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David Henry to Captain the DUBS v TYRONE on Sat 31st

posted Jun 22, 2011, 1:22 PM by Kevin Brassil
31st January 2009

Three debuts for Dubs 

Dublin will hand debuts to three players against All-Ireland champions Tyrone in their NFL Division 1 opener this Saturday at Croke Park (7.30).

Alan Hubbard, James Brogan and Tiernan Diamond will start their first league games for the Dubs while Denis Bastick will fill the No 3 jersey.

The team will be captained on Saturday night by Raheny man, David Henry.

DUBLIN (SF v Tyrone) - S Cluxton; P Andrews, D Bastick, A Hubbard; B Cullen, G Brennan, B Cahill; R McConnell, C Whelan (Raheny); J Brogan, D Henry (Raheny), T Diamond; C Keaney, J Sherlock, B Brogan.


Senior football squad for League

Raheny players Ciaran Whelan, David Henry, Donal Ryan included in 2009 DUBLIN NFL panel



Declan Lally has returned to the Dublin squad as they prepare for the commencement of their National Football League Division 1 campaign.

The Dublin senior football management are to alternate their team captain during the upcoming National Football League, as the panel for the NFL has been announced.

A number of injuries are currently blighting the panel after the Dublin squad trained together in Garristown last weekend.

Despite giving promising displays during the OByrne Cup run and also showing well in training, newcomer Blaine Kelly is not considered due to a slight hamstring injury along with Alan Brogan who is concentrating on rehab work on a similar injury.

Eamon Fennell is also ruled out because of a knee injury, and although Kevin Bonner is nursing a bruised hip, the St Brigids player is in contention along with Paddy Andrews who was rested last week due to bruising to his foot.

Returning to the panel is Declan Lally, following strong displays with the development squad, while more players are likely to join the panel from the development squad ranks after the league opener against Tyrone.

No captain has been chosen for the coming season. A number of candidates will be given the opportunity to lead the team during the National League.

The Kilmacud Crokes players have not been considered for the panel yet due to their upcoming All-Ireland Club SFC semi-final against Corofin on February 21.

Meanwhile, next week will see Dublin manager Pat Gilroy and his selectors reveal their 24-man squad for the opening NFL tie against Tyrone at Croke Park on 31 January.

Panel for the National Football League:
Paddy Andrews (St Brigids), Denis Bastick (Templeogue Synge St), Kevin Bonner (St Brigids), Sean Breheny (St Judes), Gerard Brennan (St Vincents), Bernard Brogan (St Oliver Plunketts/ER), James Brogan (St Oliver Plunketts/ER), Barry Cahill (St Brigids), Paul Casey (Lucan Sarsfields), Stephen Cluxton (Parnells), Paul Conlon (St Vincents), Diarmuid Connolly (St Vincents), Bryan Cullen (Skerries Harps), Colin Daly (Skerries Harps), Tiernan Diamond (St Vincents), Enda Dolan (Ballymun Kickhams), Eamon Fennell (OTooles), Paul Flynn (Fingallians), Hugh Gill (St Vincents), David Henry (Raheny), Alan Hubbard (Ballymun Kickhams), Conal Keaney (Ballyboden St Endas), Declan Lally (St Brigids), Ross McConnell (St Oliver Plunketts/ER), Thomas McGrath (Fingal Ravens), Brendan McManamon (St Judes), David Mooney (OTooles), Colin Moran (Ballyboden St Endas), Derek Murray (Round Tower, Clondalkin), Rory OConnor (St Oliver Plunketts/ER), Stephen OShaughnessy (Lucan Sarsfields), Tomás Quinn (St Vincents), Donal Ryan (Raheny), Shane Ryan (Nh Mearnog), Michael Savage (St Vincents), Jason Sherlock (St Oliver Plunketts/ER), Seamus Walsh (St Marys, Saggart), Ciarán Whelan (Raheny).


Sharon Shannon and Mundy to play in Croker

The GAA has announced the full programme of events for the launch of the 125 celebrations for Saturday night the 31st of January.

Sharon Shannon and Mundy will entertain crowds as part of the celebrations at Croke Park, marking 125 years of the GAA. The pair, whose duet ‘Galway Girl’ was the undisputed chart success of Summer 2008, will perform at half time on the night.

“The quality musical act together with an exciting game of football and also a specially designed lighting and fireworks spectacular promises to be a night to remember. So bring the whole family to mark this monumental moment in the GAA’s history.” Jarlath Burns Chairman of 125 Committee.

The entertainment starts at 6.30pm with Hector Ó H hEochagáin and throw-in of the Dublin v All Ireland Champions Tyrone game commences at 7.30pm. Half time entertainment will feature Sharon Shannon and Mundy and 9pm sees the start of “Iconic moments” a show featuring some GAA highlights. 

The crowd will then be entertained by a spectacular lighting and firework display which will light up the whole stadium. Larry Mullen’s specially designed soundtrack, incorporating a selection of contemporary and traditional Irish music, will feature Micheal ó Muircheartaigh’s bi-lingual tribute to the GAA which will accompany the firework display