ST MAUR'S manager Alan Durnin believes that Vinny Whelan, can provide Dublin with a viable option in goal after the former Walsall apprentice was called up to Jim Gavin's Dublin team for this week's Dubs Star's challenge up in Blakestown.Whelan was ever present for Dublin when they captured the first of two All Ireland under-21 titles under Gavin in 2010. Whelan was between the posts in the decider against Donegal when Michael Murphy famously missed a penalty and while he has since played outfield for Maurs, Gavin has clearly not forgotten Whelan's expertise as a netminder. Whelan has been training with Dublin for the past month along with Shane Supple of St Brigids who like Whelan plied his trade across the sea in English soccer. And Durnin believes that Whelan has what it takes to do a job in the Dublin jersey. 'He played one challenge game for us last year and his kickouts were like missiles. He has a great delivery and has everything else going for him - he has a great pair of hands and great reflexes. 'The way the game is going particularly in terms of route one football being adopted by a lot of teams he is ideal. 'At the moment there are a lot of high balls going into the square so you need to be confident with your goalkeeper. 'He is so physically big that he is very hard to get past and Jim knows what he is doing and he knows what he can do with Vinny. So If I was picking the Dublin team its very hard to look by him after Cluxton.' Along with Whelan, Danny Byrne who is now in his third year with the under-21's, also received a call-up alongside DIT student and fellow 2012 Dublin under 21 star Ciaran Reddin for Tuesdays clash, which Durnin was very pleased about. 'It's great recognition for the club. We had three lads starting in the All Ireland under-21 final last year, and three in the Dub Stars game this week.