Dublin boss Jim Gavin has named his team for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final. The Boys in Blue are bidding to become the first team to secure a three-in-a-row since Kerry 30 years ago.
The Dubs have eased into decider, after wins over Carlow, Westmeath, Kildare, Monaghan and Tyrone. It was only the Leinster final in which questions were asked of the side, as the remainder of the games have resembled a cake walk.
However, Gavin has been presented with a welcome selection headache, as substitutes have impressed massively. Add the returning Diarmuid Connolly, who wasn’t afforded much game-time in the semi-final win over the Red Hand, and there were some big calls to make this evening.
Gavin has revealed his hand ahead of Sunday, and it’s an immensely strong side.
— Dublin GAA (@DubGAAOfficial) September 16, 2017
The big call has been made as Connolly remains on the bench. The raw calibre of substitutes mean that the reigning champions will be looking to finish the game strongly, as they aim for a third consecutive title.
Make sure to check out the latest episode of The 16th Man podcast, where we hear from Marc Ó Sé as we look ahead to the All-Ireland football final.