Monday 19 March 2018

Dublin's Paul Mannion gets the nod to start against Kerry after impressive Donegal cameo

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Dublin manager Jim Gavin has named Paul Mannion at centre-forward for tomorrow's mouthwatering All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry.

Mannion was sprung from the bench in the quarter-final triumph over Donegal and scored 1-1.

Kevin McManamon and Paddy Andrews are the unlucky pair to miss out, with Ciaran Kilkenny resuming his role in the half-forward line and James McCarthy starting at wing back.

Denis Bastick replaces Michael Darragh Macauley in midfield.

Kerry named their starting XI on Friday. Eamonn Fitzmaurice makes just one change to the side that beat Clare in the quarter-final, with Colm Cooper coming in for Darran O'Sullivan.

Dublin: Stephen Cluxton; Philly McMahon, Jonny Cooper, David Byrne; James McCarthy, Cian O'Sullivan, John Small; Denis Bastick, Brian Fenton; Paul Flynn, Paul Mannion, Ciaran Kilkenny; Dean Rock, Diarmuid Connolly, Bernard Brogan

Kerry: Brian Kelly; Shane Enright, Mark Griffin, Killian Young (c); Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Peter Crowley, Tadhg Morley; Kieran Donaghy, David Moran; Paul Murphy, Colm Cooper, Donnchadh Walsh; Stephen O’Brien, Paul Geaney, James O’Donoghue .

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