Crokes Boys to Fore for Leinster MHC final

Four Kilmacud Crokes boys are on the panel, centre back, Rory O'Carroll, captain Barry O'Rorke at left half forward, and substitutes Rob and Kevin O'Loughlin.  Co-incidentally four Crokes boys also featured when Dublin contested the first Leinster Minor Hurling Championship in 1928 - Francis Whelan, Kevin O'Toole, D O'Neill and L Delaney. Dublin have suffered a blow with the loss of Liam Rushe through injury. The powerful Palmerstown man suffered a broken thumb in the semi-final victory over Wexford and has been ruled out.  In his absence Darren Mooney comes into midfield. Rushe underwent surgery on Wednesday and is now a serious doubt for the remainder of Dublin's All-Ireland campaign - the Dubs are guaranteed an All-Ireland quarter-final even if they are not successful on Sunday.

David Treacy has been passed fit despite being taken off injured in last Saturday's semi-final.

103.2 Dublin City Anna Livia FM will be broadcasting 'live' commentary of the Dublin v Kilkenny Leinster MHC final from Croke Park on Sunday - coverage begins at noon.

DUBLIN (MHC v Kilkenny) - F McGarry; O Gough, E Walsh, P Schutte; P Kelly, R O'Carroll, P Buckeridge; D Mooney, D Whelan; J Cooper, D Treacy, B O'Rorke; N McMurrow, P Garbutt, W Brogan