Lyons job on the line as Dubs face Leitrim

Dublin face Leitrim in the second round of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers today at Carrick-on-Shannon

Dublin face Leitrim in the second round of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers today at Carrick-on-Shannon in a game which puts Tommy Lyons job on the line.

The Dubs' exit from the Leinster championship at the hands of Páidí Ó Sé's Westmeath was accompanied by much criticism that rocked the team and their manager.

Dublin are now looking to reignite their championship campaign and are expected to beat a Leitrim side that failed to impress against Roscommon.

Leitrim manager Declan Rowley has made five changes for today's game, two of which are enforced.

John McKeon is ruled out through suspension and Padraig Flynn comes in at centre-back. Declan Maxwell has not recovered sufficiently from a shoulder injury and Noel Doonan takes his place at midfield.

James Gantley is selected at right half-forward, with John McGuinness in the right corner and Pat Farrell at full-forward, in place of Donal Brennan, Fintan McBrien and John Goldrick respectively.

Colin Regan switches with Barry Prior from half-forward to half-back.

Dublin are without Darren Homan and Colin Moran, who broke his arm in a challenge match with Munster finalists Limerick last weekend.

Leitrim (SF v Dublin): G Phelan; D Reynolds, S Quinn, M McGuinness; N Gilbane, P Flynn, C Regan; N Doonan, C Carroll; J Gantley, J Guckian, B Prior; J McGuinness, P Farrell, M Foley.

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