DUBLIN (SHC v Galway):
GALWAY (v Dublin)
1 James Skehill
2 Fergal Moore
3 Kevin Hynes
4 Johnny Coen
5 David Collins
6 Shane Kavanagh
7 Joseph Cooney
8 Iarla Tannian
9 James Regan
10 David Burke
11 Conor Cooney
12 Cyril Donnellan
13 David Glennon
14 Joe Canning
15 Niall Burke
GALWAY V DUBLIN, CROKE PARK, SUNDAY 4.00pm
This will be only their third meeting in championship history with Dublin having won all three previous clashes. They were 2-4 to 2-2 winners in the 1941 All-Ireland semi-final and 5-3 to 2-6 winners in the 1924 final.
However, all the interest regarding next Sunday’s game will focus on their most recent clash in 2011 when Dublin beat Galway in a Leinster semi-final tie by 0-19 to 2-7 in Tullamore.
Galway are the defending Leinster champions and will be appearing in the final for the third time in five seasons. They lost to Kilkenny in 2010 and beat the Black and Amber with a spectacular performance last year.
Dublin, who lost Leinster finals to Kilkenny in 2009 and 2011, are seeking their first provincial crown since 1961 and their 24th in all. Their previous 23 wins came as follows: 1889-92-94-96-1902-06-08-17-19-20-21-24-27-28-30-34-38-41-42-44-48-52-61.
This will be Dublin’s fifth game in this year’s championship while Galway will be having their second.
How they got here….
Dublin 1-17 Wexford 1-17 (Leinster quarter-final)
Dublin 1-17 Wexford 0-12 (Leinster quarter-final) Replay
Dublin 0-17 Kilkenny 1-14 (Leinster semi-final)
Dublin 1-16 Kilkenny 0-16 (Leinster semi-final) Replay
Galway 2-17 Laois 1-13 (Leinster semi-final)
Last Championship Clash…
Dublin 0-19 Galway 2-7 (Leinster semi-final, 18 June 2011, Tullamore)
An early goal by Joe Canning gave Galway the edge before Dublin shot a string of points and led by 0-12 to 1-2 at half-time. They were 0-18 to 1-6 clear at the three-quarter mark and while Galway cut the deficit to five points after 58th minutes, they failed to score again and Dublin ran out six point winners. Paul Ryan scored 0-13 of Dublin’s total.
Dublin: G Maguire; N Corcoran, T Brady, O Gough; J McCaffrey, P Kelly, S Durkin; L Rushe, C Keaney (0-3); C McCormack, A McCrabbe, R O’Dwyer; David ‘Dotsy’ O’Callaghan (0-2), P Carton, P Ryan (0-13, 0-11 frees). Subs: S Lambert for Brady; D Plunkett for Carton; D Treacy for McCormack, M O’Brien for McCrabbe, D O’Dwyer for Treacy.
Galway: J Skehill; D Joyce, D Collins, F Moore; S Kavanagh, T Og Regan, A Cullinane; D Burke, B Daly; J Gantley (1-3), C Donnellan, E Ryan; D Hayes, J Canning (1-3, 0-2 frees), A Callanan. Subs: A Kerins (0-1) for Ryan, D Barry for Daly, K Hynes for Burke, A Harte for Hayes, J Coen for Callanan.