KIERAN DONAGHY was at the centre of an all-Ireland final injury scare last night after limping out of Kerry's training session.
Donaghy was taken to Tralee General Hospital for an X-Ray after injuring a foot and, while Kerry County Board chairman Sean Walsh expressed confidence that the ace forward would be fit for Sunday's showdown, there is bound to be anxiety in the Kingdom camp.
The star forward was, however, named in the team as Kerry manager Pat O'Shea opted for the same side that defeated Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final.
Rookie defenders Padraig Reidy and Killian Young will line up in the big match parade for the first time as will midfielder Seamus Scanlon and Bryan Sheehan, who came on as a sub last year against Mayo.
Gone from last year's 15 are Michael McCarthy and Seamus Moynihan, who have both retired, while wing-forward Sean O'Sullivan, midfielder Tommy Griffin and Mike Frank Russell are now on the bench.
Scanlon's midfield partner Darragh O Se bids for his fifth All-Ireland medal, a feat not achieved by any footballer since the legendary Kerry team of the Seventies and Eighties.
Cork boss Billy Morgan has delayed naming his team.
Anthony Lynch, who broke a bone in a hand during a practice match last Saturday and was immediately ruled out, is now being given an outside chance of playing.
Cork doctor Con Murphy originally indicated that because of the nature of the break Lynch had no chance of playing, but now they are thought to be exploring every possibility that would allow the experienced defender to play.
James Masters is also being given a couple of extra days to determine if he will be up to the rigours of such an intense match after fracturing his jaw.
KERRY (SF v Cork) - D Murphy; M O Se, T O'Sullivan, P Reidy; T O Se, A O'Mahony, K Young; D O Se, S Scanlon; P Galvin, D O'Sullivan E Brosnan; C Cooper, K Donaghy, B Sheehan.