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Derry opt for youthful side for Clare match

Niall Keenan is due to start for Derry

Niall Keenan is due to start for Derry

Damian Barton has given a few of the newer players on his squad the chance to shine in the National League.

Niall Keenan, Ronan Murphy and Michael McEvoy have all been handed starting berths for Sunday’s League opener against Clare at Celtic Park (2pm).

There is an inexperienced look about the full back line, with all new faces. However, Connor Nevin is an experienced campaigner at club level with Ballinderry, and should be fit for the Clare defence.

Free-taker James Kielt is named to start at midfield, while Mark Lynch interestingly is down at corner forward.

It will be interesting to see if the team lines out as named.

Fantasy managers will be pleased to see that the Fantasy midfielder Lynch is at cornerforward. They should also note that fantasy defender Carlus McWilliams is due to start at half forward.

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Thomas Mallon

Niall Keenan, Conor Nevin, Ronan Murphy

Neil Forester, Michael McEvoy, Mark Craig

Conor McAtamney, James Kielt

Enda Lynn (Captain), Niall Loughlin, Carlus McWilliams

Mark Lynch, Emmett McGuckin , Benny Heron

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