Tuesday 22 May 2018

Ryan O'Dwyer returns for Dublin as Pat Gilroy makes five changes to face All-Ireland champions Galway

28 May 2017; Ryan O'Dwyer of Dublin during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Galway and Dublin at O'Connor Park, in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
28 May 2017; Ryan O'Dwyer of Dublin during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Galway and Dublin at O'Connor Park, in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Ryan O'Dwyer returns to the Dublin team for the first time since July 2017 as Pat Gilroy's side prepare to face Galway at Parnell Park this Sunday.

O'Dwyer hasn't featured for Dublin since the heavy qualifier defeat to Tipperary last summer, which was Ger Cunningham's final game in charge.

The Tipp native is one of five changes to the side who lost to Limerick by 12 points last Saturday night, with Ronan Hayes and Paul Winters joining O'Dwyer in the full forward line, Paul Crummey named at wing forward and Darren Kelly selected at midfield.

Niall McMorrow, Fergal Whitely, Cian Boland, Fiotan McGibb and Donal Burke drop out.

The game throws in at Parnell Park at 2pm on Sunday.

Dublin team to face Galway: Alan Nolan; Paddy Smyth, Bill O'Carroll, Eoghan O'Donnell; Shane Barrett, Chris Crummey, Darren Kelly; Tomas Connolly, Fiontan McGibb; Paul Crummey, Conal Keaney, Danny Sutcliffe; Ronan Hayes, Ryan O'Dwyer, Paul Winters.

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