Wednesday, May 18, 2022

KILDARE Minor Manager, Niall Cronin, has named his team to face Dublin in the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Final in MW Hire O’Moore Park, Portlaoise on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm and the Naas man continues to freshen up his team as Kildare go in search of their 10th Leinster minor title.

Ryan Sinkey lines out at midfield alongside Rian Rainey in the Leinster Minor Final against Dublin Photo: Sean Brilly

Niall Cramer and Cian O’Reilly, who came on as substitutes in the second half of the semi final win over Wicklow, have both retained their places for the Final with Raheens man Cramer slotting in a right corner back and his clubmate, O’Reilly, taking the left wing forward berth with TJ Nolan coming in at top of the right.

Joey Cunningham of Allenwood moves back to the defence with Naas’ Tom Kelly moving in the opposite direction. At midfield Ryan Sinkey of Naas and Ryan Rainey of Johnstownbridge renew their formidable partnership.

The team will once again be captained by James Harris of Castlemitchell.

Kildare qualified for Wednesday’s Final by virtue of a 2-18 to 0-10 victory over Wicklow while Dublin accounted for Offaly on a scoreline of 2-13 to 2-4. The sides last met in the Leinster Minor Final in 2019 with the Lilywhites winning through on a scoreline of 2-21 to  1-19.

Kildare V Dublin Electric Ireland Leinster MFC Final, Wednesday 18 May, 7.30pm, MW Hire O’Moore Park, Portlaoise Referee: Patrick Coyle (Meath)

1 Fintan Quinn (Naas)

2 Niall Cramer (Raheens)

3 Eoin Lawlor (Naas)

4 Ben Ryan (Round Towers)

5 James McGuirk (Naas)

6 James Harris (Castlemitchell)

7 Joey Cunningham (Allenwood)

8 Ryan Sinkey (Naas)

9 Ryan Rainey (Johnstownbridge)

10 Eoin Cully (Carbury)

11 Ben Loakman (Sarsfields)

12 Cian O’Reilly (Raheens)

13 TJ Nolan (St Laurence’s)

14 Killian Browne (Celbridge)

15 Tom Kelly (Naas)

Subs And Extended Panel

Calum Doran (Clane)

Cathal Moore (Sarsfields)

Cillian Geraghty (Maynooth)

Conor Kelly (Athy)

Cormac O’Sullivan (Celbridge)

Daire Gilmartin (Raheens)

Daniel Hamill (Raheens)

DJ Percival (Robertstown)

Evan Gilmartin (Raheens)

Evan O’Briain (Naas)

Glen Carter (Cappagh)

Jack Egan (Maynooth)

Jack Ryan (Round Towers)

James Loughman (Sarsfields)

Jay O’Brien (Round Towers)

Joe Hanamy (St Laurence’s)

Mark Cleary (Celbridge)

Michael Stokes (Kilcock)

Padraig Daly (Round Towers)

Patrick Donoghue (Milltown)

Ross Harris (Castlemitchell)

Management Team

Manager: Niall Cronin

Selectors: James Devane, Hugh Lynch, Eamonn Callaghan

Backroom Team

Mark Fitzharris

Liam Foley

Tom Moran

Stephen Sheaf

Henry Barrett

 

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