Dublin have mixed the tried and trusted with a few emerging faces in their team for Sunday’s Walsh Cup senior hurling final against Kilkenny in Parnell Park (2.0).
Owing to injuries and several players being college-tied Dublin have revamped their team from that which played against Waterford and Tipp in the Allianz NHL for Sunday’s contest with last year’s All-Ireland runners-up.
Cuala’s John Sheanon and Na Fianna’s Martin Quilty come into the half-back line while Conor Clinton will partner John McCaffrey at midfield. Up front Daire Plunkett comes into the starting 15 at left full-forward while his St Brigid’s club-mate Alan Nolan replaces Gary Maguire in goals.
DUBLIN (SH v Kilkenny)
1 Alan Nolan (St Brigid’s)
2 Ruairí Trainor (St Vincent’s)
3 Joey Boland (Na Fianna)
4 Niall Corcoran (Kilmacud Crokes)
5 John Sheanon (Cuala)
6 Martin Quilty (Na Fianna)
7 Shane Durkin (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
8 John McCaffrey (Lucan Sarsfields)
9 Conor Clinton (Kilmacud Crokes)
10 Shane Ryan (Nh Mearnóg)
11 Liam Ryan (O’Toole’s)
12 Conor McCormack (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
13 Declan O’Dwyer (Nh Olaf)
14 Ryan O’Dwyer (Kilmacud Crokes)
15 Daire Plunkett (St Brigid’s)
Gary Maguire (Ballyboden St Enda’s), David O’Callaghan (St Mark’s), Peadar Carton (O’Toole’s), Conal Keaney (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Tomás Brady (Na Fianna), Liam Rushe (St Pat’s, Palmerstown).