McCrory added to Antrim side

McCrory added to Antrim side

Simon McCrory has replaced Colm McFall in the Antrim team for Saturday's All-Ireland SHC phase 3 qualifier against Dublin at Croke Park (throw-in 3pm).

McCrory impressed as a substitute in Antrim's phase 2 victory over Carlow, and has ousted McFall at right half-forward for the trip to the capital.

Saffrons boss Dinny Cahill was delighted with the battling qualities and will to win shown by his side against Carlow, as they trailed between the fifth and 56th minutes before pulling clear for a 2-18 to 3-12 victory.

Antrim and Dublin are meeting this weekend for the second time in mmore than a year. They clashed in a Leinster quarter-final last summer which the Dubs won by 2-16 to 0-12 at Croke Park.

Saturday's winners will make it through to next weekend's All-Ireland quarter-finals, where Galway and the beaten Munster finalists (either Cork or Waterford) await.

ANTRIM (SHC v Dublin): C O’Connell; K McGourty, C Donnelly, S Delargy; P Shiels (capt), J Campbell, C Herron; S McNaughton, K Stewart; S McCrory, N McManus, T McCann; PJ O’Connell, L Watson, K McKeegan.

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