Colm Cooper returns to Kerry starting XV for Tipperary clash but no James O'Donoghue
Published 11/06/2015 | 21:09
Colm 'The Gooch' Cooper will make his long-awaited return to the All-Ireland championship this weekend for the Kingdom's Munster semi-final clash with Tipperary in Thurles on Sunday.
Cooper hasn't played in the Championship since Kerry's All-Ireland semi-final defeat at the hands of Dublin in 2013 after suffering a knee injury.
Seven of the starting line-up that won last year's All-Ireland final are included but there is no place for last year's Player of the Year James O'Donoghue or Tommy Walsh, who take their places on the bench.
Paul Murphy and David Moran both miss the game through injury while Brian Kelly, Aidan O’Mahony, Fionn Fitzgerald, Stephen O’Brien and Donnchadh Walsh are listed among the subs.
The team is as follows:
1. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin
2. Marc Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
3. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilmore
4. Shane Enright Tarbert
5. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion
6. Peter Crowley Laune Rangers
7. Killian Young Renard
8. Anthony Maher Duagh
9. Bryan Sheehan St Marys
10. Michael Geaney Dingle
11. Colm Cooper Dr Crokes
12. Johnny Buckley Dr Crokes
13. Paul Geaney Dingle
14. Kieran Donaghy (C) Austin Stacks
15. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys
16. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion
17. James O’Donoghue Killarney Legion
18. Stephen O’Brien Kenmare
19. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore
20. Darran O’Sullivan Glenbeigh-Glencar
21. Fionn Fitzgerald Dr Crokes
22. Tommy Walsh Kerins O’Rahillys
23. Alan Fitzgerald Castlegregory
24. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane
25. Jack Sherwood Firies
26. Pa Kilkenny Glenbeigh/Glencar