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half-forward

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(Australian Rules Football) Australian rules football any of three forwards positioned between the centre line and the forward line
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Kevin Foley has played in midfield and at half-forward, and in the full-forward line, but Davy Fitzgerald (right) pitched him in as sweeper for Wexford at the start of the year and it's worked out.
KEVIN McLOUGHLIN Right half-forward Club: Knockmore Age: 24 Debut: 2009 Honours: 3 Connacht titles Stylish ball player who enjoyed a strong 2012 final.
Fit-again Hugh Maloney is also in contention for a place in the half-forward line but Sheedy may be content to keep the NenaghEire Og clubman in reserve, with Pat Kerwick, Seamus Callinan and Munster final man of the match John O'Brien filling the half-forward line positions.
They'll have to do without midfielder Willie Carley, out for six weeks with a fractured cheekbone, but centre half-forward John Hudson is fit, David Murphy is back from suspension and Mattie Forde should continue to lead the line.
Half-forward Conor Meyler missed it through a knee injury but he is fit enough to make the bench.
PAUL FLYNN Right half-forward Club: Fingallians Age: 27 Debut: 2008 Honours: 1 All-Ireland senior, 1 NFL, 2 AllStar One of Dublin's most important players.
But their forward line looks a bit light and may struggle if Brian Dooher and Stephen O'Neill don't contribute from the half-forward line.
"Playing in the half-forward line, I like it because I can be more direct when I get the ball and run at players, which I like doing.
Their half-forward line were immense in the semi-final, winning frees, blocking clearances and their backs also impressed while stifling the Tipp attack.
Padraig Joyce is being tried at centre half-forward, with younger brother Nicky at full-forward and older brother Tommy in the corner.
Hogan believes that experimenting with Brendan Maher in the half-forward line against Dublin last Sunday didn't work and he insists that Padraic Maher, who played at wing-back in the Parnell Park defeat, has to be positioned at centre back.
HENRY SHEFFLIN Right half-forward Club: Ballyhale Shamrocks Age: 33 Championship Debut 1999 Honours: 8 All-Irelands, 11 Leinsters, 6 Allianz Leagues, 10 AllStars Lethal and always inspirational, if ageing, playmaker.