THE Kerry Youths have a chance to redeem themselves next Friday evening when they play the Limerick District League in the second round of the FAI Youths Inter League.
They lost their opening game 5-0 to the Desmond League at Askeaton so nothing short of a win will suffice if they are to stay in the hunt to reach the knockout stages of the competition.
Kerry team manager Tadgh Healy has strengthened his panel of players over the past few weeks and preparations are going well in the lead up to the crucial game.
Speaking to The Kerryman he said: "We know what we have to do and if the lads play to form we should be in with a good chance. We were without a few key players for the last game due to unforseen circumstances and with all of them now available for this game as well as a few additions to the panel will give us a much better chance.
"We know the team can play much better than they did against The Desmond League and they will have to if they hope to win the game. The lads are upbeat about the game and they know what is required of them. Limerick lost their first game to Cork so they need to win also so a lot is at stake for both sides."
Kerry will have a much stronger team for this game with Roy Kelliher, Liam Carey, Jack O'Neill, Matt Keane, Adam O'Rourke, Greg Horan and Chris Curley additions to the panel so competition for places will be intense. KERRY YOUTH SQUAD Goalkeepers: Roy Kelliher (Killarney Celtic), Craig Corcoran (Park FC), Josh Reilly (Tralee Dynamos) Defenders: Ryan Downey (captain), Klaudio Dema (Park FC), Ryan Fitzpatrick, Wesley Delaney, Chris Curley (Killarney Celtic), Danny Healy, Killian Regan (Killarney Athletic), Brian O'Connell, (Tralee Dynamos) Midfielders: Cian Sheridan, Ryan Carroll, Sean Ryan (Park FC), Matt Keane, Tony Brosnan (Killarney Celtic), Jarad Sullivan (Tralee Dynamos), Dean Cassidy (Inter Kenmare) Strikers: Jesse Sullivan, Greg Horan, Cian Kennedy, Adam O'Rourke (all Park FC), Jack O'Neill, Liam Carey (Killarney Celtic), Liam O'Connor (Listowel Celtic)