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GAA Digest: Bernard Brogan to start for Dublin

Updated: Friday, 25 Apr 2014 22:50 | Comments

Bernard Brogan starts in the full-forward line for Dublin Aidan McAlynn will start for Derry against Dublin Cavan will look to make it back-to-back wins over Roscommon in this year's league.
Bernard Brogan starts in the full-forward line for Dublin Aidan McAlynn will start for Derry against Dublin Cavan will look to make it back-to-back wins over Roscommon in this year's league.

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has made three changes to his side for Sunday's Allianz Football League Division 1 final with Derry.

There is a first start of the year for Bernard Brogan in the full-forward line, Eoghan O'Gara also returns to the attack and Cian O'Sullivan comes into midfield.

The players to lose out are Kevin McManamon, Jason Whelan and Declan O'Mahony.

DUBLIN: S Cluxton; P McMahon, R O'Carroll, J Cooper; J McCarthy, N Devereux, K Nolan; M Dara Macauley, C O'Sullivan; P Flynn, P Andrews, D Connolly; A Brogan, E O'Gara, B Brogan.

The Derry team for Sunday's Allianz Football League Division 1 final against Dublin at Croke Park shows one change from the semi-final win over Mayo.
 
Sean Leo McGoldrick, who had been a doubt with a knee injury sustained in a club match last week hasn't recovered in time, and his place in the half-back line goes to Aidan McAlynn.

DERRY: T Mallon; O Duffy, C McKaigue, D McBride; K Johnson, G O'Kane, A McAlynn; F Doherty, P Bradley; E Lynn, M Lynch (capt) C McFaul; B Heron, E McGuckin, C O'Boyle.

All Star Colin Walshe is a notable absentee for Monaghan when they face Donegal at GAA HQ on Sunday.

Walsh aggravated a hamstring injury, while playing for his club, and his place at corner back goes to Kieran Duffy.

Owen Duffy has recovered from a back injury and will partner Paul finaly in midfield

MONAGHAN: R Beggan; K Duffy, D Wylie, F Kelly; D Mone, V Corey, K O'Connell; O Lennon, P Finlay; K Hughes, S Gollogly, C McGuinness; D Malone, J McCarron, C McManus.

Donegal welcome back Ryan McHugh and Paddy McBrearty.

Neil Gallagher and Dermot Molloy are the players to make way in the forward division.

Martin McElhinney switches to midfield where he will partner Rory Kavanagh

DONEGAL: P Durcan; E McGee, N McGee, K Lacey; F McGlynn, L McLoone, A Thompson; R Kavanagh, M McElhinney; C Toye, R McHugh, O MacNiallais; C McFadden, M Murphy, P McBrearty.

Cavan have named a strong starting XV to face Roscommon in Saturday's Allianz Football League Division 3 final at Croke Park.

Gearoid McKiernan is named in midfield and Eugene Keating in the full-forward line, both of whom missed some of this season's league.

Cavan defeated Saturday's rivals in Round 5 of the league on a 0-14 to 1-08 scoreline on 29 March.

CAVAN: C Gilsenan; J Hayes, R Dunne, F Flanagan; J McEnroe, A Clarke, D O'Reilly; G McKiernan, K Brady; C Mackey, N McDermott, M Riley; J Brady, M Dunne, E Keating.

ROSCOMMON: D O'Malley; S McDermott, N Carty, N Collins; D Keenan, N Daly, C Cafferkey; C Shine, K Higgins; D O'Gara, D Shine, D Donnelly; S Kilbride, C Cregg, C Murtagh.  

The Tipperary team to play Clare in Saturday's Division 4 decider shows six changes from the side which lost to Wicklow in their last league game.

Under-21 players Steven O'Brien, Ian Fahey and Michael Quinlvan return to the team along with veterans Paul Fitzgerald, Andrew Morrissey and George Hannigan, with Matthew O'Donnell, Ciaran McDonald, Aldo Matassa, Lorcan Egan, Alan Campbell and Conal McCullagh dropping to the bench.

TiIPPERARY: P Fitzgerald; J Coghlan, P Codd (captain), A Morrissey; R Kiely, P Acheson, D Leahy; S O'Brien, G Hannigan; P Austin, I Fahey, B Fox; C Sweeney, M Quinlivan, B Grogan.

Clare make one change from the team that beat Antrim to clinch their place in the divisional final.

Shane Brennan comes in for Sean Collins in the half-forward line.

CLARE: P DeLoughrey; D Ryan, K Hartnett, M McMahon; S Hickey, G Kelly, E Coughlan; G Brennan, C O'Connor; S McGrath, J Malone, C Russell; M O'Leary, S Brennan, D Tubridy.

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