Dublin U21 boss Johnny McGuirk today named the starting line up to face Kilkenny, as they set out to defend their Leinster Crown.

And the young boys in blue can call on six senior players who featured during last Sunday’s loss to Galway with full-back Shane Barrett, midfielder Donal Burke and wing-forward Eoghan Conroy all starting that game.

Centre-back Jake Malone, centre-forward Fergal Whitely and full-forward Rian McBride all came on as substitutes in that match, while goalkeeper Jonathan Treacy was on the bench.

Dublin U21 Starting 15 (v Kilkenny)

1. Jonathan Treacy (Na Fianna)
2. Daire Gray (Whitehall Colmcille)
3. Shane Barrett (Na Fianna)
4. Jack O’Neill (St Brigid’s)
5. Cian Hendricken (Naomh Mearnóg)
6. Jake Malone (Cuala)
7. Paul O’Dea (Na Fianna)
8. Brian Bolger (St Vincent’s)
9. Donal Burke (Na Fianna)
10. Eoghan Conroy (St Maur’s)
11. Fergal Whitely (Kilmacud Crokes)
12. Conor Burke (St Vincent’s)
13. Colin Currie (Na Fianna)
14. Rian McBride (St Vincent’s)
15. Pól Crummey (Lucan Sarsfields)