Pat Gilroy has named his starting fifteen for the match at Ballina on Sunday and it’s one that shows three changes in personnel and a few positional switches compared to the one that started against Derry last weekend. Michael Savage starts instead of Stephen Cluxton in goal, Bryan Cullen comes in for James Brogan in the half-backs and he’ll also captain the Dublin team for the day and Declan Lally starts at left-half forward with David Henry reverting to his more normal corner-back spot in place of Paddy Andrews. Here’s the Dubs’ line-up in full:
Dublin (NFL Division 1 v Mayo, 22/3/2009): Michael Savage; David Henry, Denis Bastick, Alan Hubbard; Bryan Cullen, Ger Brennan, Barry Cahill; Ciaran Whelan, Ross McConnell; Diarmuid Connolly, Kevin Bonner, Declan Lally; Blaine Kelly, Conal Keaney, Bernard Brogan.
We won’t, of course, be announcing our starting fifteen until the day itself and, the way things are going, I reckon that it could be after the final whistle has sounded before we do so.