Experienced line-up for Dublin U21s

The Dublin U21 team for today's Erin Leinster U21 hurling final against Kilkenny has an experienced look about it (Nowlan Park, throw-in 7.30pm).

The Dublin U21 team for today's Erin Leinster U21 hurling final against Kilkenny has an experienced look about it (Nowlan Park, throw-in 7.30pm).

Manager Sean Lane has been able to call on nine of the side that lost last year's final to the same opposition for the 2006 renewal.

The Cats claimed their third U21 provincial title on the trot when beating the men from the capital by 0-17 to 1-10 at Dr Cullen Park 12 months ago.

Goalkeeper Alan Nolan, defenders Ger O'Meara, Damien O'Reilly, Keith Nolan and Cathal Billings, midfielder Willie Lowry and forwards Eoin Moran, Alan McCrabbe and Peadar Carton are the Dublin players who remain from last year.

Lane has stuck with the same side that defeated Offaly 0-17 to 1-11 in a tight semi-final at Parnell Park.

That means senior forward Keith Dunne has been kept in reserve despite his comeback from a wrist injury. The Dubs will look to Lucan Sarsfields attacker Kevin O'Reilly to have another influential evening. He struck 0-7 (3f) against Offaly.

DUBLIN (U21HC v Kilkenny) - A Nolan; G O'Meara, P Bergin, D O'Reilly; K Nolan, T Brady, C Billings; J McCaffrey, W Lowry; E Moran, G Morris, K O'Reilly; P Carton, D O'Dwyer, A McCrabbe.

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