Three changes for Kerry

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Kerry were true to their word and released details of their team for Sunday bang on 8pm. For good measure they named their list of subs as well so here’s the full list:

Kerry (NFL Division One v Mayo, 13/3/2016): Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin); Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), Mark Griffin (St Michaels/Foilmore), Shane Enright (Tarbert); Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers), Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore), Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes); Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks), Bryan Sheehan (St Marys, captain); Johnny Buckley (Dr Crokes), Paul Murphy (Rathmore), Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane); Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh/Glencar), Colm Cooper (Dr Crokes), Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare). Subs: Brian Kelly (Killarney Legion), Denis Daly (St Marys), Padraig O’Connor (Killarney Legion), Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys), Aidan Walsh (St Marys), Pa Kilkenny (Glenbeigh/Glencar), Brendan O’Sullivan (Valentia), Philip O’Connor (Cordal), Michael Geaney (Dingle), Jonathan Lyne (Killarney Legion), Kieran O’Leary (Dr Crokes).

The team they’ve named shows three changes from the one that lined out in last Sunday’s slugfest against Donegal in Tralee. Brendan Kealy replaces Brian Kelly between the posts, Johnny Buckley comes in to add a bit of heft at 10 in place of Denis Daly while the full-forward place occupied the last day by the now suspended Alan Fitzgerald is taken by Colm Cooper. Despite his schnozzle rearrangement last Sunday, Marc Ó Sé is okay to line out and has been named at right corner-back.

Overall, it’s a battle-hardened pick and with the likes of Barry John Keane, Michael Geaney, Jonathan Lyne and Kieran O’Leary on the bench, there’s plenty of experience there too. Tommy Walsh, Killian Young and David Moran all miss out for this one, though, due to injury.

The last time we played Kerry was at the start of the 2015 League campaign and their team for Sunday is a much-changed one from the one that lined out in Killarney in February of last year. Seven of Sunday’s team – Brendan Kealy, Mark Griffin, Fionn Fitzgerald, Paul Murphy, Bryan Sheehan, Johnny Buckley and Stephen O’Brien – started that day, while a few more of last year’s team feature in the subs for MacHale Park.

I expect we’ll be naming our team for Sunday shortly.

10 thoughts on “Three changes for Kerry

  1. Limerick reminder in pic and have to admit it still breaks my heart .

    Sunday should be a right good battle ,a win would in my opinion be the springboard for 16 . Every game is big enough from now on in , players are going to be getting near full throttle esp lads trying to nail down a place . I’d expect donaghy to go into ff for the most part , caff will have a testing day .

  2. I am after wiping my glasses. Mayo 1-2 Ros 2-20 in a minor league match. Galway gave our lads their biggest ever minor battering in last seasons C SF. We scored 1-3 that day. Allowing for , I’m trying to look for positives here folks, did anybody challenge to run this years minors bearing in mind the tanking they suffered to Galway . Or did the board give carte blanch. Shocking result for the once kings of minor football

  3. Serious Kerry team, Buckley, Gooch etc back on board. This will be as big a challenge we’ll face this year in the league, squeaky but time.

    What the fuck happened in minor league?Anyone have info on our minors, the game etc? Looks like we didn’t score in the second half, is that right?

  4. John,
    A serious team was in place to take over the minors this year. Marty McIntyre, Peadar Gardiner, Fergal Kelly, Alan Dillon. They were asked to form an alternative ticket to the incumbent management by a member of the executive, who then refused to allow an open vote at the CB meeting and ratified the current ticket. A lackey at the board meeting that night started shouting about the need for an urgent appointment as the minor club semi finals were upcoming. This is the same individual who proposed a motion at this years convention and then argued against it. We may have won a All Ireland in 2013 but the amount of players who were seriously injured that year is criminal, with many out for over a year with serious injuries. Why was there not one player from the County Minor A Champions last year on the county panel? For a county that does administrative cock ups better than anyone, this was a Shanghaing of epic proportions.

  5. Minor Management must deliver this year, no excuses, no fuckups. This is just the league and an opportunity to try out things. The real heat comes with the summer days

  6. I just think it shows that we should enjoy our magnificent senior team,we have so many great days since J Horan took over I dont expect them to las forever,but we really need to focus on having the best practices in place to ensure we can have the best chance of success,in the future the minor result would not let us sleep easy

  7. If we never win another game at minor level it is still better than having young lads crocked before they can progress to the next level.

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