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All The GAA Squad News Ahead Of This Weekend's Championship Curtainraiser

All The GAA Squad News Ahead Of This Weekend's Championship Curtainraiser
By Joshua Bell Curran Updated
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With the start of the 2023 Championship upon us and new rules stipulating that inter-county sides must release finalised 26-man squads to the GAA by Friday, we've compiled a list of all the squads for every gaelic football game this weekend.

All This Weekend's GAA Squads 

New York v Leitrim - Live on GAA GO

New York

1. Michael Cunningham, 2. Jamie Boyle, 3. Alan Campbell, 4. Eoghan Kerin, 5. Bill Maher, 6. Robert Wharton, 7. Shane Brosnan, 8. Johnny Glynn, 9. Gavin O'Brien, 10. Mark Ellis, 11. Adrian Varley, 12. Shane Carthy 13. Mikey Brosnan, 14. Patrick Boyle, 15. Daniel O'Sullivan, 16. Adam Loughlin Stones, 17. Matthew Queenan, 18. Killian Butler, 19. Colin Keane, 20. Connell Ahearne, 21. Niall Madine, 22. Jack Reilly, 23. Luke Kelly, 24. Peter Fox, 25. Tiernan Mathers, 26. Padraig Studdard

Coming back with a stronger more notable panel and hunting their first-ever Connacht Championship win, New York are yet to play an intercounty game this season which will more than likely make Saturday very challenging for them.


1.Nevin O Donnell, 2. Paddy Maguire, 3. Mark Diffley, 4. Conor Reynolds, 5. Conor Farrell, 6. Shane Quinn, 7. James Rooney, 8. Pearce Dolan, 9. Donal Wrynn, 10. Conor Dwyer, 11. Mark Plunkett, 12. Paul Keaney, 13. Aidan Flynn, 14. Keith Byrne, 15. Evan Sweeney, 16. Darren Maxwell, 17. Tom Quinn, 18. Adam Reynolds, 19. Domhnaill Flynn, 20. Diarmuid Kelleher, 21. Jack Heslin, 22. Cillian McGloin, 23. Tom Prior, 24. Oisín Mc Loughlin, 25. Barry Mc Nulty, 26. Stephen Mc Loughlin

With Leitrim on the opposite side of the draw to Roscommon, Galway and Mayo a win on Saturday would go along way in seizing the opportunity to potentially get to a Connacht Final in probably their best chance in the last number of years.

London v Sligo - Saturday, 3pm; Ruislip


This is a London side with plenty of fresh players post-pandemic travel restrictions and given their influx of a younger generation of players they'll be looking to cause an upset like they nearly did in 2011 against a Sligo team who played six days ago at Croke Park


Sligo topped division four of the National Football Leagues earning themselves promotion in the process. Like Leitrim, they find themselves on the better side of the Connacht draw, a win this weekend would send them straight to a semi-final vs either New York or Leitrim where they'll fancy their chances of getting to the final.


Sunday's GAA Squads

Roscommon v Mayo - RTE 2 - 16:00, Castlebar



This is undoubtedly the tougher side of the draw but Roscommon have one of the stronger GAA squads and will take confidence from their third-place finish in division one of the league, and will certainly have revenge on their mind after barely missing out on a spot in the league final to Mayo and Galway.


Possibly the best Mayo team of the decade and the Division One Champions, it's theirs to lose. But having played a taxing League final a week ago their squad's strength in depth will undoubtedly be tested this weekend.

Kevin McStay has made one change to his XV that beat Galway a week ago.


Armagh v Antrim - BBC NI - 5pm, Athletic Grounds


Coming off the back of a tough league campaign that saw Armagh relegated with just two wins, Kieran McGeeney will be keen to turn the season around. They have a strong squad with big-game experience that will undoubtedly stand to them. Rían O'Neill misses through injury.


Antrim are definitely the underdogs here. While Armagh struggled in Division One, Antrim faired no better in Three and if they're to save the season they'll need a much bigger performance on Saturday.

Wicklow v Carlow 2:30pm, Aughrim 



Oisin McConville's Wicklow are coming off the back of a Division 4 final loss, but overall impressed during the leagues and with a strong squad like that will be confident they have what it takes to beat Carlow at home.


1.Ciaran Cunningham, 2.Shane Buggy, 3.Mikey Bambrick, 4.Liam Roberts, 5.Seanie Bambrick, 6.Jordan Morrissey, 7.Jamie Clarke, 8.Mark Furey, 9.Conor Doyle, 10.Josh Moore, 11.Ciarán Moran, 12.Shane Clarke, 13.Ross Dunphy, 14.Darragh Foley, 15.Colm Hulton, 16.Johnny Furey, 17.Niall Hickey, 18.Jonah Dunne, 19.Dara Curran, 20.Cormac Lomax, 21.Liam Brennan, 22.Finbarr Kavanagh, 23.Eric Molloy, 24.Padraic Deering, 25.Paddy Regan, 26.Cathal Kelly

Carlow played out a draw between Wicklow earlier in the year and always manage to hold neighbours Wicklow to a close game, but they struggled to kick on after that draw and will be up against it this weekend.

Longford v Offaly 


1.Patrick Collum, 2.Patrick Fox, 3.Andrew Farrell, 4.Barry O'Farrell, 5.Iarla O'Sullivan, 6.Michael Quinn, 7.Ryan Moffett, 8.Jack Macken, 9.Darren Gallagher, 10.Joe Hagan, 11.Aaron Farrell, 12.Daniel Mimnagh, 13.Dessie Reynolds, 14.Keelin McGann, 15.Dylan Farrell, 16.Mícheál Hughes, 17.Oran Kenny, 18.Peter Foy, 19.Fergal Sheridan, 20.Daire O Brien, 21.Bryan Masterson, 22.Peter Lynn, 23.Tadhg McNevin, 24.Liam Connerton, 25.Daniel Reynolds, 26.Darragh Doherty.

21 January 2023; Dessie Reynolds of Longford during the O'Byrne Cup Final match between Longford and Louth at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park in Longford. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Longford have already lost out to Offaly, they shot 16 wides that day in a game they'd the capability to win. If their execution is better this weekend they'll have every chance of winning, turning a season marred by relegation back in the right direction.


1.Ian Duffy, 2.Ciaran Donnelly, 3.Declan Hogan, 4.David Dempsey, 5.Rory Egan, 6.Peter Cunningham, 7.Lee Pearson, 8.Jack McEvoy, 9.Conor McNamee, 10.Cian Farrell, 11.Ruairi McNamee, 12.Anton Sullivan, 13.Dylan Hyland, 14.Nigel Dunne, 15.Jamie Evans, 16.Corey White, 17.Cian Donohoe, 18.Bernard Allen, 19.Joe Maher, 20.Jack Bryant, 21.Bill Carroll, 22.Jack O'Brien, 23.Kevin Nugent, 24.Aaron Brazil, 25.Aaron Leavy, 26Luke Egan

18 March 2023; Lee Pearson of Offaly during the Allianz Football League Division 3 match between Tipperary and Offaly at FBD Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Offaly had the better league campaign but the last day out they just beat a messy Longford by just one a Jack Bryant goal proving the difference. The Faithful will have to be stronger this weekend to see off a Longford team growing in confidence.

Wexford v Laois -3:30pm, Portlaoise


Wexford are the underdogs here, they had an average league campaign but did show glimpses of improvement at times. However, Mark Rossiter is one of their stand-out players and can be devastating if he's given any space his role will be pivotal this weekend.


1.Scott Osborne, 2.Sean Greene, 3.Trevor Collins, 4.Robert Pigott, 5.Sean O’Flynn, 6.Mark Timmons, 7.Padraig Kirwan, 8.Kieran Lillis, 9.Damon Larkin, 10.Kevin Swayne, 11.Paul Kingston, 12.Patrick O Sullivan, 13.Eoin Lowry, 14.Evan O’Carroll, 15.Mark Barry, 16.Killian Roche, 17.Seamus Lacey, 18.Alex Mohan, 19.Dylan Kavanagh, 20.Seán O Neill, 21.Ciaran Burke, 22.Cathal Doyle, 23.Niall Corbet, 24.Brian Daly, 25.Darragh Carolan, 26.James Finn

7 January 2023; Daithí McGowan of Meath in action against James Finn of Laois during the O'Byrne Cup Group B Round 2 match between Meath and Laois at Páirc Tailteann in N avan, Meath. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Laois will fancy their chances this weekend, they were the better team when the sides met in the league beating Wexford by five in the end and with a strong bunch of forwards it'll be tough for Wexford to live with them.

That's all the GAA Squads for this weekend's football fixtures, with plenty of action bound to deliver a cracking weekend of action.




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