dunboyne); Andy Colgan, Sean Curran, Bryan Menton (Ashbourne); Paddy Kennelly, Conor Dempsey, Luke Martyn (Dunderry); Robert Garry, Caolach Halligan, Donal Keoghan (Rathkenny); Shane Glynn, Dan O'Neill, Thomas O'Reilly (Wolfe Tones); Graham Reilly, Ben Brennan (St Colmcilles); Dave Toner, James McEntee (Curraha); Alan Douglas, Luke Moran (Trim); Harry Rooney, Eoghan Greene (Skryne); Mickey Burke (Longwood); Liam Ferguson (Gaeil Colmcille); Barry Dardis (Summerhill); Adam Flanagan (Clonard); Daragh Griffin (Clann na nGael); Adam McDermott (Dunshauglin); Cillian O'Sullivan (Moynalvey).

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