23 May 2022

Gallagher makes one change for trip to Cavan

Paul McNeill comes in ahead of Padraig Cassidy

Gallagher makes one change for trip to Cavan

Rory Gallagher has made one change ahead of Cavan clash. (Pic: Mary K Burke)

Derry manager Rory Gallagher has made one change ahead of Saturday's NFL Round 3 game against Cavan.

Paul McNeill comes in for his 17th senior appearance at the expense of Padraig Cassidy.

It's the first league meeting since 2016, a year Derry beat the Breffni men three times in all competitions.

After a McKenna Cup win in Armagh, Mark Lynch's late score won a tight battle in Kingspan Breffni in the league before Derry won a blockbuster championship encounter later in the summer.

The sides have not met in the Ulster championship since the 2001 when Derry were winners in Breffni.#

Cavan's last league win over Derry was back in 2002 at Glen, but they turned the Oakleafers after extra time in the 2013 Qualifier series.  

Derry won the other three All-Ireland clashes since the start of the 'back door' in 2001.

Rory Gallagher's side travel to Breffni this weekend on the back of comfortable wins over Longford and Fermanagh.

The top two teams in Division 3 North will advance to the promotion semi-iinals, with Offaly, Tipperary, Limerick and Wicklow the teams on the other side of the draw.

DERRY: Odhran Lynch, Chrissy McKaigue, Brendan Rogers, Paudi McGrogan, Paul McNeill, Gareth McKinless, Conor Doherty, Conor Glass, Emmett Bradley, Ethan Doherty, Niall Loughlin, Ciaran McFaul, Benny Heron, Shane McGuigan, Paul Cassidy


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