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Dublin hurler Stephen Hiney. Picture: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

Dublin hurler Stephen Hiney. Picture: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

Dublin hurler Stephen Hiney. Picture: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

ANTHONY DALY has turned to his former skipper, Stephen Hiney, as the Dublin hurlers chase replay redemption against Wexford in Parnell Park tomorrow night (7.0).

The Sky Blues supremo will be hoping that Hiney's ball-winning prowess – not to mention warrior-like qualities – can kickstart his team and inspire belated progress into a Leinster SHC semi-final against Kilkenny eight days later.

The Ballyboden St Enda's man (pictured) has been dogged by injuries in recent seasons, tearing his cruciate in the spring of 2011 and undergoing ankle surgery last winter.

He will be making only his second competitive start of 2013, having played in the virtual dead-rubber league clash with Carlow at the end of March.

His inclusion at right half-back would seem to strengthen the belief that Conal Keaney, listed at No 10, will start in the forwards having lined out at centre-back in last weekend's Wexford Park deadlock.

Apart from Hiney's return at the expense of clubmate Shane Durkin, the selectors make one other change – fellow 'Boden man Paul Ryan is recalled at corner-forward to the exclusion of David O'Callaghan.

Joey Boland is named in his regular league haunt, midfield, despite being parachuted into attack last Saturday.

DUBLIN (SH v Wexford): G Maguire; N Corcoran, P Kelly, P Schutte; S Hiney, L Rushe, M Carton; J McCaffrey, J Boland; C Keaney, R O'Dwyer, D Sutcliffe; P Ryan, D Treacy, C McCormack.


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