A handful of changes ahead of battle Royal

Colm O’Rourke and his fellow mentors have made five changes to the side which drew against Limerick ahead of tomorrow’s eagerly awaited clash with Dublin in the penultimate round of fixtures in Div. 2 of the Allianz NFL at Pairc Tailteann.

Every time the Old Firm face off there’s something at stake and tomorrow will be no different. Meath win would not only bolster their chances of attaining the top five finish in the division required to guarantee their participation in the All Ireland SFC as distinct from the Tailteann Cup, it would also maintain their admittedly slim chances of claiming a league final berth.

Padraic Harnan

Padraic Harnan is again named to start, this time in the more familiar No.6 shirt. The Moynalvey clubman was listed to start at wing forward in Limerick but was held back in lieu of getting some much needed game time with the maroon and whites instead.

Harry O’Higgins and Cathal Hickey also return to the defence with Dan O’Neill and Shane McEntee making way. In attack, both Darragh Campion and Shane Walsh again miss out owing to long term injuries and are replaced by Shane Crosby and Diarmuid Moriarity respectively.

MEATH – H. Hogan; A. O’Neill, M. Flood, H. O’Higgins; D. Keogan (Capt.), P. Harnan, C. Hickey; R. Jones, J. Flynn; J. O’Connor, J. Scully, S. Crosby; J. Morris, M. Costello, D. Moriarity. SUBS – S. Brennan, C. O’Sullivan, R. Ryan, E. Harkin, R. Clarke, D. McGowan, A. Lynch, T. O’Reilly, D. Lenihan, K. Curtis, B. Conlon.

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