One change for the Dubs as Jim Gavin plumps for Philly McMahon
Dublin manager Jim Gavin has made just one change to the Dublin side that defeated Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final with Philly McMahon getting the nod at corner back.
There had been speculation that Gavin might make some changes to the back division after Kevin O’Brien was replaced by McMahon in the first half against the Kingdom and Gavin has decided to go with the more experienced Ballymun man.
Ger Brennan retains the number six jersey despite a difficult outing against Colm Cooper, with Cian O’Sullivan resuming his midfield partnership with Michael Darragh MacAuley after slotting in at centre backwhen Brennan was replaced.
The forwards line again remains the most competitive area of the field for the Dubs, but again Dean Rock and Kevin McMenamon will have to be content with places on the bench despite more scoring exploits after being introduced against the Kingdom.
They are joined by Eoghan O’Gara and Denis Bastick who will also hope to feature at some stage but it is a strong looking Dublin team that is aiming to make it two All-Ireland wins in three years.
Dublin: S Cluxton, P McMahon, R O’Carroll, J Cooper, J McCarthy, G Brennan, J McCaffrey, M D MacAuley, C O’Sullivan, P Flynn, C Kilkenny, D Connolly, P Mannion, P Andrews, B Brogan.
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