Wexford and Westmeath name unchanged teams21/06/2012 - 22:10:00
Wexford manager Liam Dunne and his Westmeath counterpart Brian Hanley have both named unchanged teams for their All-Ireland SHC preliminary round qualifier at Wexford Park on Saturday evening.
Dunne's men lost 2-12 to 1-13 to Offaly last time out in the Leinster quarter-final. Éanna Martin continues to command the goalmouth for the Slaneysiders, while Keith Rossiter is flanked by Willie Deveraux and Stephen Murphy in the full-back line.
David Redmond, Matthew O'Hanlon and Ciaran Kenny complete the Wexford defence, with Shaun Murphy and Diarmuid Lyng at midfield.
Gareth Sinnott, Eoin Quigley and PJ Nolan are named in the half-forward line. Jack Guiney, who scored two goals for Wexford in their Leinster Under-21 semi-final loss to Kilkenny this week, is named at full-forward and is flanked by Rory Jacob and Paul Morris.
For Westmeath it is their third game in this year's Championship having beaten Antrim by two points in the opening round in Leinster, before suffering a 5-19 to 4-12 loss to Galway at the quarter-final stage.
There is a mixture of youth and experience for Westmeath with Shane McGovern named in goal. Full-back Adam Price is flanked by Conor Jordan and Paul Fennell.
Team captain Paddy Dowdall is named at right half-back with Alan McGrath and Paul Greville completing the defence.
Brothers Aonghus and Joe Clarke continue at midfield, while up front Brendan Murtagh and Frank Boyle play alongside Paul's younger brother Robbie in the half-forwards. Niall O'Brien, John Shaw and Eoin Price complete the visitors' attack.
The counties will be meeting for the first time in the Championship since 1995 when Wexford won a Leinster quarter-final tie by 6-23 to 1-7 at Dr. Cullen Park.
WEXFORD (SHC v Westmeath): Éanna Martin; Willie Deveraux, Keith Rossiter, Stephen Murphy; David Redmond, Matthew O'Hanlon, Ciaran Kenny; Shaun Murphy, Diarmuid Lyng; Gareth Sinnott, Eoin Quigley, PJ Nolan; Rory Jacob, Jack Guiney, Paul Morris.
WESTMEATH: Shane McGovern; Conor Jordan, Adam Price, Paul Fennell; Paddy Dowdall (capt), Alan McGrath, Paul Greville; Aonghus Clarke, Joe Clarke; Brendan Murtagh, Frank Boyle , Robbie Greville; Niall O'Brien, John Shaw, Eoin Price.
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