Galway boss Hayes names strong side for Down date

Galway boss Conor Hayes has named a strong side for their championship opener against Down on Saturday.

Galway face the Mourne men at Ballycran, and despite Down's recent turn of fortune it has been billed as a David versus Goliath clash.

Hayes welcomes David Collins and David Hayes into the team for their championship debuts at centre-back and midfield respectively.

Galway (SH v Down): L Donoghue; D Joyce, D Cloonan, O Canning; D Hardiman, D Collins, F Moore; F Healy, David Hayes; A Kerins, D Forde, D Tierney; Damien Hayes, E Cloonan, K Broderick.

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