Team news: No O'Carroll for Dubs as Gavin debuts

May 25, 2019

Dublin's Darren Gavin in Allianz Football League action against Mayo

Dublin boss Jim Gavin named 11 of the team that started last year’s All-Ireland SFC final in his line-up for this evening’s Leinster quarter-final against Louth.

2018 Footballer of the Year Brian Fenton starts at centre-field for the Dubs alongside Darren Gavin, who will be making his senior championship debut in a sky blue jersey in Portlaoise later on today.

Elsewhere, Cormac Costello and Michael Fitzsimons, both of whom came on in last September’s victory over Tyrone at Croke Park, are named to start at full-back and right half-forward respectively.

All Stars Philly McMahon and Dean Rock miss out on the starting 15, as does the recently returned Rory O’Carroll. 

Throw-in at O’Moore Park is at 7.00pm.

Dublin (Leinster SFC v Louth): Stephen Cluxton; David Byrne, Michael Fitzsimons, Jack McCaffrey; James McCarthy, Cian O’Sullivan John Small; Brian Fenton, Darren Gavin; Cormac Costello, Brian Howard, Ciarán Kilkenny; Paul Mannion, Con O’Callaghan, Niall Scully.

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