GAA: Wicklow host Sligo in second round of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers at Aughrim
Last Updated: 05/07/14 5:25pm
Wicklow and Sligo meet for the second time in the All-Ireland qualifiers in Aughrim on Saturday evening.
ALL-IRELAND SFC QUALIFIERS
Wicklow v Sligo
The Garden County were five-point winners when the counties clashed in the first round of the 2011 All-Ireland series, and they go into this weekend’s game as slight favourites following their victory over Offaly in the previous round.
“A home draw is always good,” selector Johnny Magee told the Wicklow People. "Wicklow played well against Offaly, they did okay, and there should be no fear of Sligo, certainly not at home anyway."
Despite fitness concerns over forward trio David Kelly, Pat Hughes and captain Adrian Marren, Sligo manager Pat Flanagan has named an unchanged team.
Kelly suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury during the Connacht semi-final defeat to Galway but he has been deemed fit enough to retain his place in the starting line-up.
The Yeats County have not won a qualifier match since 2009, when they defeated Tipperary in Thurles. Since then they have lost to Down, Wicklow, Kildare and Derry.
Sligo: A Devaney; N Ewing, J Martyn, R Donovan; C Harrison, A McIntyre, K Cawley; J Kilcullen, S McManus; D Rooney, M Breheny, B Egan; P Hughes, A Marren, D Kelly.