One Change To U20 For Leinster Football Quarter Final


Dublin U20 Football Manager Tom Gray only makes one switch the the side that beat Wicklow last weekend

U20 Football - Leinster Championship

Dublin v Longford
Saturday, February 15th. 2:00pm
Parnell Park, Dublin

Last weekend, Dublin’s U20 Football panel got the defence of their Leinster Championship Crown up and running in convincing fashion. Their road trip to Aughrim saw a fruitful harvest to set up tomorrow’s Quarter Final tie with Longford. And Tom Gray will be happy that his side have home advantage.

It’s a repeat of last year’s Quarter Final with a different venue. Dublin travelled to Glennon Brothers Pearse Park for that encounter and cam away with the spoils. With a score of 4-21 to 0-07, with rising star Ciaran Archer bagging 2-08, Harry Ladd and David Lacey getting the other green flags on the score sheet.

Archer, who featured prominently last year, and bagged 0-04 in last week’s win over Wicklow, starts again tomorrow. He’ll be joined in attack again by Mark Lavin, Lorcan O’Dell, Sean Foran, Luke Swan and Kieran McKeon. All six of Dublin’s forward registered on the scoreboard last week.

The only change on the starting 15 comes in the half back line, with Lee Gannon replacing last week’s goal scorer Adam Fearon, who came off injured.

Longford did not have a first round clash. But recently they reached the Philly McGuinness U20 Football Development League Final, losing 3-10 to 1-9 to Monaghan in the decider.

Longford had reached the decider by drawing with Fermanagh (2-8 each), and defeating both Leitrim (5-19 to 1-3) and Sligo (4-11 to 2-8) comprehensively.

Dublin Starting 15 (U20 v Longford)

1. Josh O’Neill (St. Vincents)
2. Alan Murphy (Lucan Sarsfields)
3. Adam Rafter (Na Fianna)
4. Josh Bannon (St. Sylvesters)
5. Rory O’Dwyer (St. Margarets)
6. Adam Waddick (Thomas Davis)
7. Le Gannon (Whitehall Colmcille)
8. Killian McGinnis (Skerries Harps)
9. Evan Caulfield (Clanna Gael Fontenoy)
10. Mark Lavin (Lucan Sarsfields)
11. Lorcan O’Dell (Templeogue Synge Street)
12. Sean Foran (Whitehall Colmcille)
13. Ciaran Archer (St. Maurs)
14. Luke Swan (Castleknock)
15. Kieran McKeon (Clontarf)