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Team News: Starting Teams Confirmed For Dublin, Carlow, Clare And Limerick

Allianz Football League Division 1, Croke Park, Dublin 4/3/2017 Dublin vs Mayo Dublin Manager Jim Gavin

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This Saturday sees Dublin begin the defence of their Leinster SFC against Carlow in Portlaoise.

Jim Gavin’s side begin will be heavy favourites to climb over Carlow, but will be wary of the threat posed by the Barrowsiders after their impressive victory against Carlow in the last round.

For Saturday’s clash at O’Moore Park, Gavin has made a total of six changes to that which started the league final defeat to Kerry in April, and the big news is that Con O’Callaghan is handed his first championship start at full-forward.

The Cuala man comes into the side along with Kevin McManamon, Paul Mannion, Niall Scully, Jack McCaffery and Jonny Cooper, while out go Bernard Brogan, Philly McMahon, Paddy Andrews, Ciaran Reddin, Darren Daly and Paul Flynn.

Carlow, understandably, have named an unchanged lineup as they look to continue their momentum.

In the Munster SHC semi-fnal between Limerick and Clare, meanwhile, five players are making their championship debuts for the former. Sean Finn, Kyle Hayes, David Dempsey and brothers Peter and Mike Casey all come in, as former under-21 manager John Kiely keeps the faith in the young charges from his old side.

Limerick Team:

1. Nickie Quaid (Effin)

2. Sean Finn (Bruff) 3. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock) 4. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh) 5. Dan Morrissey (Ahane) 6. Declan Hannon (Adare) 7. Seamus Hickey (Murroe/Boher)

8. Paul Browne (Bruff) 9. James Ryan (Garryspillane)

10. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh) 11. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh) 12. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell 13. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh) 14. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry) 15. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)

Subs: 16. Barry Hennessy (Kilmallock) 17. Richie English (Doon) 18. Gavin O Mahony (Kilmallock) 19. Tom Condon (Knockaderry) 20. Tom Morrissey (Ahane) 21. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell) 22. Pat Ryan (Doon) 23. Darragh O Donovan (Doon) 24. Barry Nash (South Liberties) 25. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen) 26. Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Quarter-Final, Pairc Ui Rinn, Ballintemple, Cork 2/4/2017 Cork vs Limerick Limerick Manager John Kiely
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Clare have also made several changes from their last outing, with Conor McGrath and Patrick O’Cnnor returning to the team and Shane O’Donnell also coming back into the fold.


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