Dublin Senior Footballers - Dublin v Donegal

Jim Gavin has named the starting 15 for the Dublin Senior Footballers clash with Donegal

Dublin v Donegal
Saturday, July 14th. 7:00pm
Croke Park, Dublin

The All Ireland journey start in earnest for the Dublin Senior Footballers as they begin the all new Super 8’s competition with a mouth watering clash against Donegal tonight in Croke Park. The boys in blue have been preparing since their eight consecutive Leinster Football Championship over Laois a few weeks ago and there are only hours until throw in.

Dublin boss Jim Gavin has just announced his starting 15 for tonight’s game. Stephen Cluxton is again named as the starting keeper and this time should start, following his injury which saw the captain miss the Leinster Final against Laois at the end of June.

The Dubs will follow tonight’s game with an away trip to Healy Park next Saturday night to face Tyrone in Round 2, before returning to Croke Park to play their final Super 8’s game against Roscommon on Sunday August 5th. From there will be less than a week to prepare for an All Ireland Semi Final slot should they qualify. But let’s focus on tonight’s game before anything else is spoken about.

DUBLIN (SFC v Donegal)

1. Stephen Cluxton – Parnell’s
2. Michael Fitzsimons – Cuala
3. Philly McMahon – Ballymun Kickhams
4. Eric Lowndes – St Peregrine’s
5. Brian Howard – Raheny
6. James McCarthy – Ballymun Kickhams
7. Jonny Cooper – Na Fianna
8. Brian Fenton – Raheny
9. Michael Darragh Macauley – Ballyboden St Enda’s
10. Niall Scully – Templeogue Synge Street
11. Con O’Callaghan – Cuala
12. Ciaran Kilkenny – Castleknock
13. Paul Mannion – Kilmacud Crokes
14. Dean Rock – Ballymun Kickhams
15. Paddy Andrews – St Brigid’s

PREVIOUS CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES

2016: Dublin 1-15 Donegal 1-10 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
2014: Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2011: Dublin 0-8 Donegal 0-6 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2002: Dublin 1-14 Donegal 0-7 (All-Ireland quarter-final replay)
2002: Dublin 2-8 Donegal 0-14 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
1992: Donegal 0-18 Dublin 0-14 (All-Ireland final)

RESULTS SO FAR

Leinster Senior Football Championship

Dublin 4-25 Wicklow 1-11 (Leinster quarter-final)
Dublin 2-25 Longford 0-12 (Leinster semi-final)
Dublin 1-25 Laois 0-10 (Leinster final)

Ulster Senior Football Championship

Donegal 2-20 Cavan 1-15 (Ulster preliminary round)
Donegal 2-16 Derry 0-16 (Ulster quarter-final)
Donegal 2-22 Down 1-12 (Ulster semi-final)
Donegal 2-18 Fermanagh 0-12 (Ulster final)