Gilroy to delay competitive debut as Dublin boss


Pat Gilroy will delay his competitive debut as Dublin manager a little longer with Under-21 boss Mick Galvin taking charge of the side for Sunday's O'Byrne Cup quarter-final clash against Wicklow in Parnell Park (2.0).

Gilroy and 43 of the senior panel arrive back from a warm-weather training camp in La Manga on Saturday, with none of those players taking part in the game either.

Instead, Galvin has named a side including 10 of his Under-21 side that were unavailable for last weekend's first round victory over Offaly.

Five of the side that won 0-15 to 1-7 in Tullamore have been included again, while Derek Byrne, who scored five points from right corner-forward, will start on the bench.

Gary O'Connell drops to full back from centre half, while Declan Lally switches from right to left wing back to accommodate Na Fianna's Johnny Cooper.

Darren Daly remains in the left corner, while Declan O'Mahony holds on to his spot in midfield. John O'Brien, who also scored five points against Offaly, moves out to the left of the half forward line, with Ballymun Kickham's Dean Rock taking over at full forward.    

DUBLIN (SF v Wicklow):Dominic McDonnell (St Sylvester's); Colin Moore (Ballymun Kickhams), Gary O'Connell (Erin's Isle), Darren Daly (Fingal Ravens); Johnny Cooper (Na Fianna), Chris Deasy (Thomas Davis), Declan Lally (St Brigid's); John Sheanon (Cuala), Declan O'Mahony (Ballyboden St Enda's); Dean Kelly (Trinity Gaels), Cathal Morley (Templeogue/Synge St), John O'Brien (Round Tower's, Clondalkin); Chris Carthy (St Maur's), Dean Rock (Ballymun Kickhams), Ted Furman (Ballymun Kickhams).

Subs:Ciarán Walsh (Thomas Davis), Seánie Murray (St Brigids), Nicky Devereux (Ballinteer St John's), Vinnie Whelan (St Maur's), Shane McCann (Ballinteer St John's), Neal Billings (St Vincent's), David Quinn (Lucan Sarsfields), Niall Collins (St Pat's, Donabate), Kevin Devine (Clontarf), Derek Byrne (Ballymun Kickhams), Brian Kirby (Thomas Davis), James O'Connor (Thomas Davis).