David OCallaghan has been ruled out of the Dubs Walsh Cup clash with All-Ireland champions, Kilkenny, in Parnell Park this Sunday (2.0). The St Marks sharpshooter is sidelined with a hamstring strain.
Manager Anthony Daly hands senior debut starts to three players – Shane Durkin, Tommy Sommers and Liam Rushe. Alan McCrabbe will make his Dublin return at midfield beside Durkin in a very youthful partnership while Shane Martin, also returning to the senior team, will operate at full-forward flanked by Peadar Carton and Liam Rushe.
Apart from OCallaghan some of the players that the Dublin management had to plan without were Oisin Gough, Joey Boland (both Cup-tied with UCD), Ross and Rory OCarroll (Kilmacud Crokes senior footballers preparations for All-Ireland semi-final), Ronan Fallon, Gary Maguire, David Curtin, John McCaffrey (all away).
DUBLIN (SH v Kilkenny):
———- A Nolan ———–
N Corcoran – K Ryan – P Brennan
S Hiney – T Brady – M Carton
– A McCrabbe – S Durkin
T Sommers – L Ryan – J Kelly
P Carton – S Martin – L Rushe