Dublin Senior Hurling Boss Pat Gilroy has chosen a good mix to start the Leinster Campaign

Dublin v Kilkenny
Sunday, May 13th. 2:00pm
Parnell Park, Dublin.

Pat Gilroy has selected the staring 15 that will face Kilkenny this Sunday afternoon in Parnell Park in Dublin’s first Leinster Championship fixture.

Dublin face a huge task this weekend but will see their home soil as an advantage.

Gilroy has named a nice mix of youth and experience.

Bill O’Carroll and Paddy Smyth get the very first senior championship experience, while Jake Malone, Fergal Whitely and Rian McBride, who all featured off the bench last summer, get their first starts.

This will be Dublin’s first game in the new Leinster Championship Round format and they will play Wexford, Offaly and Galway between now and mid June before the Leinster Final is determined.

Dublin Starting 15 (v Kilkenny)

1. Alan Nolan – St Brigid’s
2. Paddy Smyth – Clontarf
3. Cian O’Callaghan – Cuala
4. Bill O’Carroll – Kilmacud Crokes
5. Shane Barrett – Na Fianna
6. Seán Moran – Cuala
7. Chris Crummey – Lucan Sarsfields
8. Rian McBride – St Vincent’s
9. Eoghan O’Donnell – Whitehall Colmcille
10. Jake Malone – Cuala
11. Conal Keaney – Ballyboden St Enda’s
12. Danny Sutcliffe – St Jude’s
13. Fergal Whitely – Kilmacud Crokes
14. Liam Rushe – St Patrick’s Palmerstown
15. Paul Ryan – Ballyboden St Enda’s

Don’t forget the Dublin Minor hurlers will also face Kilkenny in their Leinster Opener prior to this game at 12:00pm.