GAA: Dublin face old rivals Meath in Sunday's Leinster SFC final at Croke Park
Last Updated: 20/07/14 1:39pm
Bernard Brogan returns to the Dublin starting line-up for Sunday’s Leinster final against Meath at Croke Park.
The three-time All Star suffered a hamstring injury during the quarter-final win over Laois and sat out last month’s victory over Wexford, but returns at corner-forward for the clash with the Royals.
Brogan’s inclusion is one of two changes made by Dublin manager Jim Gavin. The other also comes in the full-forward line, with Paddy Andrews handed the No 14 shirt as Dean Rock and Paul Mannion drop out of the starting line-up.
LEINSTER SFC FINAL
Dublin v Meath
Alan Brogan switches from full-forward to centre-forward, while Kevin McManamon switches corners in the full-forward line.
Meath manager Mick O'Dowd has made one change for Sunday's decider, with Mickey Newman returning at corner-forward after recovering from a hamstring injury.
The Kilmainham forward scored 3-2 in the Royal County’s Leinster quarter-final drubbing of Carlow, but missed the semi-final success over Kildare on June 29.
Andrew Tormey, who scored 1-4 against the Lilywhites, continues at wing-forward with Shane O’Rourke partnering Brian Meade in midfield.
Sunday’s clash at Croke Park is the third successive Leinster final meeting between the counties. Dublin have won the last two are seeking a ninth provincial title in 10 years.
The Dubs’ only defeat in Leinster since 2005 came against Meath in 2010, the year the Royals last won the title.
Dublin: S Cluxton; P McMahon, R O'Carroll, J Cooper; J McCarthy, N Devereux, K Nolan; MD Macauley, C O'Sullivan; P Flynn, A Brogan, D Connolly; K McManamon, P Andrews, B Brogan.
Meath: P O'Rourke; E Harrington, K Reilly, B Menton; P Harnan, D Keogan, D Tobin; B Meade, S O'Rourke; D Carroll, B McMahon, A Tormey; G Reilly, S Bray, M Newman.