Ryan to line out for Dublin hurlers

Shane Ryan will line out for the Dublin Senior hurlers for the first time this Sunday, since his decision to quit the Blues' Senior football panel last October.

Shane Ryan will line out for the Dublin Senior hurlers for the first time this Sunday, since his decision to quit the Blues' Senior football panel last October.

The Naomh Mearnog clubman is a part of Anthony Daly's side which will face the Dubs Stars in the Annual challenge game which takes place in Fingallian's this weekend (2pm).

It is the primary school teacher's first senior hurling game with the Metropolitans in eight years.

The 31-year-old will line out at centre-half-forward in an attack which also includes David Curtain, St Mark's duo John Kelly and David 'Dotsy' O'Callaghan; David Treacy and Peadar Carton.

Reigning Dublin SHC champions Ballyboden St. Enda's are heavily represented on the Dubs stars side, with eight players named on the starting line-up.

Gary Maguire is named between the posts, with James Duffy, Stephen Perkins, Wexford's Malachy Travers, and Darragh Spain part of the Dubs Stars defence.

Shane Durkin partners Craobh Chiarain's Alan McCrabbe at midfield, with David Sweeney and Paul Ryan named in a formidable attack, which also includes key player Liam Rushe.

The game will be followed by a senior football challenge between Dublin and the Dubs Stars at 4pm.

GAA President Christy Cooney will be present for the games, which will also see the Cork native officially opening the new facilities at Lawless park at 3.30pm.

DUBLIN (SH v Dubs Stars) - Alan Nolan (St Brigid’s); Ruairí Trainor (St Vincent’s), Tomás Brady (Na Fianna), Oisín Gough (Cuala); Stephen Hiney (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Ronan Fallon (St Vincent’s), Niall Corcoran (Kilmacud Crokes); Joseph Boland (Na Fianna), Simon Lambert (Ballyboden St Enda’s); David Curtin (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Shane Ryan (Nh Mearnóg), John Kelly (St Mark’s); David O’Callaghan (St Mark’s), David Treacy (Cuala), Peadar Carton (O’Toole’s).

Subs: Finn McGarry (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Maurice O’Brien (Faughs), Ger O’Meara (O’Toole’s), Kevin Flynn (O’Toole’s), Tim Sweeney (Ballyboden St Enda’s), David Byrne (Nh Mearnóg), Aodhán McEnerney (St Brigid’s), Mick May (Lucan Sarsfields), Barry O’Rorke (Kilmacud Crokes), Niall McMorrow (Ballyboden St Enda’s).

DUBS STARS (SH v Dublin) - Gary Maguire (Ballyboden St Enda’s); James Duffy (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Stephen Perkins (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Philip Brennan (O’Toole’s); Malachy Travers (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Derek O’Reilly (Craobh Chiaráin), Darragh Spain (Ballyboden St Enda’s); Shane Durkin (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Alan McCrabbe (Craobh Chiaráin); Dave Sweeney (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Liam Rushe (St Patrick’s, Palmerstown), Andrew Morris (O’Toole’s); Kevin O’Loughlin (Kilmacud Crokes), Paul Ryan (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Kevin Warren (Craobh Chiaráin).

Subs: Brendan McLoughlin (O’Toole’s), Colm Hennebry (Crumlin), Michael Carton (O’Toole’s), Darren Kelly (Craobh Chiaráin), Seán O’Sullivan (St Brigid’s), John McCaffrey (Lucan Sarsfields), Peter Kelly (Lucan Sarsfields).

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