Daly names three U21s in Dublin hurling side

Dublin Senior Hurling manager Anthony Daly has named his side to face Antrim in a historic GAA Leinster SHC quarter-final at Croke Park this Sunday (2pm).

Dublin Senior Hurling manager Anthony Daly has named his side to face Antrim in a historic GAA Leinster SHC quarter-final at Croke Park this Sunday (2pm).

The former Clare All-Ireland SHC winning captain includes current Under 21's Oisín Gough, Liam Rushe and David Treacy in his starting fifteen.

Rushe and Treacy amassed 5-9 between them during the National Hurling League and both make their Senior Championship bows this Sunday.

Gary Maguire who took over as goalkeeper from Alan Nolan for the Round 4 National Hurling league win over Waterford, will start between the posts.

The versatile Maguire is also a talented forward and has lined out for his club Ballyboden St. Enda's in attack, winning a Dublin SHC title in 2007.

Niall Corcoran and Tomás Brady partner Gough on the full-back line, while there is plenty of experience in the half-backs with O'Tooles Michael Carton flanked by Stephen Hiney and Joey Boland.

Carton comes into the side in a new-look half-back line in place of Ronan Fallon. St. Vincent's clubman Fallon was ruled out after sustaining a foot injury during a weekend training session in England.

John McCaffrey and Alan McCrabbe form the midfield partnership while the Metropolitans hold plenty of aces in attack.

Shane Durkin, Liam Ryan and David Curtin will form the half-forward line.

Meanwhile St Mark's sharpshooter David O'Callaghan who bagged 4-17 during the NHL; provides the experience alongside Rushe and Treacy on the full-forward line.

DUBLIN (Leinster SH v Antrim): G Maguire; N Corcoran, T Brady, O Gough; S Hiney, M Carton, J Boland; J McCaffrey, A McCrabbe; S Durkin, L Ryan, D Curtin; D O'Callaghan, L Rushe, D Treacy.

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