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Dublin boss names four debutants for Westmeath clash

Updated: Friday, 31 May 2013 12:05 | Comments

Jack McCaffrey makes his maiden Championship appearance at Croke Park on Saturday
Jack McCaffrey makes his maiden Championship appearance at Croke Park on Saturday

Dublin boss Jim Gavin has named four debutants for Saturday's Leinster SFC quarter-final clash with Westmeath.

Paul Mannion has been rewarded for his strong league campaign and will make his first Championship start in the full-forward line.

The Kilmacud Crokes forward scored four points in Dublin's league final win over Tyrone in April.

Darren Daly, Jonny Cooper and Jack McCaffrey will also make their first Championship start in Dublin's defence.

Gavin's line-up includes 12 of the side that defeated Tyrone in April's league final victory.

Rory O'Carroll, Ciaran Kilkenny and Paul Flynn all return for the Saturday evening throw-in at Croke Park.

Dublin XV: S Cluxton; D Daly, R O’Carroll, J Cooper, J McCarthy, G Brennan, J McCaffrey, MD Macauley, C O’Sullivan, P Flynn, C Kilkenny, D Connolly, P Mannion, P Andrews, B Brogan.

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