Stephen Cluxton back in goals as Jim Gavin makes six changes for clash with Down

Kevin McManamon is another addition to the new-look Dublin side

Stephen Cluxton back in goals as Jim Gavin makes six changes for clash with Down

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Dublin boss Jim Gavin has reinstated Stephen Cluxton in goals as part of the six changes he has made to the side who defeated Cork in Croke Park last week.

Down in Newry, provide the opposition for their next National League fixture this evening and so far, Dublin are showing flashes of the scintilating form which delivered their third All-Ireland in three years in 2015.

And for tonight's game, Jim Gavin has elected to make six switches in personnel. In addition to Cluxton returning to the number 1 jersey, alterations have been applied to the forward line with Bernard Brogan and Paddy Andrews making way for Kevin McManamon and Dean Rock.

In defence, Michael Fitzsimons replaces Cian O'Sullivan at centre back while John Small slots in for Eric Lowndes on the wing. Shane Carthy comes in for Emmet Ó Conghaile to pair up with Brian Fenton in midfield.

Dublin Team:

Stephen Cluxton

Philly McMahon

Jonny Cooper

Davy Byrne

James McCarthy

Michael Fitzsimons 

John Small

Brian Fenton

Shane Carthy

Paul Flynn

Diarmuid Connolly 

Ciaran Kilkenny

Cormac Costello

Kevin McManamon

Dean Rock