Sunday 17 December 2017

Dublin young guns look to turn tide

AFTER Dublin's own Black Sunday, the capital's U-21 hurlers will hope it's third time lucky when they face Wexford in the Bord Gais Energy Leinster U-21 Hurling Championship final at Parnell Park tomorrow (7.30).

The Dubs make two changes from their semi-final line-up.Cian Boland is rewarded for his cameo against Westmeath with a starting berth at midfield while Robert Murphy loses out at centre-back, with Chris Crummey moving across from wing-back.

There is another change in attack as Kevin O'Flynn is replaced in Dublin's half-forward line by captain Glenn Whelan, back from injury.

After Kilkenny accounted for both the senior and minor hurlers at the weekend, Dublin manager Joe Fortune is expecting another huge challenge.

"You only have to look at their results to appreciate how strong a team Wexford have.

"Both Kilkenny and Offaly were beaten with relative comfort and we know that they are going to put it up to us.

"We know that we are going to be up against it but it is also a game that we feel confident about if we play to our full potential," said Fortune.

Dublin: C Dooley; M McCaffrey, C O'Callaghan, S McClelland; E O'Donnell, C Crummey, C Robinson; D Gormley, C Boland; A Clabby, C Cronin, G Whelan; P Winters, O O'Rorke, C Conway.

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