Rival bosses face big calls with Murchan and Connolly on frontline to be Blues' bolters
Given that the man of the match in the last four All-Ireland senior final replays didn't start the drawn game, and in three cases didn't even feature, there could be a bolter or two in
Kieran Joyce had barely featured for Kilkenny in 2014 before usurping Brian Hogan at centre-back and picking up the man-of-the-match award with a thunderous display as Tipperary were beaten in the replay.
Lightning could strike again this weekend and Jim Gavin and Peter Keane have plenty of options if they choose to spice things up.
While much talk has centred on whether or not Bernard Brogan will make the match-day 26, Connolly could be thrown into the starting line-up, or sprung early, to upset Kerry's plans and give the Dubs something different up front.
A regular in the ranks last season following a series of brilliant defensive displays, injury is the only reason why Murchan hasn't been a starter this year for Dublin, but the extra two weeks has afforded him another chance.
It was noticeable that in spite of the defensive woes the Dubs went through in the first game, Gavin didn't turn to McMahon.
The great debate is whether or not to start Walsh and if he were to be thrown in from the outset, it could force a massive rejig for Dublin.Read more: Independent.ie
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