The Derry hurling management have kept faith with their semi-final team for Saturday's Celtic Challenge Final with Galway Tribesmen (2.40 Tullamore).

The Oakleafers are going for back to back titles after beating Saturday's opponents in last year's final.

Goalkeeper Leo Passmore and skipper Darragh McGilligan return from last season.

In attack Padhraig Nelis, Kosta Papachristopolous, Ryan McPeake and Shea Cassidy are also in search of their second medal.

Galway were 2-11 to 1-13 winners over Clare Saffrons in the semi-final.

Derry: Leo Passmore; Karl McGilligan, Jack Conway, Mark McEldowney; Lorcan McAlinden, Niall McGonigle, Jack Cassidy; Eoin McCallion, Darragh McGilligan; Micheál Murray, Padhraig Nelis, Dara O’Kane; Kosta Papachristopolous, Ryan McPeake, Shea Cassidy.
Subs: Cathan McElhinney, Fearghal McGahon, Aodhan O'Hagan, Keelan O'Kane, Adam Rankin, Callum O'Kane, Ciaran Crossan, Thomas McKeagney, Aaron Campbell, Sé Gallagher, Aidan Cutliffe, Ronan McWilliams, Keelan Doherty, Oisin Madden, Eoghan Quinn.

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