McCaffrey fit to lead Dublin under-21s

John McCaffrey will return to Dublin's starting line-up for tomorrow's All-Ireland under-21 hurling semi-final against Derry (Pairc Esler, throw-in 6pm).

John McCaffrey will return to Dublin's starting line-up for tomorrow's All-Ireland under-21 hurling semi-final against Derry (Pairc Esler, throw-in 6pm).

Team captain McCaffrey will partner the team's top-scorer and free-taker, Alan McCrabbe, at midfield after proving his full fitness in recent weeks having struggled with an on-going groin problem.

As a result Joey Boland moves to wing-forward with Sam Lehane the player to lose out.

The winners of tomorrow's game in Newry will progress to meet either Cork or Galway, who play next weekend, in the All-Ireland final.

DUBLIN (U21HC v Derry) - P Curtin; R Drumgoole, P Callaghan, D Webster; K Dunne, T Brady, M McGarry; J McCaffrey (capt), A McCrabbe; E Moran, D Connolly, J Boland; P Carton, D O'Dwyer, R O'Carroll.

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