DERRY GAA: Oak Leafers makes seven changes for Queen’s test

Mark Lynch will start his first Derry game of 2017 when the Oak Leafers entertain Queen's in the final McKenna Cup group game. (Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile)

Mark Lynch will start his first Derry game of 2017 when the Oak Leafers entertain Queen's in the final McKenna Cup group game. (Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile)

Mark Lynch will make his first Derry start of 2017 as Derry wrap up their McKenna Cup group games with a home tie against Queen’s University on Wednesday (8.00pm).

The Banagher player is one of seven changes from the team that started against Down in Pairc Esler on Sunday as young Magherafelt keeper Conor McLarnon joins Ciaran Mullan, Michael Warnock, Conor McAtamney, Enda Lynn and James Kielt in the starting 15.

Qualification for the semi-final is out of Derry’s hands after Sunday’s defeat in Newry but should Down lose to old rivals Armagh in the Athletic Grounds and Derry defeat the students, determining the last four will come down to scoring difference between the three counties.

The Derry senior football team to play QUB at Owenbeg on Wednesday, January 18th (8pm) is as follows:

1. Conor McLarnon (Magherafelt)

2. Ciaran Mullan (Eoghan Rua)

3. Conor Nevin (Ballinderry)

4. Ronan Murphy (Ballinascreen)

5. Neil Forester (Steelstown)

6. Oisin Duffin (Ballinderry)

7. Michael Warnock (Glen)

8. Conor McAtamney (Swatragh)

9. Aidan McLaughlin (Craigbane)

10. Enda Lynn (Greenlough)

11. James Kielt (Kilrea)

12. Peter Hagan (Banagher)

13. Mark Lynch (Banagher)

14. Ryan Bell(Ballinderry)

15. Niall Loughlin (Greenlough)

Substitutes:

16. Ben McKinless (Ballinderry); 17. Conor McGrogan - Conchúr Mac Gruagáin (Newbridge); 18. Gavin O’Neill (Banagher); 19. Emmett McGuckin (Magherafelt); 20. Benny Heron (Ballinascreen); 21. Carlus McWilliams (Ballinascreen); 22. Patrick Kearney (Swatragh); 23. Mark Craig (Dungiven); 24. Jason Rocks (Loup).