McCrabbe drafted in by Dubs

Craobh Chiarain clubman Alan McCrabbe has been brought into the Dublin attack for Sunday's NHL Division 2A meeting with Wicklow (Parnell Park, throw-in 2.30pm).

Manager Tommy Naughton has made just one change from last weekend's 1-15 to 0-13 defeat of Derry. McCrabbe starts at right corner forward with Damien Russell losing out in the forwards reshuffle.

Free-taker David Curtin, who tallied up 0-08 against Derry, moves from full-forward back to centre forward, with Kevin Flynn filling the number 14 jersey.

DUBLIN (NHL v Wicklow): G Maguire; P Brennan (capt), K Ryan, T Brady; G Bennett, R Fallon, A de Paor; D Sweeney, P O'Driscoll; S McDonnell, D Curtin, T Moore; A McCrabbe, K Flynn, P Carton.

Meanwhile, defender Philip Brennan has been named as the Dublin senior hurlers' captain for the 2006 season.

The 22-year-old former O'Toole's skipper takes over the reins from Ballyboden attacker David Curtin.

Brennan made his championship debut against Westmeath in 2002, under then boss Kevin Fennelly, and was part of the Dublin side that defeated Kilkenny in the 2003 Walsh Cup final.

A regular under current manager Tommy Naughton, Brennan favours the centre-back position but operates more often than not at right corner back.

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