Injury doubts for Gilroy's charges

Injury doubts for Gilroy's charges

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy has named an unchanged side for tomorrow's All-Ireland SFC third round qualifier against Armagh at Croke Park (throw-in 5pm).

Gilroy has given a vote of confidence to the side which overcame Tipperary by 1-21 to 1-13 last weekend.

Indeed, his selection sees him naming the same side for consecutive games for the first time this year.

However, this is not without caution, as the Dublin management continues to sweat over the fitness of Ross McConnell and Paul Flynn.

"We have gone with the same starting line-up, but with one caveat on that, that we have a couple of injuries," explained Gilroy.

"We really won't know where they are at until they have a run out this evening and tomorrow."

Gilroy says he will make a final call on the duo until tomorrow morning.

"Ross (McConnell) and Paul Flynn are carrying knocks and haven't done anything, so we just have to watch for them."

Meanwhile, there is also a doubt over the fitness of Eamon Fennell, with the substitutes list not to be named until just before the game.

Fennell is currently nursing a hip injury, and while the Dublin management recognise that an operation will be needed in the near future, Fennell is keen to play through the pain barrier.

Gilroy added: "We haven't named the subs, because we are not sure if he (Fennell) is going to be able to take part at all.

"He had a reaction to coming on the last day. Again he has done nothing all week. That's why we haven't named the subs at this stage.

"We need to probably leave it as long as possible before we are actually making those decisions."

DUBLIN (SFC v Armagh): S Cluxton; M Fitzsimons, Rory O'Carroll, P McMahon; K Nolan, G Brennan, D Henry (capt); MD MacAuley, R McConnell; P Flynn, A Brogan, N Corkery; B Brogan, E O'Gara, K McManamon.

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