Derry name team to face Clare

By Michael McMullan

DERRY manager Ciaran Meenagh has named his side for Saturday’s final All-Ireland SFC group game with Clare in Longford (6pm).

There is one change since the win over Donegal with Niall Loughlin listed to start of Benny Heron who was given the nod ahead of Loughlin in Ballybofey.

Reserve goalkeeper Ryan Scullion, who missed the last game with after an operation on a hand injury, is listed on the bench with Oisin McWilliams named in the 26 for the first time since the Ulster semi-final win over Monaghan.

Clare have nothing to play for but pride with Derry needing to better any winning margin Monaghan would get it they overcome Donegal to book top spot.

Colm Collins is missing joint-top scorer Eoin Cleary who missed their defeat to Monaghan in Clones with injury.

Derry: Odhrán Lynch, Chrissy McKaigue, Eoin McEvoy, Conor McCluskey, Conor Doherty, Gareth McKinless, Paudi McGrogan, Conor Glass, Brendan Rogers, Niall Toner, Paul Cassidy, Ethan Doherty, Ciaran McFaul, Shane McGuigan, Niall Loughlin
Subs: Ryan Scullion, Declan Cassidy, Benny Heron, Shea Downey, Lachlan Murray, Ben McCarron, Paul McNeill, Padraig Cassidy, Conleth McGuckian, Mark Doherty, Oisin McWilliams

Clare: Stephen Ryan; Ronan Lanigan, Ciaran Russell, Manus Doherty; Alan Sweeney, Pearse Lillis, Cillian Rouine; Cathal O’Connor, Darragh Bohannon; Daniel Walsh, Emmet McMahon, Jamie Malone; Mark McInerney, Keelan Sexton, Pádraic Collins
Subs: David Sexton, Micheal Garry, Aaron Griffin, Shane Griffin, Thomas Kelly, Tom McDonald, Brian McNamara, Ikem Ugweru, Darren O’Neill, Fergal Ginnane, Cillian McGroary

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