Westmeath v Derry preview & live score updates

Updated: April 8, 2012

We have live score updates from the division two clash between Westmeath v Derry.


Westmeath goalkeeper Gary Connaughton returns to the starting line-up for their must win Division 2 relegation clash with Derry at Mullingar’s Cusack Park on Easter Sunday.

In the interests of fairness, all fixtures throw-in at the same time (2:30pm) with Westmeath knowing that defeat will take them into Division 3 whilst victory will see them survive in the second tier for another year.

Tubberclair net minder Connaughton returns in place of David Quinn after the former sustained an ankle injury against Monaghan.

Further out the field; Kieran Martin moves to right back (from his preferred role as center-back) while Michael Ennis is selected at center back.  Paul Sharry moves up the field from corner back to corner forward.

Meanwhile, the Lakesmen’s opponents Derry have reported that their list of walking wounded has reduced. 

Conleith Gilligan underwent a hernia operation last week and now looks set to return for the start of the Championship with Eoin Bradley and five  other long term injury concerns “making good progress”  according to selector Brian Dillon. 

Aside from that, Derry have no further injury concerns ahead of Easter Sunday.

Westmeath (NFL Division Two V Derry): Gary Connaughton; Michael Curley, Kieran Gavin, Kevin Maguire; Daniel McDermott, Michael Ennis, Ben Moran; John Heslin, Paul Bannon; Kieran Martin, Ger Egan, Ronan Foley; Denis Glennon, David Glennon, Paul Sharry.

Derry have yet to name their starting XV.

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