Dublin have named their team for tomorrow’s NFL Division One semi-final against our lads at Croke Park (throw-in 3.45pm). Well, to be more precise they named their team last night but the pints I ended up having last night combined with this morning’s U8 hurling have meant that I’ve only got around to posting details now. Here’s the Dubs’ starting fifteen for tomorrow:
Dublin (NFL Division One Semi-Final v Mayo, 14/4/2013): Stephen Cluxton (Parnells); Kevin O’Brien (Naomh Mearnog), Jonny Cooper (Na Fianna), Darren Daly (Fingal Ravens); Philly McMahon (Ballymun Kickhams), Ger Brennan (St Vincents), Jack McCaffrey; Michael Darragh Macauley (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Cian O’Sullivan (Kilmacud Crokes); Jason Whelan (Ballymun Kickhams), Diarmuid Connolly (St Vincents), P Flynn (Fingallians); P Mannion (Kilmacud Crokes), Paddy Andrews (St Brigid’s), Bernard Brogan (St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh).
Dublin haven’t named their subs list at this stage.
The above team shows two changes from the one that started up in Ballybofey last weekend, both in the forwards. Gone from then are Tomas Brady and Kevin McManamon who are replaced by debutant Jason Whelan and a lad by the name of B Brogan respectively. The back six is the same as that which faced Donegal but there’s a bit of positional shuffling (at least in terms of jersey numbers).
Compared to the side that started against us at HQ last month, Jim Gavin’s team for tomorrow shows five changes. Rory O’Carroll (injured), Declan O’Mahony, Tomas Brady, Ciaran Reddin and Ciaran Kilkenny (also injured) all miss out tomorrow and are replaced by Philly McMahon, Michael Darragh Macauley, Jason Whelan, Paul Mannion and Diarmuid Connolly.