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Farrell rings the changes in Dubs defence

DESSIE Farrell has chosen to alter his defensive alignment for tomorrow night's Leinster MFC semi-final with Kildare in Newbridge (7.30).

The Dublin boss has called on Na Fianna's Emile Mullan and Ross McGowan of Kilmacud Crokes to man the corners as he plots a route into a provincial showdown with Meath on Sunday week.

Dual players Cormac Costello and Eric Lowndes -- both members of last year's Leinster winning side -- have been listed to start on the bench.

DUBLIN (MF v Kildare): L Molloy; E Mullan, D Byrne, R McGowan; G Burke, C Mulally, M MacDonnacha; Stephen Cunningham, S Carty; R Gaughan, Shane Cunningham, N Walsh; C McHugh, D Campbell, N Scully. Subs: C Ferris, B Bentley, T Quinn, E Fletcher, M Cahillan, E Lowndes, C Costello, A Rogers, J Fitzgibbon, C Flynn, D Gormley.

MICKEY HARTE insists there will no further retirement reversals in Tyrone following the decision of Brian McGuigan to re-enter his Red Hand set-up.

There had been speculation that Phillip Jordan may follow McGuigan's path back into the Tyrone squad after reported good form for his club, but Harte insisted the latter's decision was "a special case."

"That's a bit of a myth that's out there in the public domain," the three-time All-Ireland winning manager clarified.

"Everyone else who made the decision to retire were left with that decision and we respected that.

"We never consulted anyone about a comeback. In fact, Brian made it known to us that he would be interested in committing again.

"We didn't do that and we wouldn't because we wanted to respect the boys who had put in the work all winter."