It is likely that Dublin’s top scorer, Alan McCrabbe, will return to full training this evening (Wednesday) ahead of Sunday’s showdown against Kilkenny. The Craobh Chiaráin player has been a doubt for the final since havaing to come off injured against Wexfiord in the semi-final.
Dublin’s chances of causing a major upset in the final against the Cats would be greatly enhanced by the availability of McCrabbe for this clash. A prolific free taker, he has shown his versatility by playing at mid-field, wing forward and corner forward for the Dubs. McCrabbe was forced to miss the recent NHL encounter between the sides due to illness.