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Dublin make one change for All-Ireland final while Galway keep semi-final goalscorer on the bench

The sides meet tomorrow at O’Connor Park in Tullamore.

DUBLIN HAVE MADE just the one change for tomorrow’s EirGrid All-Ireland U21 football final against Galway, while the Tribesmen have named an unchanged side.

pjimage (3) Declan Monaghan returns for Dublin with Colin Brady on the bench for Galway. Source: INPHO

Declan Monaghan comes back into the Dublin team at wing-back after the Clontarf man missed the semi-final win over Donegal due to injury.

Darren Gavin, who deputised in place of Monaghan for that match, drops out of the starting side for the game at O’Connor Park.

Galway have kept faith with the team that stunned Kerry in their semi-final tie in Ennis, which means second-half goalscorer Colin Brady must be satisfied with a place on the bench again.

Brady came on in that game in Cusack Park and struck the second goal that killed off the Kingdom challenge.

Galway players celebrate Galway players celebrate their All-Ireland U21 final victory. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

There are seven players who started last year in the Tullamore venue for the All-Ireland semi-final loss against Mayo – Cillian O’Shea, Seán McMahon, Andy Foley, Brian Howard, Glenn O’Reilly, Colm Basquel and Con O’Callaghan. Monaghan and Eoin Murchan came on as substitutes in that match.

Throw-in tomorrow evening is 5pm.

Dessie Farrell Dublin U21 football boss Dessie Farrell Source: Presseye/Philip Magowan/INPHO


1. Evan Comerford (Ballymun Kickhams)

2. Darren Byrne (Raheny)
3. Cillian O’Shea (Kilmacud Crokes)
4. Eoin Murchan (Na Fianna)

5. Declan Monaghan (Clontarf)
6. Seán McMahon (Raheny)
7. Cian Murphy (Thomas Davis)

8. Andy Foley (Clontarf)
9. Brian Howard (Raheny)

10. Tom Fox (Kilmacud Crokes)
11. Aaron Byrne (Na Fianna)
12. Glenn O’Reilly (Na Fianna)

13. Colm Basquel (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
14. Con O’Callaghan (Cuala)
15. Dan O’Brien (Kilmacud Crokes)


1. Ronan Ó Beoláin (Mícheál Breathnach)

2. Liam Kelly (An Spidéal)
3. Sean Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Leitir Mor)
4. Ruairi Greene (Killannin)

5. Kieran Molloy (Corofin)
6. Dylan McHugh (Corofin)
7. Cillian McDaid (Monivea-Abbey)

8. Peter Cooke (Moycullen)
9. Cein D’Arcy (Caherlistrane)

10. Sean Kelly (Moycullen)
11. Michael Daly (Mountbellew-Moylough)
12. Paul Mannion (Kilconly)

13. Robert Finnerty (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
14. Eoin Finnerty (Mountbellew-Moylough)
15. Dessie Conneely (Moycullen)

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