The news is not getting any better on the injury front, with three further casualties arising from the weekend's action. Both Alan Dillon and Aidan Campbell limped off the field before the end of the first half against Cork on Saturday night and they're both struggling to be fit for the Dubs on Sunday. Then, to make matters worse, Marty McNicholas - who scored two crucial points in the second half against Cork - picked up a foot injury playing for Breaffy in a league game the following day and he's reported to have his foot in a cast, so that's him out for Sunday as well. There's still no sign of DB coming back, Trevor is - as we discussed last week - unlikely to be back this side of July and the unfortunate Ronan McGarritty is, of course, out for an indefinite period. In addition, Johnno has been quoted as saying that Ciaran Mc has only a 50:50 chance of being fit for the Championship showdown with Galway on 20th May. It's all a tad depressing, isn't it?
This catalogue of the walking wounded contrasts sharply with the situation in the Dublin camp, where Pillar has, unsurprisingly, named an unchanged team for Sunday's crunch match. This means that both Ciaran Whelan and Alan Brogan have to be content with places on the bench at McHale Park.