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Open Thread: Should Jim Gavin start Diarmuid Connolly against Tyrone on Sunday?

Connolly’s 12-week ban runs out on Saturday night.

DIARMUID CONNOLLY’S 12-week suspension runs out on Saturday night, and he’s in the running to start in Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Tyrone

Diarmuid Connolly

Jim Gavin faces a big decision ahead of the showdown: does he pitch in Connolly from the outset or hold him in reserve until the second-half?

The St Vincent’s man has been training away all summer but he might be a little rusty having not played any championship football since the Leinster quarter-final against Carlow.

Dublin fans with a Diarmuid Connolly flag Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Naming Connolly in his starting 15 would provide the All-Ireland champions with a shooter from the perimeter which is an invaluable asset against Tyrone, but introducing him as a substitute with 15 minutes to go would electrify the crowd down the home straight.

What’s the right call for Dublin? Let us know in the comments section below.

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