We have live score updates from the division two clash between Tyrone and Monaghan.
Allianz National Football League Division 2 champions Tyrone have made four changes from the side which beat Meath two weeks ago. Meanwhile Monaghan hope leading scorers Tommy Freeman and Conor McManus can play some part against Tyrone in what is, for them a pivotal match.
The Brefni Men must beat the divisional champions to be sure of staying in Division 2.
McManus has been sidelined for months after undergoing surgery but manager Eamonn McEneaney has offered hope that his side will be able to field one of its star players: “He might be an option. Conor hasn’t played the whole national league but it might be a chance for that type of a run for him. He is not far off being ready.
As for Tommy; we are not sure about him yet. A hamstring injury usually takes four weeks to fully recover from and it will be four weeks on Sunday since he sustained his.”
The game is of little consequence to Tyrone as they are already assured a play-off spot and manager Micky Harte is set to start a number of fringe players including Pascal McDonell who replaces John Devine in goal while PJ Quinn come in for Conor Gormley at left corner back. Mickey Cassidy replaces Aidan Cassidy in midfield while Niall McKenna replaces Stephen O’Neill at full forward.
Tyrone (FL v Monaghan): Pascal McConnell, Aidan McCrory, Justin McMahon, J Quinn, Cathal McCarron, Peter Harte, Ryan McMenamin, Michael Murphy, Colm Cavanagh, Ronan McNabb, Mark Donnelly, Sean Cavanagh, Kyle Coney, tephen O’Neill, Owen Mulligan. Subs: Jonathan Curran, Dermot Carlin, Aidan Cassidy, Ciaran Gervin, Conor Gormley, Jonathan Lafferty, Damian McCaul, Tommy McGuigan, Niall McKenna, Stephen McNally, Patrick McNiece – Oileán a’Ghuail
Monaghan are waiting on the fitness of their two leading scorers and will wait until Sunday to name their starting XV.