Friday 20 April 2018

Jim Gavin names Dublin team to take on Mayo in League clash

Donegal’s Leo McLoone is tackled by Dublin’s Niall Scully. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Donegal’s Leo McLoone is tackled by Dublin’s Niall Scully. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Jim Gavin has named an unchanged Dublin team to face Mayo in tonight's Allianz League clash in Castlebar.

The same 15 that saw off Donegal by five points in Croke Park a fortnight will line out in McHale Park and that means no starting place for Diarmuid Connolly.

Andy Moran starts in the full forward line for Mayo.

The 2017 Footballer of the Year started in Mayo's only League victory of the campaign so far - a one-point win over Monaghan - and was a used sub in the defeat against Kerry and played no part in the Galway loss.

Moran is one of four changes made by Stephen Rochford with Rob Hennelly replacing David Clarke in goal while David Drake and Adam Gallagher also come in and Paddy Durcan, Conor Loftus and Cillian O'Connor (suspended) drop out.

Mayo (SF v Dublin): R Hennelly; C Crowe, G Cafferkey, E O’Donoghue; C Boyle, M Hall, D Drake; S Coen, J Gibbons; K McLoughlin, A O’Shea, D O’Connor; J Doherty, A Moran, A Gallagher.

Dublin: Stephen Cluxton; Eric Lowndes, Philly McMahon, David Byrne; James McCarthy, Jonny Cooper, John Small; Brian Fenton, Michael Darragh Macauley; Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny, Brian Howard; Paul Mannion, Paddy Andrews, Colm Basquel

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