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Roscommon make one change for Super 8 date with Dublin

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Roscommon senior football manager Anthony Cunningham has made one change to his starting XV for tomorrow evening's Super 8 meeting with Dublin at Croke Park. 

Brian Stack comes into the half-forward line for Hubert Darcy, much as he did in the first half of last week's 0-17 to 0-13 defeat to Tyrone at Dr. Hyde Park last weekend.

Roscommon had chances to run the Red Hands closer, and perhaps beat them last week, and speaking after that game Cunningham told Off The Ball, "They're hard lessons, but they're definitely lessons the lads will take on board.

"They're great lads to work with and they're super to advance, and the way they've advanced this year and improved has been tremendous"

Dublin thrashed Roscommon in their final round Super 8 game last year, running out 4-24 to 2-16 winners at Croke Park. Despite the 14-point margin of defeat, and the form of the All Ireland champions so far this year, the Rossies' manager is looking forward to putting right a few wrongs from last week, "It's tremendous that we have a match again so soon... that's the marvel of the Super 8 competition."

Dublin's Super 8 campaign opened with a 5-18 to 1-17 hammering of Cork at Croke Park last Saturday. Jim Gavin is expected to name his side for the Roscommon game tomorrow morning, with a lot of eyes scanning for the name of Diarmuid Connolly.

Throw-in at Croke Park is at 7pm on Saturday, and follows the clash of Tyrone and Cork.

Roscommon XV to face Dublin: 

1. Darren O’Malley (Michael Glaveys)

2. David Murray (Padraig Pearses)
3. Sean Mullooly (Strokestown)
4. Conor Daly (Padraig Pearses)

5. Niall Daly (Padraig Pearses)
6. Conor Hussey (Michael Glaveys)
7. Ronan Daly (Padraig Pearses)

8. Tadgh O’Rourke (Tulsk)
9. Shane Killoran (Elphin)

10. Brian Stack (St. Brigid's)
11. Cathal Cregg (Western Gaels)
12. Niall Kilroy (Fuerty)

13. Diarmuid Murtagh (St Faithleachs)
14. Conor Cox (Listowel Emmett’s)
15. Enda Smith (Boyle)

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All-Ireland Football Championship Anthony Cunningham Croke Park Diarmuid Connolly Dublin Jim Gavin Roscommon Super 8 Super 8s Tyrone

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