Monday 11 December 2017

Gilroy wary of complacency

Liam Kelly

Liam Kelly

DUBLIN manager Pat Gilroy has warned his players not to slack off in their last league match at Pearse Stadium, Galway, tomorrow.

The unbeaten Dubs are already in the final on April 24 and, despite naming a team with five changes from last Saturday's victory over Down, Gilroy won't tolerate a go-easy approach.

"We've only got two games before we're going to pick a panel for the championship. If somebody is complacent in that sort of scenario they might end up in the wrong place. In fairness, I don't see it (complacency) in training this week.

"We've only two games more before the championship, so people are keen to impress," he said.

Stephen Cluxton is replaced by reserve 'keeper Michael Savage as Gilroy wants Savage to get competitive match action before the championship.

Paul Casey takes over in the half-back line from Darragh Nelson, while Sean Murray comes in at midfield having featured at full-back earlier in the campaign.

Pat Burke is at centre forward, and Bernard Brogan starts after coming on as a sub last Saturday.

The team includes three Brogan brothers -- Paul at full-back and Bernard and Alan in the full-forward line.

Dublin (SF v Galway) -- M Savage; P McMahon, P Brogan, N Devereux; P Casey, G Brennan, K Nolan; D Bastick, S Murray; P Flynn, P Burke, B Cullen; B Brogan, D Connolly, A Brogan.

Irish Independent

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