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Thursday 17 April 2014

Daly finalises squad as Dublin aim to bounce back

Dublin hurling manager Anthony Daly

ANTHONY DALY has dropped four players from the Dublin senior hurling panel and included three of last year's minors in his squad for 2013.

However, the newcomers do not include dual stars Cormac Costello and Eric Lowndes, who have decided to throw their lot in exclusively with Jim Gavin's senior footballers.

Daire Plunkett, Peadar Carton, Shane Stapleton and Conor Clinton have all been dropped from the hurling squad, while the newcomers are Cian O'Callaghan, Colm Cronin and Seanie McClelland as Daly aims to make up for a disappointing 2012 league and championhip campaign.

Meanwhile, Armagh full-back Brendan Donaghy has slammed one of the Football Review Committee's main proposals as "a joke" and accused the GAA of making Gaelic football more like soccer.

Donaghy is annoyed that, if the FRC proposals are passed, a player will have to be substituted if he receives a yellow card.

"I think it is a joke and will ruin the game," claimed Donaghy. "To give a fella a yellow card and say 'that is the end of your game' is madness. "As it is, there is almost no physicality in the game any more. You can't tackle – if you look at someone now they go down."

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