“They are grand now. Nobody really knows how many were affected. But the advice we got was that we should stay away from training for a few sessions and let things settle,” said Turley.
Down will be looking to make amends for a below-par Ulster final performance against Armagh. Stephen McNamee and Kevin McClorey will be the key defensive operators, while the attacking responsibilities lie with Robert White and Mark Bagnall.
But they face an arduous task. The drawn Leinster final saw Kildare produce a strong bid for glory, but in the replay Dublin stepped up a gear to triumph by 1-15 to 1-10. Daniel Byrne replaces Daithi Ó’Murchu and Sean Swords coming in for Alan Carr. With lethal attackers Gary Sweeney and Paul Hudson, Dublin should advance.
DUBLIN MF: D Downey; K O’Brien, F Carney, S Swords; E Keogh, J Kelly, G Seaver; C Reddin, D Byrne; F Breathnach, G Sweeney, D Stapleton; P Hudson, C Carr, F Duffy. Subs: C Quill, A Carr, S O’Connor, N O’Dea, M Schutte, D Ó’Murchu, C O’Brien, P Ryan, C Diamond.
DOWN MF: TBC