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Brigid's make two changes for 'Mun duel

KEVIN McSTAY has made two changes to his starting 15 for Sunday's AIB All-Ireland club SFC final with Ballymun Kickhams in Croke Park (3.45).

On paper at least, Johnny Murray comes in for Garvan Dolan, while Damian Kelleher replaces midfielder Ger Aherne, although there is expected to be a number of positional switches.

Aherne was named to start in midfield against Crossmaglen but actually lined out corner-back, performing a man-marking job on Oisín McConville until his 22nd minute substitution. Murray has been listed to wear the number four jersey in place of Garvan Dolan, who played wing-forward against Cross before being substituted at half-time and then brought back on for the final two minutes of the match.

Danger men Senan Kilbride and Frankie Dolan will wear the number 14 and 15 jerseys.

ST BRIGID'S (SF v Ballymun): S Curran; G Cunniffe, P Domican, J Murray; N Grehan, D Donnelly, R Stack; K Mannion, I Kilbride; D Kelleher, R Blaine, D Dolan; C McHugh, S Kilbride, F Dolan.

Brogan on comeback

PAUL FLYNN has given the first optimistic prognosis on 2011 Footballer of the Year Alan Brogan - insisting his All-Ireland winning teammate is finally back on the recovery trail.

"He's been back running," Flynn revealed. "He's at training all the time and he's doing his runs with the physio. He's moving well.

"I don't know what kind of stage he's at with regards to (making a comeback) but he's doing runs anyway with the physio, I think it's mainly straight line at the moment."

Flynn added that the injury, osteitis pubis, had transpired to be far more serious than initially expected. "It was in the end, and I feel for him. But sure look, he'll be back and he's naturally fit as well. I don't know how he does it but he comes back and he's just flying fit."


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