Dublin boss Mattie Kenny swicthes things up for Dublin’s last round fixture against Laois making a sweep of changes
Laois v Dublin
Sunday, March 20th. 1:45pm
O’Moore Park, Portlaoise
It’s the home stretch for Mattie Kenny and the Dublin Senior Hurlers as they head for Laois this Sunday. And they know their fate is in their own hands.
As it stands, Dublin sit third in the Group B table behind Waterford and Kilkenny who face each other on Sunday. Of course Dublin need to come away from Laois with a win, but they’ll be hoping Waterford finish with a win, but if Kilkenny are victorious it will leave Waterford and Dublin level on points. But with Waterford on a bigger score advantage it would see them go through, ending Dublin’s run. But the most important thing for Dublin is that win in O’Moore Park.
Mattie Kenny has made as many as seven changes to the hurling starting 15 that started against Kilkenny in the last round.
Seán Brennan, Donnacha Ryan, Jake Malone, Davy Keogh, Mark Schutte, Paul Crummey and Eamonn Dillon all come into the team. Alan Nolan, Seán Moran, Conor Burke, Danny Sutcliffe, Rian McBride, Ronan Hayes and Aidan Mellett all make way.
Dublin Senior Hurling Starting 15 (v Laois)
1. Seán Brennan (Cuala)
2. Andrew Dunphy (St. Brigids)
3. Cian O’Callaghan (Cuala)
4. Donnacha Ryan (St. Brigids)
5. John Bellew (Lucan Sarsfields)
6. Paddy Smyth (Clontarf)
7. James Madden (Ballyboden St. Endas)
8. Jake Malone (Cuala)
9. Chris Crummey (Lucan Sarsfields)
10. Donal Burke (Na Fianna)
11. Davy Keogh (Thomas Davis)
12. Mark Schutte (Cuala)
13. Fergal Whitely (Kilmacud Crokes)
14. Paul Crummey (Lucan Sarsfields)
15. Eamonn Dillon (Naomh Fionnbarra)