Sligo name strong team for Championship opener against Roscommon

Brian Egan is the only Championship debutant

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Sligo's Mark Brehony Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Sligo manager Neil Carew has named his team for Sunday's Connacht Championship semi-final against Roscommon in Dr. Hyde Park.

The Yeats' County are making their Championship bow this week and meet a Roscommon side that have already beaten New York and Leitrim on the way to the semi-finals.

Both teams met at the same stage last year with Sligo shocking their opponents, then managed by John Evans in Markievicz Park. Sligo won that game by four points before a 26-point defeat to Mayo in the Final.

Brian Egan is the only man due to make his Connacht Championship debut this weekend. The Tourlestane corner-forward  has featured for the team in both the FBD and Allianz Leagues.

Adrian McIntyre also returns following a break from the team last year. 2011 All-Star Charlie Harrison returns to the team after missing the 2015 Championship through injury. Despite winning his award at corner-back, the St. Johns star lines out at wing-forward on Sunday. 

Off the Ball will have live commentary of the game on Sunday from Dr. Hyde Park. Dave McIntyre will be joined by former Mayo manager James Horan, Anthony Moyles and Tomas Quinn in Roscommon.

Sligo team to face Roscommon:

1. Aidan Devaney - Calry/St.Joseph's 
2. Daniel Maye - Tubbercurry
3. Kevin McDonnell - Castleconnor 
4. Eoin Flanagan - St. John's 
5. Keelan Cawley - Coolera Standhill
6. Adrian McIntyre - Tourlestrane 
7. Brendan Egan - St. Vincent's 
8. Niall Murphy-  Coolera Standhill
9. Cian Breheny - St. Marys 
10. Neil Ewing - Drumcliffe Rosses Point 
11. Mark Breheny (capt) - St. Mary's 
12. Charlie Harrison - St. John's 
13. Adrian Marren - Curry 
14. Pat Hughes - Geevagh
15. Brian Egan - Tourlestrane