Derry have named their minor hurling team to face Offaly in Saturday’s Celtic Challenge quarter-final in Abbotstown (2.00).

The side is captained by Darragh McGilligan of Kevin Lynch’s who was on last year’s winning team.  He starts at midfield alongside Eoin McCallion.

Four of the forward line picked up medals last year, namely Lee Colville, Pádhraig Nelis, Shea Cassidy and Kosta Papachristopolous.

Ulster Schools’ all-star goalkeeper Leo Passmore is back between the posts, behind a defence built around Niall McGonigle, Aodhan O’Hagan and Jack Conway.

Derry: Leo Passmore, Karl McGilligan, Jack Conway, Mark McEldowney, Aodhan O’Hagan, Niall McGonigle, Jack Cassidy, Eoin McCallion, Darragh McGilligan, Ryan McPeake, Pádhraig Nelis, Dara O’Kane, Shea Cassidy, Lee Colville, Kosta Papachristopolous.

Subs: Cathan McElhinney, Lorcan McAlinden, Fearghal McGahon, Aidan Cutliffe, Micheál Murray, Keelan Doherty, Keelan O’Kane, Adam Rankin, Thomas McKeagney, Oisin Madden, Ciaran Crossan, Ronan McWilliams, Aaron Campbell, Sé Gallagher, Callum O’Kane.

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