Jim Gavin keeps faith with starting XV for Mayo trip

Dublin look to make it two wins from two in the league when they line out in Castlebar tonight.

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DUBLIN MANAGER JIM Gavin has decided not to tinker with a winning formula and has named an unchanged side to take on Mayo in Castlebar tonight.

Dublin got their National League campaign off to the perfect start with a six-point win against Kerry at Croke Park last weekend.

And Gavin has backed the same side to produce the goods again when they renew their rivalry against Mayo.

It will be their 11th Allianz League and Championship meeting in five years, there have been two draws in the past 10 meetings while Dublin have won six of the contests to Mayo’s two.

The action gets under way at 7pm.

DUBLIN (SF v Mayo)

Stephen Cluxton (Parnells)

Jonny Cooper (Na Fianna)
Michael Fitzsimons (Cuala)
David Byrne (Nh Olaf)

James McCarthy (Ballymun Kickhams)
John Small (Ballymun Kickhams)
Davey Byrne (Ballymun Kickhams)

Cian O’Sullivan (Kilmacud Crokes)
Denis Bastick (Templeogue Synge St)

Tomás Brady (Na Fianna)
Diarmuid Connolly (St Vincent’s)
Ciaran Kilkenny (Castleknock)

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

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