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Jim Gavin Names Dublin Team For Eagerly-Anticipated Tyrone Clash

The second round of the Super 8s gets underway this weekend and supporters up and down the country will be hoping that what is on offer will be a vast improvement on what was dished up last week. 

With this weekend’s round of fixtures set to take place at provincial grounds around the country, there should be tighter games and a more exciting atmosphere.

In what is always a novelty in the Championship, the Dublin footballers hit the road this weekend where they will face off against Tyrone in Omagh with a throw-in time of 7 pm this evening.

Jim Gavin has named his starting fifteen for this evening’s clash and Jack McCaffery has not been named among the starters.

Brian Howard, James McCarthy, and Jonny Cooper have been named among the half-backs while Philly McMahon starts alongside Mick Fitzsimons and Cian O’Sullivan in the full-back line.

Dean Rock, Paul Mannion and Paddy Andrews start in the full forward line while Brian Fenton and Michael Darragh Macauley renew their partnership in midfield.

Niall Scully who scored two goals against Donegal is in the half-forwards alongside Ciaran Kilkenny and Con O’Callaghan;

Dublin (v Tyrone): Stephen Cluxton, Mick Fitzsimons, Cian O’Sullivan, Philly McMahon; Brian Howard, James McCarthy, Johnny Cooper; Brian Fenton, Michael D Macauley; Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny, Con O’Callaghan; Dean Rock, Paul Mannion, Paddy Andrews.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email seanmc@punditarena.com or on Twitter