Monday 20 November 2017

No Diarmuid Connolly - Jim Gavin keeps faith with starting XV from Tyrone win for All-Ireland final

Dublin manager Jim Gavin speaks with Diarmuid Connolly before his late introduction against Tyrone. Photo: RAMSEY CARDY/SPORTSFILE
Dublin manager Jim Gavin speaks with Diarmuid Connolly before his late introduction against Tyrone. Photo: RAMSEY CARDY/SPORTSFILE
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Dublin boss Jim Gavin has resisted the temptation of reinstating Diarmuid Connolly to his starting XV for tomorrow's All-Ireland final.

Gavin has stuck with the same line-up that took to the field against Mickey Harte's men three weeks ago.

This means that Niall Scully starts at half-forward ahead of Connolly and Paul Flynn, who scored three points after being introduced as a sub in the semi.

Stephen Rochford announced his Mayo team last night and it too was unchanged from their semi-final replay win over Kerry.

Dublin team to face Mayo:

1. Stephen Cluxton

2. Philly McMahon 3. Cian O'Sullivan 4. Michael Fitzsimons

5. Jonny Cooper 6. John Small 7. Jack McCaffrey

8. Brian Fenton 9. James McCarthy

10. Ciaran Kilkenny 11. Con O'Callaghan 12. Niall Scully

13. Paul Mannion 14. Paddy Andrews 15. Dean Rock

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