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New Dubs blueprint
By Conor McKeon
Wednesday June 03 2009
PAT Gilroy has taken last year’s Dublin championship team sheet and shredded it completely in naming the first summer side of his managerial reign for Sunday’s Croker clash with old rivals Meath.
There are a whopping eight changes from the team which flopped out of last year’s championship to Tyrone, with four championship debutants included in Gilroy’s maiden Leinster SFC line-up.
Dennis Bastick and Alan Hubbard will make their first summer starts in blue in the full-back line alongside experienced campaigner David Henry. Ger Brennan, who played a minor role in the 2007 championship from the bench, is named on a championship Dublin team sheet for the first time at centre-half back, while Kilmacud Crokes’ Mark Davoren will make his bow at full-forward.
Gone from the team is midfield stalwart Ciarn Whelan, Dublin’s only current All Star Shane Ryan, and the panel’s sole All-Ireland medalist, Jason Sherlock.
Another notable absentee from the 2008 team is Bryan Cullen, while in attack Kevin Bonner, Toms Quinn and Diarmuid Connolly have all been jettisoned from the starting ranks. The eighth player from last year’s side not to feature is Colin Moran, who has since retired through injury.
There are also a couple of notable positional switches, with Ross McConnell starting in midfield alongside Darren Magee following a two-year stint at full-back. Paul Griffin, who captains the side, is also on the move after being named at right-half back.
Paddy Andrews has made a late surge to nail down the centre-forward spot alongside Fingallians’ Paul Flynn and Bernard Brogan. Andrews started last season’s championship opener against Louth but lost his place to Flynn for the Westmeath match.
Meanwhile, Toms Quinn could be struggling to even make the bench for Sunday after badly spraining an ankle last week.
DUBLIN (SF v Meath): S Cluxton; D Henry, D Bastick, A Hubbard; P Griffin, G Brennan, B Cahill; R McConnell, D Magee; P Flynn, P Andrews, B Brogan; C Keaney, M Davoren, A Brogan.