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McCarthy has been named in midfield in a straight swap with Dias. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

McCarthy has been named in midfield in a straight swap with Dias. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

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McCarthy has been named in midfield in a straight swap with Dias. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

James McCarthy and Philly McMahon have been recalled to the Dublin team to face Tyrone in Omagh this evening (7.15).

McCarthy, who captained Dublin in their first three games of this year's competition, was named in the side to face Donegal last Saturday but his spot in the team went to surprise inclusion Craig Dias.

The Kilmacud Crokes man played his first senior inter-county match in eight years having been added to Dessie Farrell's squad just 10 days earlier.

McCarthy has been named in midfield in a straight swap with Dias, while McMahon is an indirect replacement for Kevin McManamon.

There are three changes to the Kerry team for this evening's clash with Mayo in Castlebar, although the fixture is under review due to the hazardous weather conditions expected to hit the country today.

Decision

A statement from the Mayo County Board last night revealed a decision would be made in conjunction with Croke Park this morning over whether the game - fixed for 7.15pm and scheduled to be screened live on RTÉ and Eir - will go ahead.

Shane Ryan returns to the No 1 jersey in the named Kerry team while Diarmuid O'Connor is selected in midfield in place of Liam Kearney.

Dara Moynihan takes the place of David Shaw in attack from the side that started against Meath in Killarney last Sunday.

In hurling, Brian McGrath will make his Tipperary senior debut alongside brothers, Noel and John, after he was named in Liam Sheedy's team to take on Waterford tomorrow (2.0).

McGrath, an All-Ireland Under-21 winner in 2018 under current Déise boss Liam Cahill, is one of two newcomers to the Tipp team, with Dillon Quirke named at corner-forward.

Meanwhile, Joe Canning is back in the Galway team for tomorrow's visit of Cork to Pearse Stadium (2.0).

The talismanic Portumna man missed Galway's recent one-point defeat to Waterford in Walsh Park.

He takes the place of Tadhg Haran in the Tribesmen's attack. TEAMS IN FACTFILE, P23

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