Stephen Cluxton call may be Dublin’s last throw of the dice

'In championship matches, at the business end, having Stephen Cluxton between the posts remains an appealing psychological crutch option.' Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Dermot Crowe

One of the many astonished citizens informed last Sunday of Stephen Cluxton’s re-appearance first assumed the sighting had been at a local club match. ‘You’ll never guess who’s here?’ the text message read, before revealing all. Of even greater astonishment was how Dublin kept it watertight until he sauntered out for the warm-up against Louth in Croke Park.