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Relief for Gilroy as Dublin's walking wounded recover


Pat Gilroy. Photo: Sportsfile

Pat Gilroy. Photo: Sportsfile

Pat Gilroy. Photo: Sportsfile

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy can declare almost a full hand for the first time this season, with Paul Brogan the only injury concern ahead of Sunday's Leinster championship clash with Louth.

Dublin carried a long list of injuries and suspensions through the league but an eight-week break since their last game has allowed the walking wounded time to heal.

"We could have played the injured players earlier, but we said 'no, let's try to get them fully recovered'," said Gilroy yesterday.

Dublin's game with Louth has been put back to 4.30 because of the Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band's 150-year commemorations.

Meanwhile, the GAA has confirmed that the new rule that governs the square ball is now applicable at all club games.

Irish Independent