Not too many changes for this weekend’s Football League clash as Dessie Farrell names his second Starting 15
Mayo v Dublin
Saturday, February 1st. 7:00pm
MacHale Park, Mayo
The Dublin Senior Football Panel make their way to Castlebar tomorrow for the second round of the National Football League. They’ll face old foes Mayo, both seeking their first win of the competition.
Dessie Farrell has stuck with the majority of the starting team who drew against Kerry in Croke Park last weekend. But there a couple of changes.
Rory O’Carroll, who came on last week as a second half substitute for Philly McMahon, replaces the Ballymun Kickhams veteran to start in the full back line. And O’Carroll’s Kilmacud Crokes team mate Paul Mannion is named in the half forward line.
Last week Mannion was scheduled to start, but was replaced at the last minute by Na Fianna’s Conor McHugh. Mannion did get on early in the second half coming on for Paddy Andrews.
Dublin came from three scores down in the second half last week against Kerry. And in the closing stages of the game were one point up over their opponents. But Kerry captain David Clifford converted a last second free to draw the game and share the points.
Mayo have made four changes to their starting 15 from their draw with Donegal.
Robbie Hennelly, Michael Plunkett, Kevin McLoughlin and James Durcan have been named to start with David Clarke, Tom Parsons, Bryan Walsh and Brian Reape replaced.
Dublin Starting 15 (v Mayo)
1. Evan Comerford (Ballymun Kickhams)
2. Eric Lowndes (St Peregrines)
3. David Byrne (Naomh Olaf)
4. Rory O’Carroll (Kilmacud Crokes)
5. James McCarthy (Ballymun Kickhams)
6. John Small (Ballymun Kickhams)
7. Eoin Murchan (Na Fianna)
8. Brian Fenton (Raheny)
9. Brian Howard (Raheny)
10. Niall Scully (Templeogue Synge St)
11. Paul Mannion (Kilmacud Crokes)
12. Ciarán Kilkenny (Castleknock)
13. Kevin McManamon (St Judes)
14. Paddy Andrews (St Brigid’s)
15. Dean Rock (Ballymun Kickhams)