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Sutcliffe in for Dublin

DANNY Sutcliffe has been named to start in Dublin's team for tomorrow's Leinster SHC final showdown with Kilkenny in Croke Park (4.0).

The All Star wing-forward missed the win over Wexford in the semi-final with a broken bone in his hand and just this week manager Anthony Daly appeared skeptical about the extent of Sutliffe's potential involvement against Kilkenny, despite returning to training last week.

However, Sutcliffe is included at his customary wing-forward spot in what is the only change from the team that started against Wexford.


Indirectly, he replaces Mark Schutte, who dislocated his shoulder and was subbed after just eight minutes last time out, with Paul Ryan - who scored three points from play after replacing Schutte - again held in reserve.

Meanwhile, Brian Cody has made three changes to the team that beat Galway in a replay in Offaly last Saturday.

David Herity replaced the injured Eoin Murphy in goal, Walter Walsh comes in for Tommy Walsh and John Power replaces Aidan Fogarty.

DUBLIN (SH v Kilkenny): A Nolan; S Durkin, P Kelly, P Schutte; S Hiney, L Rushe, M Carton; J Boland, J McCaffrey; R O'Dwyer, A McCrabbe, D Sutcliffe; C Keaney, D O'Callaghan, C Cronin.

KILKENNY: D Herity; P Murphy, JJ Delaney, J Tyrrell; J Holden, B Hogan, C Buckley; R Hogan, C Fogarty; W Walsh, P Walsh, TJ Reid; C Fennelly, E Larkin, J Power.