Monday 24 October 2016

Fitzmaurice wields the axe as All-Ireland-winning captain is cut from Kerry panel - Report

Published 06/05/2016 | 17:19

Ex-Kerry captain Kieran O'Leary has been dropped from the Kerry panel as Eamonn Fitzmaurice looks to help his team rebound from their heavy league final defeat to Dublin last month.

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The Irish Examiner is reporting that O'Leary, who was co-captain on the Kerry team that won the All-Ireland championship in 2014, has been cut from the team along with Pa Kilkenny, Jack Sherwood, Paul O’Sullivan and Aidan Walsh.

This will come as a big blow to O'Leary, who missed all of last summer's championship with a ruptured achilles tendon. Kerry start their 2016 campaign with a Munster semi-final in Killarney on June 12th against either Limerick or Clare.

This is the second cull of the day from a major inter-county team, with Mikey Conroy one of a number of Mayo players cut by Stephen Rochford, as reported by the Irish Independent.

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