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The big guns return for Dublin as McCarthy, O'Sullivan, Flynn and Brogan all start against Rossies

Jim Gavin has recalled some of his most trusted lieutenants.

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DUBLIN HAVE RAMPED up their championship preparations as a number of the more established star make their return to the starting 15.

Jim Gavin hands a first start of 2017 to Cian O’Sullivan, Paul Flynn and Bernard Brogan, while James McCarthy returns from an injury lay-off.

The Roscommon team sees the return of Diarmuid Murtagh, while Gary Patterson and Thomas Corcoran, who both made their first league starts last weekend, keep their places.

John McManus also returns from suspension for Kevin McStay’s men.


1. Darren O’Malley (Michael Glavey’s)

2. David Murray (Padraig Pearses)
3. Sean Mullooly (Strokestown)
4. Niall McInerney (St Brigid’s)

5. Sean McDermott (Western Gaels)
6. John Mc Manus (Roscommon Gaels)
7. Ronan Stack (St Brigid’s)

8. Thomas Corcoran (Strokestown)
9. Tadgh O’Rourke (Tulsk)

10. Gary Patterson (Michael Glavey’s)
11. Ciaráin Murtagh (C) (St Faithleachs)
12. Enda Smith (Boyle)

13. Donie Smith (Boyle)
14. Diarmuid Murtagh (St Faithleachs)
15. Conor Devaney (Kilbride)

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