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Dublin: 16 °C Thursday 18 September, 2014

Here we go again: Gilroy changes four for Castlebar do-over

Admission to McHale Park for tomorrow’s NFL Division 1 clash will be free for all supporters.

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy and Mayo manager James Horan talk after last month's game was called off at half-time due to poor visibility.
Dublin manager Pat Gilroy and Mayo manager James Horan talk after last month's game was called off at half-time due to poor visibility.
Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie

BARRY CAHILL WILL make his first league start of the season when Dublin travel to Castlebar for their refixed Division 1 meeting with Mayo tomorrow night.

A win for Dublin would guarantee their place in the semi-finals, and Pat Gilroy has made four changes to the side which beat Donegal in Croke Park last Saturday.

James McCarthy, who was sent off before the original fixture was suspended due to poor visibility caused by heavy fog, has now served his suspension and returns at wing-back in place of Johnny Cooper.

In midfield, Ross McConnell comes in to partner Michael Dara Macauley, while Cahill and Paul Brogan are given the nod in the half-forward line ahead of Paul Flynn and the injured Alan Brogan. Brogan strained his calf muscle during the first half against Donegal and is a major doubt for the league finale against Cork in Páirc Uí Chaoimh next weekend.

James Horan is expected to name his Mayo side after training this evening.

As there was no refund mechanism for fans who attended the abandoned game last month, admission to McHale Park will be free tomorrow night for all spectators.

Fans will be issued with a free ticket as they enter the ground, and will then have an opportunity to make a €5 charitable donation. All monies collected will be shared among four charities: the Order of Malta, Mayo-Roscommon Hospice, Western Care Association, and Western Alzheimers Association.

Dublin: S Cluxton; C O’Sullivan, R O’Carroll, P McMahon; J McCarthy, G Brennan, K Nolan; MD Macauley, R McConnell; P Brogan, B Cahill, B Cullen (c); T Quinn, D Connolly, K McManamon.

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