Dublin v Carlow
Wednesday January 4th, 7:30pm
Parnell Park, Dublin.

Tonight will see Ger Cunningham’s Dublin hurlers begin the defence of their Walsh Cup title as they face Carlow in the opening round. Parnell Park will be the venue and hurling fans will be traveling to have a look at the panel that runs out.

The Dublin manager, as expected, has named a very new look side, containing quite a few of 2016’s Minor panel including Daire Gray, Conor Burke, Donal Burke, Cian O’Sullivan, Paddy Smyth, Ciarán Dowling, Johnny McGuirk and James Holland.

There are a total of 23 players unavailable for various reason. Dotsy O’Callaghan is still injured, Ryan O’Dwyer is currently on honeymoon, and of course all eight members of the Cuala panel are excluded as they continue their preparations for their All Ireland Semi Final encounter with Slaughtneil of Derry next Month.

For anyone that can’t make the game tonight, don’t worry. We’ll have live updates from throw in at 7:30pm with score by score information on and of course well have a full match report and analysis right here and on

Here is the full panel named for tonight’s opening Walsh Cup game.

1 Jonathan Tracey – Na Fianna
2 Daire Gray – Whitehall Colmcille
3 Shane Barrett – Na Fianna
4 Fionn Ó Riain Broin – St Jude’s
5 Matthew McCaffrey – Lucan Sarsfields
6 Chris Crummey – Lucan Sarsfields
7 Seán McGrath – Kilmacud Crokes
8 Liam Rushe – St Patrick’s Palmerstown
9 Donie Fox – St Jude’s
10 Conor Burke – St. Vincent’s
11 Tomás Connolly – St Vincent’s
12 Fionntain McGibb – Setanta
13 Canice Maher – St Jude’s
14 Donal Burke – Na Fianna
15 Cian O’Sullivan – St Brigid’s
16 Gary Maguire – Ballyboden St Enda’s
17 Paddy Smyth – Clontarf
18 Mark McCallion – Kilmacud Crokes
19 Mark Kavanagh – St Brigid’s
20 Ciaran Dowling – Lucan Sarsfields
21 Ben Quinn – Crumlin
22 Fergal Whitely – Kilmacud Crokes
23 Caolan Conway – Kilmacud Crokes
24 Niall McMorrow – Ballyboden St Enda’s
25 Johnny McGuirk – St Brigid’s
26 Alan Moore – St Vincent’s
27 Sean Ó Riain – Setanta
28 Alex Quinn – Crumlin
29 James Holland – Ballyboden St Enda’s
30 Chris Bennett – Faughs