Padraig Pearses duo Conor and Ronan Daly will make their first starts of the season for Roscommon against Kerry in Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday. Manager Anthony Cunningham has also picked Conor Cox in the starting 15 against his former county.
Overall, there are seven changes to the team that were due to start last Sunday’s loss against Galway in Salthill.
Conor Hussey also comes into defence, while Niall Kilroy, Diarmuid Murtagh and Cox are selected in the forward line. Shane Killoran is named at wing-forward, while captain Enda Smith will partner Tadhg O’Rourke in the middle of the field.
1 Colm Lavin (Éire Óg)
2 David Murray (Padraig Pearses)
3 Conor Daly (Padraig Pearses)
4 Brian Stack (St. Brigid’s)
5 Ronan Daly (Padraig Pearses)
6 Conor Hussey (Michael Glaveys)
7 Richard Hughes (Roscommon Gaels)
8 Enda Smith (Boyle, captain)
9 Tadhg O’Rourke (Tulsk Lord Edwards)
10 Niall Kilroy (Fuerty)
11 Ciaráin Murtagh (St. Faithleach’s)
12 Shane Killoran (Boyle, captain)
13 Diarmuid Murtagh (St. Faithleach’s)
14 Donie Smith (Boyle)
15 Conor Cox (Éire Óg)
SUBS: 16 James Fetherstone (Roscommon Gaels), 17 Seán Mullooly (Strokestown), 18 Gary Patterson (Michael Glaveys), 19 Feargal Lennon (Clann na nGael), 20 Niall Daly (Padraig Pearses), 21 Eddie Nolan (St. Brigid’s), 22 Cian McKeon (Boyle) 23 Conor Devaney (Kilbride), 24 Hubert Darcy (Padraig Pearses), 25 Dylan Ruane (Michael Glaveys), 26 Peter Gillooly (Roscommon Gaels)
The Kerry team was named on Friday and is as follow: Kieran Fitzgibbon; Graham O’Sullivan, Jason Foley, Tom O’Sullivan; Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Gavin Crowley, Mike Breen; David Moran, Diarmuid O’Connor; Stephen O’Brien, Ronan Buckley, Paul Geaney; David Clifford, Tony Brosnan, Paudie Clifford. Subs: Brendan Kealy, Tadhg Morley, Seán O’Shea, Paul Murphy, Gavin White, Tommy Walsh, Jack Sherwood, Adrian Spillane, Joe O’Connor, Micheál Burns, Liam Kearney.