Injuries have Dublin have been forced to shuffle their deck ahead of Saturday”s All-Ireland MHC quarter-final against Tipperary in Dr Cullen Park, Carlow (3.0).
Boden”s Michael McGarry has been called into the Dublin minor hurling team in the unusual position of right corner back. Boden”s other representative James Duffy moves from centre back to centre forward.
Keith Nolan who missed the Leinster final defeat to Kilkenny is once again ruled out but is joined on the sideline by free-taker Stephen Loughlin and midfielder Michael Smyth.
In the rejig Dublin have moved Tomas Brady to full-back with Michael McGarry coming in at right corner-back. Willie Lowry will start at midfield with Danny Webster and Fergal Rabbitte forming a new midfield combination.
In attack Kevin O”Reilly starts with James Duffy moving from centre-back to No 11 and Joey Boland replacing Loughlin in the full-forward line.
Opponents Tipperary have also been forced to alter their forces. Missing from the side which was defeated by a last minute goal by Cork in the Munster final are full-back James Heffernan, wing-back and captain Richie McGrath as well as centre-forward Philip Ivors while centre-back James McCarthy is also nursing an injury but is expected to be named among the substitutes.
DUBLIN (MH v Tipperary) – P Curtin; M McGarry, T Brady, J McCaffrey; T Diamond, W Lowry, I Fleming; D Webster, F Rabbitte; K O”Reilly, J Duffy, E Moran; P Carton, J Boland, A McCrabbe
TIPPERARY (MH) – M Ryan; D Patterson, S O”Brien, I Delaney; R McLoughney, T King, J McLoughney; J Woodlock, J Dixon; S Lillis, K Bergin, C Larkin; D Hickey, D Egan, S