Derry name team for Croker showdown with the Dubs

CHRISSY McKaigue has not been listed in the Derry squad for Sunday’s NFL Division Two final with Dublin in Croke Park (1.45).

McKaigue made an appearance in last week’s draw with Cork from the bench before being forced off with injury.

Eoin McEvoy wasn’t in the panel for Wednesday’s u-20 win over Fermanagh but is listed for a first appearance at Croke Park.

Derry and Dublin were both promoted at the end of the regular season.I

It was Rory Gallagher’s side who eked out a 1-11 to 0-13 victory when the sides met at Celtic Park early next month.

The Dubs went six points clear early in the second half but a goal from Niall Toner and the influence of Gareth McKinless swung a game won by Brendan Rogers’ late point.

Sunday’s game will be followed by Mayo’s clash with Connacht rivals Galway in the Division One final at 4pm.

Derry: Odhran Lynch; Paudi McGrogan, Eoin McEvoy, Conor McCluskey;  Conor Doherty, Gareth McKinless, Padraig Cassidy; Conor Glass, Brendan Rogers; Niall Toner, Paul Cassidy, Ethan Doherty, Lachlan Murray,  Shane McGuigan, Niall Loughlin
Subs: Ryan Scullion, Paul McNeill, Shea Downey, Ben McCarron, Matthew Downey, Conleth McGuckian, Benny Heron, Declan Cassidy, Mark Doherty, Niall O’Donnell

Dublin: David O’Hanlon; Michael Fitzsimons , Davy Byrne, Daire Newcombe; Eoin Murchan, John Small, Lee Gannon; Brian Fenton, James McCarthy; Ciaran Kilkenny, Con O’Callaghan, Sean Bugler; Colm Basquel, Dean Rock, Ross McGarry

Galway: Connor Gleeson; Johnny McGrath, Seán Kelly, Seán Fitzgerald; Dylan McHugh, John Daly, Cian Hernon; Paul Conroy, John Maher; Matthew Tierney; Johnny Heaney, Peter Cooke; Robert Finnerty, Shane Walsh, Cathal Sweeney
Subs: Bernie Power, Jack Glynn, Daniel O’Flaherty, Paul Kelly, Ryan Monaghan, Patrick Kelly, Owen Gallagher, Tomo Culhane, Dessie Connelly, Damien Comer, Ian Burke

Mayo: Colin Reape; Jack Coyne, David McBrien, Sam Callinan; Stephen Coen, Conor Loftus, Paddy Durcan; Matthew Ruane, Diarmuid O’Connor; Fionn McDonagh, Jack Carney, Jordan Flynn; Aidan O’Shea, James Carr, Ryan O’Donoghue
Subs: TBC

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