DOUBLE BOOST FOR DUBLIN AHEAD OF SEMI-FINAL

Dublin have been handed a double boost ahead of their All Ireland SFC semi-final meeting with Kerry on Sunday week as Jim Gavin has confirmed both James McCarthy and Tomas Brady are back from injury and available for selection.

Although Gavin confirmed McCarthy was fit and available for the quarter final clash with Donegal a couple of weeks ago, the management team decided not to risk playing the Ballymun Kickhams star in that game and instead give McCarthy an extra few weeks to fully recover from the knee injury that had sidelined him for a number of weeks.

With that in mind it would appear that McCarthy will if named in the starting 15 this time actually take to the field.

The return of Tomas Brady is another huge boost as the Na Fianna clubman will give Gavin more options for a number of positions in the middle third of the field that Brady is fully capable of playing in.

It leaves Dubs boss Jim Gavin now with only one absentee from his squad Naomh Mearnog’s Shane Carty who has had a leg injury for the last number of weeks, although it is improving by the day, it looks like the semi-final encounter with Kerry in Croke Park will come a little to soon for Shane to be available for selection.