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Two of Dublin's best young players to miss Cork and Down league games

Jim Gavin isn’t taking any risk with Jack McCaffrey and Paul Mannion.

Jack McCaffrey is out with a hamstring injury.
Jack McCaffrey is out with a hamstring injury.
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DUBLIN BOSS JIM Gavin will be without Jack McCaffrey and Paul Mannion for the next two Allianz League matches as the pair continue to nurse muscle injuries.

Both missed Saturday’s Division 1 victory over Monaghan at Croke Park and will be forced to sit out the forthcoming fixtures against Cork and Down as they continue to work their way back to full fitness.

McCaffrey sustained a hamstring injury during UCD’s Sigerson Cup final against DCU while Mannion picked a quad complaint in the same game.

“Particularly at this time of the year, we’re not going to force anything,” Gavin said.

“We’d like to have them around but we’re not going to force anything at the moment.”

Dublin have enjoyed a winning start to the league campaign, emerging from their three outings to date with three victories.

The All-Ireland winners welcome Cork to Croke Park this Saturday and then travel to Newry to face Down on Saturday 12 March.

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