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Dubs in demand - senior and U21 commitments will make hectic April for talented youngsters

It’s a busy time ahead for the Dubs.

Dublin U21 manager Dessie Farrell.
Dublin U21 manager Dessie Farrell.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

DUBLIN U21 BOSS Dessie Farrell will consult with his senior counterpart Jim Gavin as they try to plan the schedule for the county’s talented youngsters involved at both levels for the month of April.

Dublin’s success in Wednesday’s night’s Leinster U21 final puts them into an All-Ireland semi-final against the Ulster champions on April 19th.

But the senior side face Tyrone on Sunday and a victory could put them in a league semi-final on April 13th.

It all adds up a potentially hectic schedule for Dublin’s talented youngsters with senior panellists Cormac Costello and Shane Carthy both picking up injuries on Wednesday night.

David Byrne, Eric Lowndes, Jack McCaffrey and Paul Mannion are other Dublin senior panellists involved with the U21′s.

“We’re going to talk to senior management team and see what the situation is at this stage”, confirmed Farrell. “Cormac (Costello) came off with an injury which wouldn’t bode well for the weekend. I’m not sure how he’ll be in two weeks time.

“These guys have done a lot of work and the volume is right up there for a lot of fellas. Recovery is every bit as important as anything else. Cormac did his calf. He played last weekend, he’s had it tough.

“Look it, that’s the nature of the competition and we’ll guide it forward. Other teams and mentors would see this U21 competition as a distraction, that’s just the nature of it.”

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