Paddy Andrews named in Dublin side to face Kerry
St Brigids man to replace All-Ireland winning captain Bryan Cullen in Sunday’s clash
Dublin’s have named Paddy Andrews at full forward for the All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Kerry on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
Dublin manager Jim Gavin has made one change to his side ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Kerry at Croke Park (3.30pm).
In somewhat of a surprise, St Brigids’ Paddy Andrews is pencilled in to start at full forward in a move that shifts All-Ireland winning captain Bryan Cullen to the bench.
Andrews, in truth, replaces Eoghan O’Gara, who was named in the starting line-up for the quarter-final win over Cork. However, it was Cullen who started, hinting at the possibility that, once again, what you see might not be what you get.
Dean Rock was strongly rumoured to be in line for a start on Sunday but, as it stands, Andrews is set to make his first start since the Leinster semi-final against Kildare.
DUBLIN (v Kerry): Stephen Cluxton (Parnells); Kevin O’Brien (Naoimh Mearnog), Rory O’Carroll (Kilmacud Crokes), Jonny Cooper (Na Fianna); James McCarthy (Ballymun Kickhams), Ger Brennan (St Vincent’s), Jack McCaffrey (Clontarf); Michael Dara Macauley (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Cian O’Sullivan (Kilmacud Crokes); Paul Flynn (Fingallians), Ciaran Kilkenny (Castleknock), Diarmuid Connolly (St Vincent’s), Paul Mannion (Kilmacud Crokes), Paddy Andrews (St Brigids), Bernard Brogan (Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruaidh)