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Dublin: 3°C Thursday 15 April 2021

Two changes for Dublin but Monaghan unchanged ahead of quarter-final

The pair go head to head in Croke Park on Saturday.

Eoghan O'Gara has been named to start on Saturday evening.
Eoghan O'Gara has been named to start on Saturday evening.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

DUBLIN HAVE MADE two changes to the XV that started their Leinster final win over Meath as they prepare to take on Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final at Croke Park on Saturday evening.

Na Fianna’s Jonny Cooper comes into the half-back line while Eoghan O’Gara is named at full forward in place of Kilmacud Crokes’ Paul Mannion.

Mannion was replaced by Cormac Costello at half-time in the Leinster final while O’Gara bagged 1-1 following his 49th minute introduction.

Malachy O’Rourke, however, has kept faith with the same players that started Monaghan’s extra-time win over Kildare last weekend.

Throw in on Saturday is 6pm.

1. Stephen Cluxton (Parnells)

2. Michael Fitzsimons (Cuala)
3. Rory O’Carroll (Kilmacud Crokes)
4. Philly McMahon (Ballymun Kickhams)

5. James McCarthy (Ballymun Kickhams)
6. Jonny Cooper (Na Fianna)
7. Nicky Devereux (Ballinteer St John’s)

8. Michael Darragh Macauley (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
9. Cian O’Sullivan (Kilmacud Crokes)

10. Paul Flynn (Fingallians)
11. Kevin McManamon (St Jude’s)
12. Diarmuid Connolly (St Vincent’s)

13. Alan Brogan (Oliver Plunkett’s / Eoghan Rua)
14. Eoghan O’Gara (Templeogue Synge Street)
15. Bernard Brogan (Oliver Plunkett’s / Eoghan Rua)

1. Rory Beggan (Scotstown)

2. Conor Boyle (Clontibret)
3. Drew Wylie (Ballybay)
4. Colin Walshe (Doohamlet)

5. Dessie Mone (Clontibret)
6. Vinny Corey (Clontibret)
7. Fintan Kelly (Clones)

8. Dick Clerkin (Currin)
9. Darren Hughes (Scotstown)

10. Paudie Mc Kenna (Truagh Gaels)
11. Paul Finlay (Ballybay)
12. Kieran Hughes (Scotstown)

13. Thomas Kerr (Ballybay)
14. Chris McGuinness (Ballybay)
15. Conor McManus (Clontibret)

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