McIver to let youth shine in Clones

Derry boss, Brian McIver.
Derry boss, Brian McIver.

Derry will take on Monaghan in the Dr. McKenna Cup in Clones later today with two players from the St. Patrick’s Maghera team which won the Hogan Cup included in the panel. (Throw-in: 2pm)

Peter Cassidy and James Kearney formed the midfield partnership in the winning team.

Derry manager, Brian McIver, said if he thinks any of the young players in this year’s McKenna Cup panel are up to scratch he will not hesitate in including them in the panel to compete in Division One of the National Football League next month.

“If any of these lads are playing brilliant football they will be in the team - that’s the way it is.

“If they are playing out of their skins and look the part, they will go in straight away.”

DERRY: T. Mallon; D Brown, O Duffy, M McShane; C McAtamney, M Craig, SL McGoldrick; F. Doherty, M Lynch; C McFaul, J Kielt, E Lynn; D Mullan, E McGuckin, B. Heron. Subs: E McNicholl, D McBride, A McAlynn, C Kielt, C McWilliams, P Cassidy, N Holly, J Kearney, A Kerrigan, C McGoldrick and A O’Neill.