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Flynn to start against Kingdom

IN LIKE Flynn, or is he? Pat Gilroy has named Paul Flynn on his starting team for Sunday's mouth-watering All-Ireland SFC final against Kerry, despite ongoing doubts about the Dublin wing-forward's fitness.

As widely anticipated in recent days, Gilroy today announced an unchanged '15' for Dublin's first September showdown since 1995.

But while the same 15 players who started against Donegal have been retained, a question mark persists about Flynn, who suffered a hamstring injury in the dying minutes of the semi-final.

Despite an initially upbeat prognosis, Flynn has been flagged as a major doubt in recent days following a reported weekend setback.

The Fingallians clubman has been a pivotal performer for Dublin this summer and will obviously be given every chance to prove his fitness.

In the event of an 11th hour change, Kevin McManamon looks the most likely candidate following his influential second half display against Donegal.

DUBLIN (SFC v Kerry): S Cluxton; C O'Sullivan, Rory O'Carroll, M Fitzsimons; J McCarthy, G Brennan, K Nolan; D Bastick, MD Macauley; P Flynn, B Cahill, B Cullen; A Brogan, D Connolly, B Brogan.