Malachy O’Rourke makes seven changes for Monaghan

Scotstown's Shane Carey

Scotstown’s Shane Carey

Malachy O’Rourk has changed almost half of his starting line up for this weekend’s clash with Antrim.

Of the starting 15 that beat Fermanagh by a point last weekend, only eight remain, with seven men getting their first starts of the season.

Scotstown’s Conor Forde replaces his clubmate Rory Beggan in goal.

Ballybay’s Drew Wylie and Rockcorry’s Niall McKeown get their first starts of the season. Ryan Wylie (Ballybay) and Kieran Duffy (Latton) drop to the bench as a result.

The experienced Monaghan Harps man Neil McAdam has been drafted in at centre half back.

Brian Greenan, who started against Fermanagh last weekend, has been named in midfield as Kieran Hughes’s partner, while Darren Hughes starts on the bench.

Up front, Scotstown’s Shane Carey starts in at half forward, replacing Magheracloone’s Gavin Doogan.

While in the full forward line, Goal scorer David McAllister makes way for Castleblayney’s Dermot Malone.

The Monaghan team to play Antrim on Sunday, Glenavy, 2pm:

Conor Forde

Owen Coyle, Drew Wylie, Niall Mc Keown

Fintan Kelly, Neil Mc Adam, Colin Walshe

Brian Greenan, Kieran Hughes

Karl O’Connell, James Mealiff, Shane Carey

Dermot Malone, Thomas Kerr, Micheal Bannigan

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