Team news: Three debutants for Galway as Canning returns to start against Westmeath

January 24, 2020

Galway's Joe Canning. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

New Galway manager Shane O'Neill will hand debuts to three players in Sunday's Allianz League Division 1 opener against Westmeath at Pearse Stadium.

Tommy Larkins clubman Eanna Murphy lines out in goal, while Clarinbridge's TJ Brennan and Annaghdown's Diarmuid Kilcommins start at corner-back and wing-forward, respectively.

Joe Canning is named at his familiar position of centre-forward for what will be the 31-year-old's first competitive start for the Tribesmen since undergoing groin surgery after an injury sustained in the league semi-final defeat to Waterford last March.

Galway (Allianz HL Division 1 v Westmeath): Eanna Murphy; Darren Morrissey, Gearoid McInerney, TJ Brennan; Johnny Coen, Padraic Mannion, Adrian Tuohy; Sean Linnane, Tadhg Haran; Diarmuid Kilcommins, Joe Canning, Cathal Mannion; Jason Flynn, Conor Whelan, Jarlath Mannion.

The Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues are back this weekend and so is the Hogan Stand Match Tracker. Join us on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon for live score and updates from the opening rounds.

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