Dublin and Kerry make two changes each for league final showdown

Jim Gavin has dropped Eric Lowndes and Rock for Cian O'Sullivan and Paul Mannion

BY Robbie Dunne 14:43 Saturday 23 April 2016, 14:43 23 Apr 2016

Dublin have drafted Cian O'Sullivan and Paul Mannion into their team to take on Kerry at headquarters tomorrow in the Division 1 final.

O'Sullivan, who has become one of the most versatile players in the country under Jim Gavin, will replace Eric Lowndes at centre-back while Gavin has opted to drop his top scorer in Dean Rock (1-35) in favour of the pacier Paul Mannion at corner-forward.

Kerry, on the other hand, welcome Bryan Sheehan and Berndan Kealy back to their team. Sheehan will replace Johnny Buckley in the half-forward line while Eamon Fitzmaurice has decided to start Brendan Kealy ahead of Brian Kelly in goals for the repeat of last year's All-Ireland final. 

Dublin team to face Kerry

1. Stephen Cluxton (Parnells)

2. Philly McMahon (Ballymun Kickhams)
3. Jonny Cooper (Na Fianna)
4. David Byrne (Naomh Olaf)

5. James McCarthy (Ballymun Kickhams)
6. Cian O’Sullivan (Kilmacud Crokes)
7. John Small (Ballymun Kickhams)

8. Brian Fenton (Raheny)
9. Denis Bastick (Templeogue Synge Street)

10. Paul Flynn (Fingalians)
11. Paddy Andrews (St Brigids)
12. Ciaran Kilkenny (Castleknock)

13. Paul Mannion (Kilmacud Crokes)
14. Diarmuid Connolly (St Vincent’s)
15. Bernard Brogan (St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh)

Kerry team to face Dublin

1. Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin)

2. Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht)
3. Mark Griffin (St Michaels/Foilmore)
4. Shane Enright (Tarbert)

5. Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers)
6. Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore)
7. Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes)

8. Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks)
9. David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys)

10. Bryan Sheehan (St Marys, captain)
11. Paul Murphy (Rathmore)
12. Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane)

13. Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar)
14. Colm Cooper (Dr Crokes)
15. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)


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