Dublin’s Allianz League Final Starting 15 Has Been Named.
Dublin v Galway
Sunday, April 1st. 4:00pm
Croke Park, Dublin
Tomorrow is Dublin‘s chance to regain the Allianz National Football League Division 1 title. A year ago, on a blustery day in Croke Park, they were foiled by Kerry, losing by one solitary score, having held the title for four consecutive years prior to that.
Their opponents this year are Galway, who managed to hold the All Ireland Champions to a draw a couple of weeks ago in Salthill and they’ll be coming to Croke park to again try and upset the party.
Jim Gavin has announced the fifteen players who will start tomorrow afternoon in the hope of once again being crowned league champions. Stephen Cluxton returns after a two game absence to hold the net for the boys in blue. Darren Daly makes way for the returning Jonny Cooper in the half back line. Michael Darragh Macauley has been handed another start in midfield alongside Brian Fenton.
Kevin McManamon moves into the half forwards in place of Cormac Costello, with both Paddy Andrews and Ciaran Kilkenny also returning to the starting fifteen.
DUBLIN STARTING XV (v Galway)
1. Stephen Cluxton – Parnells
2. Philip McMahon – Ballymun Kickhams
3. Michael Fitzsimons – Cuala
4. David Byrne – Naomh Olaf
5. James McCarthy – Ballymun Kickhams
6. Jonny Cooper – Na Fianna
7. John Small – Ballymun Kickhams
8. Brian Fenton – Raheny
9. Michael Darragh Macauley – Ballyboden St. Enda’s
10. Brian Howard – Raheny
11. Kevin McManamon – St. Jude’s
12. Niall Scully – Templeogue Synge Street
13. Dean Rock – Ballymun Kickhams
14. Ciarán Kilkenny – Castleknock
15. Paddy Andrews – St. Brigids