The Dublin selectors have made three changes for the All-Ireland quarter-final against Limerick. in Semple Stadium on Sunday. Maurice O’Brien, Ross O’Carroll and Dave Sweeney come in for the injured Oisín Gough, Shane Durkan and Kevin Flynn.
Team captain, Stephen Hiney , switches from the wing back position to corner back and former Limerick player, Maurice O’Brien, will take his place in the half-back line. In the attack, Ross O’ Carroll replaces Shane Durkin to make his first start in the championship having come on as a sub against Kilkenny in the Leinster final. Dave Sweeney, who also appeared as a substitute in that game, gets the nod ahead of Kevin Flynn.
Anthony Daly and his management team were able to include fit again Liam Rushe in the full-forward position after an injury scare incurred at training last week. Ronan Fallon will start the game on the bench after only returning to full training in the past three weeks following a foot injury. No doubt, Daly will call upon the influential St Vincent’s player during what is expected to be a very close game at the Thurles venue.
Dublin (v Limerick): Garry Maguire, Niall Corcoran, Tomás Brady, Stephen Hiney, Maurice O’Brien, Joey Boland, Michael Carton, Johnny McCaffrey, Alan McCrabbe, Ross O’Carroll, Liam Ryan, Dave Sweeney, David O’Callaghan, Liam Rushe, David Treacy.