GAA: Down ring changes for league opener against Donegal

Donegal's Frank McGlynn and Down's Mark Poland
Donegal's Frank McGlynn and Down's Mark Poland

Down boss Eamonn Burns has named a new-look side for Saturday’s league opener against Donegal.

This will be Down’s first season back in the top tier since winning promotion last year.

Among the newcomers are Malachy Magee (left corner back), Michael Hughes (right half back), Henry Brown (midfield) and Joe Murphy (right half forward).

Last season, Donegal reached the Division I semi-finals and manager Rory Gallagher would be delighted if his side could achieve a repeat performance in 2016.

Experienced midfielder Rory Kavanagh is back in the squad after a season long absence.

Fixtures

Today

Div 1: Down v Donegal

Tomorrow

Div 1: Roscommon v Monaghan

Div 2: Meath v Armagh, Tyrone v Cavan, Derry v Fermanagh

Div 4: Carlow v Antrim