Kerry name their team

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Kerry have named their team for Sunday, in fact they’ve named their full match-day panel. Here it is:

Kerry (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Mayo, 20/8/2017): Brian Kelly (Killarney Legion); Shane Enright (Tarbert), Mark Griffin (St Michaels-Foilmore), Killian Young (Renard); Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers), Tadhg Morley (Templenoe), Paul Murphy (Rathmore); David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys), Anthony Maher (Duagh); Michael Geaney (Dingle), Johnny Buckley (Dr Crokes), Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare Shamrocks); Paul Geaney (Dingle), Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks), James O’Donoghue (Killarney Legion).  Subs: Shane Ryan (Rathmore), Jack Barry (Na Gaeil), Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes), Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys),  Jonathan Lyne (Killarney Legion), Jack Savage (Kerins O’Rahillys), Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar), Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle), Sean O’Shea (Kenmare Shamrocks), Bryan Sheehan (St Marys), Gavin Crowley Templenoe.

So it’s three changes for Kerry from the team that started against Galway in the quarter-final three weeks ago. Out go Fionn Fitzgerald, Jack Barry and the injured Donnchadh Walsh and they’re replaced by Killian Young, Anthony Maher and Stephen O’Brien respectively.

Bryan Sheehan and Gavin Crowley are added to the match-day 26 but there’s no place for Kevin McCarthy who presumably hasn’t fully recovered from injury.

I expect we’ll be naming our team before too awful long later this evening.


11 thoughts on “Kerry name their team

  1. Apart from Walsh, those changes are positive for Kerry. Maher and Young are better than Barry and Fitzgerald. However, Walsh is a loss and Kerry’s bench isn’t half as strong anymore.

  2. Sheehan in kind of negates that though. It might well come down to a few frees near the end…

    Agree that their starting team looks stronger. I’ve always thought fionn fitz was poor enough. Maher is a colossus on his day

  3. On today fm this evening mark o’sé was saying that Kerry have the psychological edge on Mayo historically. Then flicked over to game on on 2fm and gooch is pedalling the exact same shite. What happened in the noughties has no relevance to either team now. Lets shove history up their collective Kerry holes on Sunday and show them what this Mayo team is about!

  4. Mayo 15 as good as Kerry. Keep it tight early on and we will do it…..use more long kick outs…feel we are in with a great chance…

  5. less than half of that Kerry starting team started the NFL final against Dublin, it goes to show the strength in depth they have.

  6. Lads, after watching them vs Galway I would have dropped Walsh, O’Donoghue and Mikey Geaney. BJ Keane and O’Brien did more in there time on the pitch. The goal chance comer had, he was pulling away from Walsh running in on goal. Can’t imagine he’d keep up with Durcan or Keegan based on that.

  7. Walsh is a huge loss for them. He always performs on the biggest of days. Sheehan coming back in shows that Kerry are expecting a high attrition rate in the middle third of the field and hopefully we don’t disappoint in that regard. However, let’s not get too carried away with named teams and subs because we know better than any supporters that last minute changes are most likely. Donaghy could start on the bench with Walsh at 12 for all we know.

    Let’s focus on our own game while having planned for the possible switches that may occur. Let’s focus on channelling 3 years of frustration, anger, hurt and injustice from the depths of our souls out on to that cursed pitch. Every hit, every run, every block, every sledge, every late belt MUST be delivered with a manic controlled aggression that lets every Yerra in Croke Park know that there’s only 1 team standing at the end of this and its not them. Sunday is no time for nice football and fair play. It’s time to produce hatred, fierce anger and vengance towards an arrogant shower that have little fear or respect for us. Despite what their PR boys say.
    A 75 minute performance of tribal visceral hatred must be delivered.

  8. Hon Mayo !! ———— ” Cairde Muigheo” ticket for sale, Cusack stand, Lower, (40 metre line) face value

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