Stamp missing from Wexford team

Darren Stamp

Wexford will begin their Championship campaign this weekend without team captain Darren Stamp who is nursing an ankle injury.

Stamp sustained the injury when a girder fell in in a work-related accident last week and his place at centre-back has been taken by Ciarán Kenny, the squad's vice-captain.

The side to face Antrim in Sunday's Leinster SHC quarter-final at Wexford Park (throw-in 3.30pm) includes two Championship debutants - goalkeeper Niall Breen and teenage full-back Matthew O'Hanlon.

Stamp took part in a light hurling workout last weekend and if rated fit enough, manager Colm Bonnar may opt to use him as a substitute against a Saffrons side that took the scalp of Laois last time out.

Willie Doran, whose late goal against Tipperary helped Wexford hold onto their Division 1 status, will line out in midfield alongside the strong-running David Redmond.

The only change to the Wexford attack from the draw with Tipp is the selection of Éanna Martin at full-forward, with Garrett Sinnott the player to make way.

The prize for the winners on Sunday afternoon is a shot at reigning Leinster champions Kilkenny in a June 11 semi-final.

WEXFORD (SHC v Antrim): Niall Breen; Paul Roche, Matthew O'Hanlon, Keith Rossiter; Lar Prendergast, Ciarán Kenny, Michael Jacob; Willie Doran, David Redmond; PJ Nolan, Harry Kehoe, Stephen Banville; Rory Jacob, Éanna Martin, Jim Berry.

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