Yerra, sure they’re already after before being qualified for the play-offs and, sure, look it, can’t they afford to toss in a few raw young fellas who are only after being after coming out of the nappies? Like that Cooper lad they’re after naming at top of the right … Right.
Kerry have made a number of changes alright, with their starting fifteen for Sunday which was named earlier on this evening showing seven changes from the team that beat Laois last time out. Out go ‘keeper Tomas Mac a t’Saoir, backs Aidan O’Mahony and the (yet again) suspended Tomas Ó Sé, midfielders Seamus Scanlon and Bryan Sheehan and forwards Darran and Declan O’Sullivan and in come Brian Kelly in goals, Brian McGuire and Peter Crowley in the backs, Anthony Maher and Kieran Donaghy at midfield and David O’Callaghan and the aforementioned Colm Cooper in the forwards.
Still, we can’t be feeling too sorry for ourselves about the Gooch’s return, seeing as Jack O’Connor has chosen to keep such luminaries as Marc Ó Sé, Paul Galvin, Bryan Sheehan and the two O’Sullivans on the bench. Well, until the going gets tough at least.
Here’s the full list of the Kerry team and subs for Sunday:
Kerry (NFL Division One v Mayo, 8/4/2012): Brian Kelly (Legion); Shane Enright (Tarbert), Killian Young (Renard), Brian McGuire (Listowel Emmett’s); Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers), Eoin Brosnan (Dr. Crokes), Jonathan Lyne (Legion); Anthony Maher (Duagh), Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks); David O’Callaghan (St Pat’s Blennerville), Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys), Johnny Buckley (Dr. Crokes); Colm Cooper (Captain) (Dr. Crokes), Patrick Curtin (Moyvane), Kieran O’Leary (Dr. Crokes). Subs: Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin), Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), Paul Galvin (Finuge), Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore), Declan O’Sullivan (Piarsaigh Na Dromada), Bryan Sheehan (St. Mary’s), Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh/Glencar), James O’Donoghue (Legion), Michael Geaney (Daingean Uí Chúis), Daithí Casey (Dr. Crokes), Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr. Crokes), Donnchadha Walsh (Cromane).
I guess we’ll be naming our line-up at the usual time tomorrow night.