We have live score commentary from Dublin vs Louth in the Leinster football Quarter Final, Croke Park, 4.30
All-Ireland champions Dublin did not have the best of springs in the Allianz National Football League. Three defeats to Down, Mayo and Cork at the end of the league means that manager Pat Gilroy may have to revert back to the tried and trusted manner which saw them lift Sam Maguire last September.
With Alan Brogan and Barry Cahill limited in how much they have played, Bernard Brogan not having played at all and Eoghan O’ Gara’s injury hoodoo returning, the forward line did not gel.
The Brogan brothers, however, will be raring to go, with Philly McMahon and Eamon Fennell provide much grit and determination all over the field.
Peter Fitzpatrick believes his Louth side can topple the Dubs even though they were mostly outplayed by Westmeath in the previous round and had Daniel O’ Connor’s late strike to thank for their win.
Paddy Keenan will need to step up his game to compete with Michael Dara MacAuley while Dessie Finnegan is back from honeymoon to slot in at full-back.
This will be a test of Dublin’s credentials but should eventually outclass the Wee County with something to spare.
Dublin – Stephen Cluxton, Philly McMahon, Rory O’Carroll, Michael Fitzsimons, James McCarthy, Ger Brennan, Kevin Nolan, Eamon Fennell, Michael Darragh Macauley, Bryan Cullen, Alan Brogan, Paul Flynn, Diarmuid Connolly, Kevin McManamon, Bernard Brogan.
Louth – N Gallagher, P Rath, D Finnegan, G Hoey, R Finnegan, J Carr, D Byrne, P Keenan, R Carroll, D Crilly, M Brennan, A Reid, D Maguire, J McEneaney, D Clarke