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Are you ready for the weekend? Here’s your National Football League team news

Who’s in and who’s out? Here are all the changes ahead of the weekend’s league programme.

Down's Aiden Branigan and Alan Brogan of Dublin get up close and personal in Páirc Esler last weekend.
Down's Aiden Branigan and Alan Brogan of Dublin get up close and personal in Páirc Esler last weekend.

PAT GILROY HAS made four changes as he looks to get Dublin’s league challenge back on track with a win against Donegal in Croke Park tomorrow night.

Philly McMahon, who missed Sunday’s defeat against Down through suspension, returns to the side in place of James McCarthy, with Cian O’Sullivan coming for Darren Daly on the right side of the Dubs’ defence.

Kevin Nolan is preferred to Craig Dias at wing back, while Na Fianna’s Johnny Cooper is named again in the half-back line after impressing on his senior inter-county debut last weekend.

Michael Dara MacAuley and Eamonn Fennell line out in midfield again, while up front there is just one change with Tomás Quinn starting ahead of Paul Brogan at corner-forward.

Dublin: S Cluxton; C O’Sullivan, R O’Carroll, P McMahon; J Cooper, G Brennan, K Nolan; MD MacAuley, E Fennell; P Flynn, A Brogan, B Cullen; T Quinn, D Connolly, K McManamon.
Donegal: TBA

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Alan Quirke returns in goal for Cork’s trip to Mayo on Sunday afternoon, one of two changes made by Conor Counihan to the side which lost against Kerry last weekend.

Counihan’s other change comes in the half-back line where Noel O’Leary replaces Eoin Cadogan who is on duty with the Rebels’ hurlers against Kilkenny in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Mayo: TBA
Cork: A Quirke; R Carey, M Shields, E Cotter; N O’Leary, G Canty, P Kissane; P O’Neill, A O’Connor; F Goold, M Collins, P Kelly; C O’Neill, A Walsh, D O’Connor.

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Kerry manager Jack O’Connor has shaken up his starting XV ahead of Sunday’s game against Armagh, showing seven changes from the side which held off Cork last weekend.

Tomás Mac a t’Saoir gets the nod ahead of Brendan Kealy in goal, while Shane Enright, Tomás Ó Sé and Jonathan Lyne come in to the Kingdom defence.

Bryan Sheehan drops back into midfield alongside Seamus Scanlon, and the Dr Crokes pairing of Johnny Buckley and Kieran O’Leary are named in the forwards.

Meanwhile, Justin McNulty has shown faith in the same Laois side which beat Armagh in O’Moore Park last weekend.

Adrian Kelly holds on to his place in the full-forward line, which means that there is no place for Paul Cahillane who scored 1-1 after coming off the bench.

Kerry: T Mac a t’Saoir; S Enright, A O’Mahony, K Young; T Ó Sé, E Brosnan, J Lyne; S Scanlon, B Sheehan; BJ Keane, Darran O’Sullivan, J Buckley; K O’Leary, Declan O’Sullivan, P Curtin.
Laois: E Culliton; C Healy, K Lillis, P O’Leary; K Meaney, M Timmons, C Boyle; B Quigley, J O’Loughlin; C Begley, B Sheehan, D Strong; MJ Tierney, A Kelly, R Munnelly.

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Armagh show just one enforced change for tomorrow evening’s game against Down in the Morgan Athletic Grounds.

Captain Ciarán McKeever is suspended following his controversial sending-off against Laois last weekend, and he’s replaced by Charlie Vernon at centre-back.

Armagh: P McEvoy; A Mallon, D McKenna, F Moriarty; K Dyas, C Vernon, P Duffy; P Carragher, BJ Padden; A Forker, C Watters, A Duffy; C Rafferty, B Mallon, G McParland.
Down: TBA

National Football League fixtures (Sunday, 2.30pm unless stated)

Division 1:

  • Armagh v Down (Saturday, 7pm)
  • Dublin v Donegal (Saturday, 7.15pm)
  • Mayo v Cork (Sunday, 2pm)
  • Kerry v Laois

Division 2:

  • Tyrone v Meath (Saturday, 7pm)
  • Derry v Louth
  • Monaghan v Galway
  • Kildare v Westmeath

Division 3:

  • Offaly v Sligo
  • Roscommon v Cavan
  • Antrim v Wexford (Sunday, 12.45pm)

Division 4:

  • Leitrim v Kilkenny
  • London v Clare
  • Carlow v Wicklow

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