Dublin v Roscommon - All ireland Super 8s

Jim Gavin rings the changes for final Super 8 game against Roscommon

Dublin v Roscommon
Sunday, August 5th. 3:30pm
Croke Park, Dublin

The All Ireland Senior Football Super 8’s competition comes to a close today with Dublin, Roscommon, Tyrone and Donegal all playing out their last phase games at 3:30pm. Jim Gavin’s men have already secured their Semi Final spot and will face Galway, following their defeat to Monaghan yesterday evening.

Today’s game against Roscommon as a result has no consequence, as neither team benefit from the result. But for Dublin it will be a chance for Gavin to put some of his panel under the microscope before the last four meeting next weekend.

We’ve already witnessed Eoin Murchan and Brian Howard contribute handsomely to Dublin’s successes in the Quarter Final Group phases, and with the team just announced it reveals that the Dublin manager will rest some key players ahead of next Saturday’s Semi Final and allow others to get some game time.

Brian Howard, Brian Fenton, Eoghan Murchan, Jack McCaffrey, John Small, Con O’Callaghan, Dean Rock and Ciaran Kilkenny will all  be given a rest from the start. Michael Fitzsimons, Eric Lowndes, Paul Flynn, Eoghan O’Gara, Michael Darragh Macauley, Kevin McManamon,Cormac Costello and Paddy Andrews all start this afternoon in Croke Park for the end of the Super 8’s.

Dublin (SFC v Roscommon)

1. Stephen Cluxton (Parnells)
2. Michael Fitzsimons (Cuala)
3. Cian O’Sullivan (Kilmacud Crokes)
4. Philip McMahon (Ballymun Kickhams)
5. Eric Lowndes (St. Peregrines)
6. James McCarthy (Ballymun Kickhams)
7. Darren Daly (Fingal Ravens)
8. Paul Flynn (Fingallians)
9. Michael Darragh Macauley (Ballyboden St. Enda’s)
10. Niall Scully (Templeogue Synge Street)
11. Eoghan O’Gara (Templeogue Synge Street)
12. Cormac Costello (Whitehall Colmcille)
13. Kevin McManamon (St. Jude’s)
14. Paul Mannion (Kilmacud Crokes)
15 Paddy Andrews (St. Brigids)

Dublin’s 2018 Championship Path

Leinster Quarter Final: Dublin 4-25 Wicklow 1-11
Leinster Semi Final: Dublin 2-25 Longford 0-12
Leinster Final: Dublin 1-25 Laois 0-10
All Ireland Quarter Final Phase 1: Dublin 2-15 Donegal 0-16
All Ireland Quarter Final Phase 2: Tyrone 0-14 Dublin 1-14

Dublin’s Top Scorers:

Dean Rock 2-29 (21f, 2 ’45)
Ciaran Kilkenny 2-18
Brian Fenton 1-09
Con O’Callaghan 1-07
Paul Mannion 1-04 (1 ’45)

Roscommon’s 2018 Championship Path:

Connacht Semi Final: Roscommon 0-24 Leitrim 0-10
Connacht Final: Galway 0-16 Roscommon 2-06
All Ireland Round 4 Qualifier: Roscommon 2-22 Armagh 1-19
All Ireland Quarter Final Phase 1: Tyrone 4-24 Roscommon 2-12
All Ireland Quarter Final Phase 2: Donegal 0-20 Roscommon 0-13

Roscommon’s Top Scorers:

Diarmuid Murtagh 0-23 (11f)
CIarain Murtagh 2-17 (8f)
Enda Smith 3-04
Donie Smith 0-08
Cathal Cregg 0-07