Kildare minor football manager Brendan Hackett has named his team for Saturday’s (19 April) Leinster MFC game against Westmeath.
The team contains just three players from last year’s Leinster-winning side: Paul Mescall, Jamie Flynn and Cian McConnell.
Hackett’s side includes three players from reigning county champions Athy – Tadhg Foley, who normally plays in midfield for his club is named in goals – while Mark Hyland, younger brother of Kildare senior star, David – is named at full-back. Rory Feely, younger brother of former county minor Kevin, is named in midfield alongside Raheens’ Matthew Bursey. Sarsfields also have three players in the team – Cian McConnell at corner-back, Conor Hartley and Ben McCormack in attack.
KILDARE: Tadhg Foley-Athy; Sean Healy- Moorefield, Mark Hyland- Athy, Cian McConnell- Sarsfields; Jamie Flynn- Round Towers, Paul Mescal-Maynooth, Conor Earley- Raheens; Rory Feely- Athy, Matthew Bursey- Raheens; Evan Flynn- Round Towers, Conor Hartley- Sarsfields, Stefan Lawlor- Rathangan; Ben McCormack- Sarsfields, Aaron McConville- Round Towers, Ethan O’Donoghue- Clane.