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Friday, 13 April, 2001, 15:29 GMT 16:29 UK
Boyle quits Donegal panel
Tony Boyle
Tony Boyle won an All-Ireland Football medal in 1992
Tony Boyle's intercounty career could be over after the 1992 All-Ireland winner pulled out of the Donegal panel because of work commitments.

Donegal manager Mickey Moran was annoyed by reports that he had dropped Boyle from the squad.

"Tony is no longer in the panel because of work commitments which means that he is not able to attend training regularly," Moran told the Mirror.

Boyle has been a great servant to Donegal football but his career in recent years has been hindered by injury.

Meanwhile, Sean Martin Lockhart joins Kieran McKeever in making himself available out for Derry hurlers as opposed to the county's footballers on Sunday.

Derry football manager Eamon Coleman has called up Bellaghy brothers Gareth and Fergal Doherty and their clubmate Gavin Diamond for Sunday's NFL tie against Fermanagh in Enniskillen.

Sean Martin Lockhart
Lockhart will play for the Derry hurlers

The team shows wholesale changes from the side which defeated Cavan with Enda Muldoon, Paddy Bradley, Ronan Rocks and Johnny McBride all rested.

Jonathan Niblock comes into the half-forward line with Fergal Doherty partnering Anthony Tohill at midfield.

Gareth Doherty and Banagher's Paul Carton replaces McKeever and Lockhart in the full-back line.

Fermanagh full-back Paddy McGuinness is named as a substitute for the Enniskillen clash.

The Devenish defender is getting married on Monday and makes way for Teemore's Peter Quinn.

Roscommon make two changes for their visit to Donegal on Sunday.

Brendan Bourke comes in at right full back for Dave Gavin, while Nigel Dineen is preferred to Alan Nolan at right full-forward.

Tyrone, already through to the NFL semi-finals, have named a new-look team for their Division 1A clash with Offaly.

Paddy Bradley
Paddy Bradley: Rested by Eamon Coleman

Peter Canavan is out because of a hamstring injury while players involved in the Ulster U21 decider on Saturday will not be involved on Sunday.

Cormac McGinley and Colin Holmes come into the full-back line while Joe Campbell and Ciaran McBride are included in the attack.

Ciaran Gourley misses the game through injury, but included in the squad for the first time in the current league are Seamus McCallan and Richard Thornton.

Meanwhile, Paul Close will get his first Antrim start in Sunday's clash against Westmeath at Casement Park.

Close comes in at corner-forward as the Saffrons limber up only four weeks ahead of their Championship curtain raiser against Derry.

Regulars Martin Mulholland and Tony Convery are on the bench, while Paddy Logan and Con Coleman are unavailable.

Meanwhile, Fermanagh U21 boss Dominic Corrigan has made one change for Saturday's U21 decider with Shane McCabe coming in for Sean Leonard in the half-forward line.

Peter Canavan
Peter Canavan misses Tyrone's game

Meanwhile, Ollie Collins and John O'Dwyer are back in the Derry line-up for their NHL Division 1B match against Kilkenny at Ballinascreen.

Both missed last weekend's hammering by Wexford.

Sean Martin Lockhart is included in the subs while Kieran McKeever slots in at centre half-forward.

Emmet McKeever is back in the Derry side at corner-back.

Martin Quinn, Raymond Kennedy, Danny McGrellis and Dermot Doherty drop to the subs after lining out against Wexford.

Antrim hurlers will be without the holidaying Gregory O'Kane for their Divison 1A trip to Meath.

Kieran Kelly, Jim Connolly, Declan McKillop and Ciaran McCambridge have been named in the team even though they will have to undergo fitness tests before the match.

Tyrone (SF v Offaly): F McConnell, C McGinley, C Holmes, P McGurk, R McMenamin, S Teague, D McCrossan, P Campbell, Pascal Canavan, B Dooher, G Cavlan, J Campbell, D Gormley, E Gormley, C McBride. Subs: M Conway, S Lawn, C Gormley, C McRory, S McCallan, R Thornton, S O'Neill, E Mulligan, B McGuigan, K Hughes, P Feeney.

Antrim (v Westmeath): S McGreevy; K Murray, A Finnegan, G Bell; J Kelly, A Morris, G Adams; J Quinn, J Barr; E Doherty, K Brady, P McCann, C McCabe, O Doherty, P Close Subs: D Shannon, M Mulholland, T Convery, AN Other, T Stevenson, M McCarry, J McKeever, B McAleese, F Wilson.

Fermanagh (SF v Derry): D McKeogh; M Lily, P Quinn, Neil Cox; J Gilheaney, M McGrath, S Burns; P Brewster, L McBarron; K Donnelly, Rory Gallagher, S McDermott, S Quinn, S Maguire, S King.

Fermanagh (U21 v Tyrone): S Boyle; S Lyons, K Gunn, R McCluskey; C Monahan, N Keenan, N Cunningham; M McGrath, B Owens, S McCabe, R McCabe, C McIlroy, A Little, M Little, B McBrian.

Derry (SH v Kilkenny): K Stevenson; E McKeever, C Murray, R Lynch; P Kelly, C McEldowney (c), B Ward; R McCloskey, M Conway; Gregory Biggs, K McKeever, O Collins; F McEldowney, M Collins, J O'Dwyer Subs: J McEldowney, S M Lockhart, D Doherty, R Kennedy, S McCartney, D McGrelis, P McKaigue, M Quinn, J Young.

Antrim (SH v Meath): DD Quinn; E O'Hara, C McAllister, C McCambridge; C Herron, K Kelly, E Graham; A Campbell, C Cunning; R McNaughton, AN other, B McFall; J McIntosh, D McKillop, P Graham Subs: K Cunningham, M O'Neill, J Connolly, C Hamill, Conor McCambridge, K McGarry, A Watt, A Delargy.

Derry (SF v Fermanagh): O McCloskey; G Doherty, K McCloy, P Carton; P McFlynn, F Crossan, G Coleman; A Tohill, F Doherty; P Murphy, D Dougan, J Niblock; C Gilligan, D Heaney, G Diamond Subs: A Heaney, J McBride, R Rocks, P Bradley, E Muldoon, P O'Kane.

Roscommon (SF v Donegal): S Curran; B Bourke, J White, I Daly; P Noone, F Grehan, C McDonald; S O'Neill, P Mahon; C Connelly, J Hanly, E Lohan; N Dineen, S Lohan, G Lohan.

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