Sunday 22 October 2017

Dublin Under-21 players to opt out of opening round of club championship

Stock photo: Sportsfile
Stock photo: Sportsfile

Jackie Cahill

Members of Dessie Farrell's Dublin U-21 panel have taken the agonising decision not to line out for their clubs in the first round of the county senior football championship over the coming days.

Dublin's players met on Tuesday and made the choice not to make themselves available for club duty, ahead of the EirGrid All-Ireland U-21 final clash with Galway in Tullamore on Saturday week.

A full round of first round Dublin SFC games is down for decision over the next three days, starting this evening with five matches. The stand-out tie is the meeting of Ballyboden St Enda's and St Oliver Plunketts/ER at Parnell Park, with 'Boden likely to be without Colm Basquel and Shane Clayton.

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