Brogan to pull the strings for Dublin
GAA team news:As expected, Dublin’s Alan Brogan will return to starting line-up when the All-Ireland champions take on Mayo on Sunday. The footballer of the year has recovered from the groin strain sustained in the Leinster final against Meath, an injury that ruled him out of the quarter-final win over Laois.
Dublin manager Pat Gilroy had signalled earlier in the week that Brogan would be available after playing a full part in a number of training matches and he has been named at corner forward, with Eoghan O'Gara making way, although it would be no surprise if he operated in a more familiar role further out the pitch.
Gilroy has also rejigged his defence from the one deployed against Laois with Ger Brennan slotting into the half back line. That move sees Cian O’Sullivan move to corner back with Philly McMahon dropping to the bench.
With skipper Andy Moran ruled out after picking up a serious knee injury against Down at the start of August, Mayo manager has moved Cillian O’Connor up to full forward and brought Enda Varley into his attack.
Elsewhere it’s a case of as you were for the Connacht champions with Seamus O’Shea again kept in reserve as his brother Aiden and Barry Moran anchor the midfield.
Dublin(SFC V Mayo): S Cluxton; M Fitzsimons, R O’Carroll, C O’Sullivan; J McCarthy, G Brennan, K Nolan; E Fennell, D Bastick; P Flynn, MD Macauley, B Cullen; A Brogan, D Connolly, B Brogan.
Mayo:D Clarke; K Keane, G Cafferkey, K Higgins; L Keegan, D Vaughan, C Boyle; B Moran, A O'Shea; K McLoughlin, J Doherty, A Dillon; E Varley, C O'Connor, M Conroy.