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Debuts for O Conghaile and Hudson

EMMET O CONGHAILE and Paul Hudson are primed to make their competitive debuts for Dublin tonight in Parnell Park as they continue their O'Byrne Cup (Group B) campaign with a clash against holders, DCU (7.30).

O Conghaile - the Lucan midfielder who impressed in last year's All-Ireland U21 triumph - had been listed to start against Carlow but was withdrawn due to the timing of his exams.

Hudson, meanwhile, starred in the Dubs Stars match on New Year's Day, scoring six points (five from play) but was rested for similar reasons last weekend.

In all, nine players retain their selections from the Carlow victory, with Shane Supple, Darragh Nelson, Jack McCaffrey, ó Conaghile, Shane Carthy and Hudson the six to come in.

Dublin could face some familiar faces tonight, with DCU's Ballymun Kickhams contingent (James McCarthy, Dean Rock and Davy Byrne) now expected to play at least some of the match.

However, despite this Jim Gavin's Dubs look to have too much firepower on their inside forward line to prevail.


MEATH have made seven changes to the team that beat Longford for tonight's clash with Louth in Navan.

Paddy O'Rourke returns to the number one jersey for the first time in over a year while Caomhín King also comes back for the Royals after leaving the panel during the 2012 season.

DUBLIN (SF v DCU): S Supple; D Daly, T Brady, D Nelson; C O'Sullivan, G Brennan, J McCaffrey; D O'Mahony, E ó Conghaile; S Carthy, P Andrews, P Quinn; P Hudson, D Connolly, D Brogan. Subs: V Whelan, D Byrne, E Lowndes, C Guckian, G Seaver, D Bastick, C Mullins, K McManamon, R McCarthy, G Sweeney, T Diamond.

MEATH (SF v Louth): P O'Rourke; D Dalton, C King, S Curran; C Rowe, E Harrington, S Crosby; C Gillespie, J Sheridan; M Collins, D Carroll, D McNamara; D McDonagh, P Byrne, B Sheridan.

KILDARE (SF v DIT): S Connolly; O Lyons, M Foley, H McGrillen; E Bolton, M Conway, E Doyle; G White, P O'Neill; B Flanagan, C McNally, M O'Flaherty; R Kelly, T O'Connor, R Sweeney.

LAOIS (SF v Westmeath): E Culliton; C Healy, D Booth, P O'Leary; D Strong, J O'Loughlin, P O'Loughlin; C Begley, C Coss; R Munnelly, C Meredith, B Sheehan; MJ Tierney, P Clancy, A Doran.

OFFALY (SF v Athlone IT): A Mulhall; D Hanlon, E Rigney, S Pender; B Darby, D Kelly, G Guilfoyle; A McNamee, R Dalton; R Brady, B Connor, E Carroll; M Mitchell, N McNamee, A Sullivan.