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Kieran Donaghy and Marc Ó Sé dropped as Kerry make three changes for Dublin showdown

Published 17/09/2015 | 21:18

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has dropped captain Kieran Donaghy , as well as Marc O'Se and Paul Murphy for the All-Ireland Final
Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has dropped captain Kieran Donaghy , as well as Marc O'Se and Paul Murphy for the All-Ireland Final

Captain Kieran Donaghy, long serving defender Marc O Se and current Allstar half-back Paul Murphy have all been left off the Kerry team as Eamonn Fitzmaurice's fearless selection policy manifests once again ahead of Sunday's All-Ireland football final with Dublin.

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Donaghy makes way for Paul Geaney who replaced him in the All-Ireland semi-final win over Tyrone and had a major second half impact.

Donaghy's capacity to respond well under pressure and his performance against Dublin and Rory O'Carroll in the 2011 All-Ireland final didn't cut enough ice when it came to the final call.

Aidan O'Mahony comes back into the team for O Se who has been struggling with a hamstring injury for the last week. But O Se is still named on the bench.

Murphy's omission is an even bigger surprise given his form since regaining his place after a collar bone injury for the replayed Munster final with Cork in July.

Fionn Fitzgerald, who he replaced after Fitzgerald had kicked the equaliser against Cork to force the replay, comes back in.

Kerry: B Kealy; F Fitzgerald, A O'Mahony, S Enright; J Lyne, P Crowley, K Young; D Moran, A Maher; S O'Brien, J Buckley, D Walsh; C Cooper, P Geaney, J O'Donoghue.

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