Kerry have named their starting fifteen and subs for Sunday. Here’s the full list:
Kerry (All-Ireland SFC Semi-Final v Mayo, 21/8/2011): Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin); Killian Young (Renard), Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), Tom O’Sullivan (Rathmore); Tomas Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), Eoin Brosnan (Dr Crokes), Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore); Anthony Maher (Duagh), Bryan Sheehan (St Marys); Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh/Glencar), Declan O’Sullivan (Dromid Pearses), Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane); Colm Cooper (Dr Crokes), Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks), Kieran O’Leary (Dr Crokes). Subs: Tomas Mac a’tSaoir (An Ghaeltacht), Shane Enright (Tarbert), Paul Galvin (Finuge), Daniel Bohane (Austin Stacks), James O’Donoghue (Legion), Seamus Scanlon (Currow), Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys), Padraig Reidy (Scartaglin), Tommy Griffin (Dingle), Johnny Buckley (Dr Crokes), Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers), Brian McGuire (Listowel Emmets), Daithí Geaney (Dingle), Niall O’Mahony (Spa), Adrian O’Connell (St Michaels/Foilmore), Daithí Casey (Dr Crokes).
So, no Galvin, no Brosnan dropped and no injured Tomas Ó Sé either. With Galvin out, Kieran O’Leary comes into the side at corner-forward with Darran O’Sullivan moving out to 10, as their forward line reverts to that which started against Cork in the Munster final. O’Leary for Galvin is the only change from the side that started against Limerick in the quarter-final a few weeks back.
That’s a lot of subs, by the way – sixteen in all. Whatever happened to naming a match-day panel of 26?
Despite what I said this morning, we haven’t named our starting fifteen yet and, according to the Mayo GAA Twitter site, we’re unlikely to do so now until Friday as there are a “few players to be assessed” then. Make of that what you will.