Allianz Senior Football League Round 1
Cork Vs Dublin
Pairc Ui Rinn, Sunday February 1st at 2:00pm

Dean Rock will start his first League match for Dublin in Sunday’s NFL Division 1 opener against Cork.

The Ballymun Kickhams man, who was Dublin’s top scorer in the recent O’Byrne Cup with 0-38 (0-26f, 0-2 ’45’), will lead the Dubs attack.

In defence Eoin Culligan, an All-Ireland U21 winner in 2010, and John Small (pictured), who was a member of last year’s successful U21 All-Ireland winning side, make their League debuts.

In total five of the starting team which lost to Donegal in last year’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final have been named to start against the Rebels – Rory O’Carroll, Jonny Cooper, Jack McCaffrey, Eoghan O’Gara and Cormac Costello.

Dublin, who won the League the last two seasons, travel to Leeside hoping to return with a victory there for the first time since 1990 (played in Páirc Uí Chaoimh).

DUBLIN (SF v Cork)

1 Seán Currie (Ballymun Kickhams)
2 Eoin Culligan (Kilmacud Crokes)
3 Rory O’Carroll (Kilmacud Crokes)
4 Darren Daly (Fingal Ravens)
5 Jonny Cooper (Na Fianna)
6 John Small (Ballymun Kickhams)
7 Jack McCaffrey (Clontarf)
8 Denis Bastick (Templeogue Synge St)
9 Shane Carthy (Nh Mearnóg)
10 Tomás Brady (Na Fianna)
11 Dean Rock (Ballymun Kickhams)
12 Emmett O Conghaile (Lucan Sarsfields)
13 Kevin McManamon (St Jude’s)
14 Eoghan O’Gara (Templeogue Synge St)
15 Cormac Costello (Whitehall Colmcille)

Image Credit: Donall Farmer/INPHO


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