KILDARE Minor Manager, Niall Cronin, and his Management Team have named the team that will face Offaly in Group 2 Round 1 of the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship at Bord Na Mona O’Connor Park on Saturday, throw in 12 noon.
After trials involving some 140 players Cronin and his Management Team whittled that down to a panel of 36 from 16 different clubs and Saturday’s team, will be captained by centre half back, James Harris (Castlemitchell). Harris along with Killian Browne (Celbridge) were members of last year’s Kildare minor team.
Four of the first 15, Evan O’Briain (Naas), Cormac O’Sullivan (Celbridge), Ryan Sinky (Naas) and Cian O’Reilly (Raheens/ Eire Og Corra Choill) are dual players while there are a further two dual players, Niall Cramer (Raheens/Eire Og Corra Choill) and TJ Nolan (St Laurence’s) are included in the substitutes named for Saturday.
Kildare Minor Team V Offaly, Bord Na Mona O’Connor Park, Tullamore, Saturday 19 March, 12 noon.
|5||Ben Ryan||Round Towers|
|Jack Ryan||Round Towers|
|Jay O’Brien||Round Towers|
|Joe Hanamy||St Lawrence’s|
|Padraig Daly||Round Towers|
|TJ Nolan||St Lawrence’s|
Management Team: Niall Cronin (Manager), Eamonn Callaghan, Hugh Lynch and James Devane.