The Dublin Senior Hurlers will be hoping for back to back wins when they travel to Carlow this evening
Carlow v Dublin
Saturday, February 15th. 5:00pm
Netwatch Cullen Park
The Dublin Senior Hurlers head for Netwatch Cullen Park this evening, pending a 12 noon pitch inspection, as Storm Dennis takes hold of the country. The team go into tonight’s game following a 4-18 to 2-17 victory over Laois in their last league encounter.
Dublin boss Mattie Kenny has made three changes to the side that started against Laois. Rian McBride comes in at midfield and is listed to partner Jake Malone, while up front John Hetherton and Davy Keogh will start.
The players who are replaced are Danny Sutcliffe, Cian O’Callaghan and Eamonn Dillon. All three were forced off through injury in Dublin’s 4-18 to 2-17 victory over Laois last time out.
Last month Dublin were victorious over Carlow in the Walsh Cup. Three first half goals and a scoring surge at the start of the second half saw Dublin secure the win.
Dublin led 3-8 to 0-12 at half-time, the goals coming from Eamonn Dillon (two) and Donal Burke, before they hit seven points in-a-row to extend their advantage to 12 points, 3-15 to 0-12, and the outcome was beyond doubt.
Mattie Kenny’s side are currently sitting in fourth position in the Division 1 Group B table behind Kilkenny, Clare and Wexford. A win this evening will keep them in the hunt, but they’ll need points against Wexford and Clare in the coming weeks to qualify for the knock out stages of the competition.
Dublin Starting 15 (v Carlow)
1. Seán Brennan (Cuala)
2. Paddy Smyth (Clontarf)
3. Eoghan O’Donnell (Whitehall Colmcille)
4. James Madden (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
5. Chris Crummey (Lucan Sarsfields)
6. Daire Gray (Whitehall Colmcille)
7. Seán Moran (Cuala)
8. Jake Malone (Cuala)
9. Rian McBride (St Vincent’s)
10. John Hetherton (St Vincent’s)
11. Donal Burke (Na Fianna)
12. Mark Schutte (Cuala)
13. Oisín O’Rorke (Kilmacud Crokes)
14. Ronan Hayes (Kilmacud Crokes)
15. David Keogh (Thomas Davis)