Two league debuts for Roscommon while Tyrone boss Harte makes six changes

September 16, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

The Roscommon team after last week’s FBD League final loss to Galway.

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Updated 8.15pm

THERE’S TWO LEAGUE debuts handed out in the Roscommon team for Sunday’s Allianz Division 1 football league trip to Omagh while opponents Tyrone have made six changes from last weekend’s Dr McKenna Cup final win over Derry..

Goalkeeper Colm Lavin and midfielder Tadgh O’Rourke have been offered the chance to impress by Roscommon manager Kevin McStay. Ciaran Murtagh captains the team from corner-forward.

Colm Lavin will start in goal for Roscommon.

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Tadgh O’Rourke (right) in action for Roscommon against Galway.

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Roscommon are seeking to bounce back from last Sunday’s FBD League final loss to Galway in Kiltoom.

There are six new players brought into the starting side from that game in goalkeeper Colm Lavin, corner-back David Murray, wing-back Conor Devaney, midfielder Kevin Higgins, and wing-forwards Niall Daly and Enda Smith.

Roscommon boss Kevin McStay and selector Liam McHale.

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Tyrone boss Mickey Harte has made six changes after they claimed pre-season silverware last weekend in Ulster.

Mickey O’Neill gets the nod to start in goal while Ronan McNamee, Tiernan McCann and Johnny Monroe come into the defence.

In attack Darren McCurry and Cathal McShane are drafted into the full-forward line.


1. Colm Lavin (Éire Óg)

2. David Murray (Padraig Pearses)
3. Thomas Featherston (Oran)
4. Niall McInerney (St Brigid’s)

5. Ronan Stack (St Brigid’s)
6. Sean Mullooly (Strokestown)
7. Conor Devaney (Kilbride)

8. Kevin Higgins (Western Gaels)
9. Tadgh O’Rourke (Tulsk)

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10. Niall Daly (Padraig Pearses)
11. Seanie McDermott (Western Gaels)
12. Enda Smith (Boyle)

13. Donie Smith (Boyle)
14. Ultan Harney (Clann na nGael)
15. Ciarán Murtagh (Captain) (St Faithleach’s)


16. Darren O’Malley (Michael Glaveys)
17. Paddy Brogan (Strokestown)
18. Ciaran Cafferkey (Western Gaels)
19. Cian Connolly (Roscommon Gaels)
20. Tom Corcoran (Strokestown)
21. Fintan Cregg (Elphin)
22. Shane Killoran (Elphin)
23. Niall Kilroy (Fuerty)
24. John McManus (Roscommon Gaels)
25. Brian Murtagh (St Faithleach’s)
26. Gary Patterson (Michael Glaveys)


1. Mickey O’Neill (Clonoe)

2. Pádraig Hampsey (Coalisland)
3. Ronan McNamee (Aghayaran)
4. Cathal McCarron (Dromore)

5. Tiernan McCann (Killyclogher)
6. Matthew Donnelly (Trillick)
7. Jonathan Monroe (Carrickmore)

8. Colm Cavanagh (Moy)
9. Padraig McNulty (Dungannon)

10. Conor Meyler (Omagh)
11. Niall Sludden (Dromore)
12. Peter Harte (Errigal Ciarán)

13. Darren McCurry (Edendork)
14. Cathal McShane (Eoghan Roe O’Neills)
15. Ronan O’Neill (Omagh)


16. Niall Morgan (Edendork)
17. Mark Bradley (Killyclogher)
18. Lee Brennan (Trillick)
19. Sean Cavanagh (Moy)
20. Conall McCann (Killyclogher)
21. Declan McClure (Clonoe)
22. Cahir McCullagh (Greencastle)
23. Aidan McCrory (Errigal Ciarán)
24. Ronan McHugh (Aghayaran)
25. Justin McMahon (Omagh)
26. David Mulgrew (Ardboe)

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