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Rory O’Connor backs Davy Fitzgerald as the right man to build for success. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Rory O’Connor backs Davy Fitzgerald as the right man to build for success. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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Rory O’Connor backs Davy Fitzgerald as the right man to build for success. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Dublin manager Mattie Kenny has shown his hand for Saturday night's National Hurling League curtain-raiser against Wexford (5pm), making three changes from the team that eventually overwhelmed Carlow last weekend.

Goalkeeper Seán Brennan, Cian O'Callaghan and Davy Keogh (primed for his full league debut after two eye-catching cameos) are listed to start. The trio making way are Alan Nolan, Shane Barrett and Mark Schutte.

Davy Fitzgerald has recalled two of his marquee stars – All Star midfielder Diarmuid O'Keeffe and attacking ace Rory O’Connor – for their Croke Park date with the Dubs.

O'Keeffe and O’Connor both made telling contributions off the bench last Sunday as Wexford overcame Kilkenny and the elements in thrilling fashion. A third sub on the day, Michael Dwyer, is named at full-forward.

DUBLIN (SH v Wexford): S Brennan; P Smyth, E O'Donnell, J Madden; C O'Callaghan, D Gray, S Moran; C Crummey, J Malone; D Burke, R McBride, J Hetherton; O O'Rorke, R Hayes, D Keogh.

WEXFORD (SH): M Fanning; C Firman, L Ryan, Joe O’Connor; D Reck, P Foley, S Murphy; K Foley, D O’Keeffe; A Rochford, A Nolan, Jack O’Connor; P Morris, M Dwyer, R O’Connor.

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