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James McCarthy returns as Dublin make four changes for Cork clash

Cormac Costello is back from illness and Sean George from suspension.

DUBLIN BOSS JIM Gavin has made four changes to the side who defeated Longford a fortnight ago for Saturday night’s National Football League tussle with Cork at Croke Park.

James McCarthy is the most notable name introduced, the Ballymun Kickhams man making his first appearance of the year at centre back with Cian O’Sullivan pushed forward into midfield at the expense of Shane Carthy.

Sean George comes back in behind McCarthy, forcing Darragh Nelson out of the starting frame.

There are two changes among the forwards as Paul Mannion and Eoghan O’Gara lose out in a reshuffled attack which included Bryan Cullen  and Cormac Costello at corner forward.

Dublin (v Cork): Stephen Cluxton (Parnells); Philly McMahon (Ballymun Kickhams), Sean George (Ballymun Kickhams), Michael Fitzsimons (Cuala); Eric Lowndes (St Peregrines), James McCarthy (Ballymun Kickhams), Jonny Cooper (Na Fianna); Cian O’Sullivan (Kilmacud Crokes), Michael Dara Macauley (Ballyboden St Enda’s); Paul Flynn (Fingallians), Ciaran Kilkenny (Castleknock). Bryan Cullen (Skerries Harps); Kevin McManamon (St Judes), Ciaran Reddin (St Maurs), Cormac Costello (Whitehall Colmcille).

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