Dublin v Offaly
Wednesday, March 29th 2017
O’Moore Park, Portlaoise
Throw In: 7:30pm
Dublin will arrive in O’Moore Park tomorrow in search of yet another Leinster U21 title, and if successful it will be their fourth consecutive Championship. This is a fete that has never been achieved by any other county in this competition. In fact in the last seven finals Dublin have been part of they’ve never been beaten. You’d have to go back as far as 2004 when they lost to Kildare by a solitary point.
Offaly last won this competition in 1995, and it was 2007 before they reached another final. Sadly they were beaten by Laois that day and have not featured in the provincial final since.
Tonight Dublin boss Dessie Farrell has named his starting 15 to face Offaly tomorrow night.
Dublin Starting 15 (v Offaly)
1. Evan Comerford (Ballymun Kickhams)
2. Darren Byrne (Raheny)
3. Cillian O’Shea (Kilmacud Crokes)
4. Shane Clayton (Ballyboden St. Enda’s)
5. Declan Monaghan (Clontarf)
6. Sean McMahon (Raheny)
7. Brian Howard (Raheny)
8. Andy Foley (Clontarf)
9. Darren Gavin (Lucan Sarsfields)
10. Cian Murphy (Thomas Davis)
11. Tom Fox (Kilmacud Crokes)
12. Aaron Byrne (Na Fianna)
13. Chris Sallier (Thomas Davis)
14. Con O’Callaghan (Cuala)
15. Stephen Smith (Skerries Harps)