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Flynn the only doubt, as Dublin prepare to name unchanged team

Pat Gilroy will confirm his side’s starting line-up after the team train this evening.

Flynn is reportedly optimistic of his chances of starting in Sunday's game.
Flynn is reportedly optimistic of his chances of starting in Sunday's game.

DUBLIN ARE SWEATING on the fitness of Paul Flynn ahead of their All-Ireland decider with Kerry on Sunday.

The Irish Daily Mail (print edition) reports that the player pulled up in training on Saturday, after initially suffering a hamstring tear in their semi-final match with Donegal.

Flynn is expected to be named in Dublin’s starting line-up this evening, and Pat Gilroy will leave it until the last minute to decide whether or not he should play, with Kevin McManamon waiting to come in if Flynn isn’t given the go-ahead.

McManamon would hardly represent much of a step down for Dublin, given that he has played an instrumental role in some of their games this season, scoring the all-important goal in the Leinster semi-final match with Kildare.

There are no other major injury concerns for Dublin, who are expected to name an unchanged line-up for the final.

Pat Gilroy’s men are in confident mood ahead of the game, with Bernard Brogan writing in his Hill16.ie blog that they are “ten times better” now than when they faced Kerry in 2009.

Meanwhile, Kerry named an unchanged starting line-up on Tuesday, which meant ex-Footballer of the Year Paul Galvin had to be content with a place on the bench.

For more information, read the Irish Daily Mail (print edition)>

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