Diarmuid Connolly will make his first appearance for Dublin since the All-Ireland final in 2017 after being named to start against Tyrone this afternoon (4pm).

Dublin boss Jim Gavin had initially named the St Vincent's clubman among the substitutes for today’s Super 8s clash against Tyrone in Omagh.

The forward takes the place of Brian Howard, who was named to start at left-half forward. 

Connolly was due to spend the summer in the USA but a move to Donegal Boston fell through and paved the way for his return to the Dubs squad.

Should the All-Ireland champions win or draw against Mickey Harte’s team they will face Mayo in the semi-final next Saturday, while defeat would mean a date with Kerry next Sunday.


The switch is one of six changes that Gavin has made to the original team with goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton dropped for Evan Comerford. 

Philly McMahon is replaced by Andrew McGowan, Brian Fenton makes way for Seán Bugler, Paddy Small comes in for Eoghan O'Gara, and Paddy Andrews starts instead of Con O'Callaghan.