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Jim Gavin sticks to his guns as Dublin side named for Mayo showdown

As they chase three-in-a-row, here’s the Dublin team named to start tomorrow’s All-Ireland final.

Dublin manager Jim Gavin.
Dublin manager Jim Gavin.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

JIM GAVIN HAS opted to keep the faith with his starting side to face Mayo in the All-Ireland senior football final tomorrow [throw-in 3.30pm, live on RTÉ and Sky Sports].

As they eye a third title in succession, the reigning champions have named the same fifteen players to line out in Croke Park that started against Tyrone the last day.

Gavin has opted to hold Diarmuid Connolly in reserve, the St Vincent’s man made his return in the dying minutes of the semi-final.

Niall Scully — who was named as a late change three weeks ago for Eric Lowndes — has retained his starting position, wearing the number 12 jersey.

Stephen Rochford has also named an unchanged Mayo side.

Here’s how the Sky Blues are set to start.


1. Stephen Cluxton (Parnells)

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

5. Jonny Cooper (Na Fianna)
6. John Small (Ballymun Kickhams)
7. Jack McCaffrey (Clontarf)

8. Brian Fenton (Raheny)
9. James McCarthy (Ballymun Kickhams)

10. Ciarán Kilkenny (Castleknock)
11. Con O’Callaghan (Cuala)
12. Niall Scully (Templeogue)

13. Paul Mannion (Kilmacud Crokes)
14. Paddy Andrews (St Brigid’s)
15. Dean Rock (Ballymun Kickhams)

A list of substitutes has not been released.

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