Three changes to minor hurling team for Leinster semi-final
There are three changes in personnel to the Dublin minor hurling team for Saturday’s Electric Ireland Leinster MHC semi-final against Wexford in Parnell Park (12.30).
The Dubs concluded their Tier 1 group phase with a draw against the Slaneysiders in Bellefield, Enniscorthy on Saturday, May 11 to book their semi-final berth.
Since then Wexford have progressed to the provincial last-four after defeating Laois last weekend in their quarter-final.
The young Dubs looked set for a victory over Wexford last time out when leading by nine points entering the concluding ten minutes but a stirring comeback saw the Slaneysiders earn a draw in a dramatic finish when scoring an unanswered 2-3.
The draw though was still enough for Dublin to advance to the provincial semi-finals, the Dubs edging out Wexford on scoring difference.
For this Saturday’s clash Adam Waddick and Finn O Mhurchu come into the Dublin half-back line with Joe Flannagan forming a new midfield partnership with Colm Walsh.
In one positional switch Ryan Malone has been selected at left-half-forward having started the last game at wing-back.
Adam Waddick played in Dublin’s opening two group games against Kilkenny and Offaly while Joe Flannagan came on as a substitute against both Kilkenny and Wexford.
Kildare host Kilkenny in Saturday’s other Leinster MHC semi-final in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge (1.0).
DUBLIN (MHC v Wexford)
1 EOIN O’CONNOR Fingallians
2 CONOR BURKE St Mark’s
3 DAVY CROWE Kilmacud Crokes
4 TOMMY O’BRIEN Clontarf
5 ADAM WADDICK Thomas Davis
6 FINN O MHURCHU Nh Olaf
7 CIAN O CATHASAIGH Kilmacud Crokes
8 JOE FLANNAGAN Nh Barrog
9 COLM WALSH Lucan Sarsfields
10 BEN McSWEENEY St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh
11 CONOR MURRAY Castlenock
12 RYAN MALONE Cuala
13 DARA PURCELL Kilmacud Crokes
14 LUKE SWAN Castlenock
15 BRENDAN SCANLON Kilmacud Crokes
16 Aaron Lacey Fingallians
17 Charlie Keher Lucan Sarsfields
18 Conall O Tuathaill Cuala
19 Aindriu Mac Aogain Clontarf
20 James O’Brien Faughs
21 Evin Dowling Lucan Sarsfields
22 Adam Drewett Commercials
23 Darragh Kenny Ballyboden St Enda’s
24 Liam Smith Ballinteer St John’s