Tuesday 21 November 2017

galvin not on the move

PAUL Galvin returns from suspension to bolster Kerry in tomorrow's relegation dog-fight with Monaghan but he's not going anywhere, positionally, for the moment at least, WRITES CLIONA FOLEY.

There was heavy speculation that with Aidan O'Mahony suspended and Mike McCarthy still not back, Kerry would move the Footballer of the Year to a centre-back role, but Galvin is slotted into his usual half-forward spot, replacing David Moran who has a broken finger.

Tomas O Se moves into centre back, and with Padraig Reidy also injured, Daniel Bohane comes into the right wing, allowing Mark O Se to return to corner back. Up front, Darran O'Sullivan replaces Kieran O'Leary.

Armagh have made three changes to their side to face Donegal in a game that will decide who plays Down in the Division 2 final. Barry Shannon,Tony Kernan and Charlier Vernon come in.

Injuries have robbed Donegal of key men Brendan Boyle and David Walsh; Edward Kelly, Leo McLoone and Adrian Hanlon will all start.

Kildare's attack has been boosted by the return to their starters of All Star nominee Alan Smith for the first time since last year's All-Ireland quarter-finals.

Smith missed most of the pre-season with a back injury but is fit to face Meath, who give a league debut to defender David Dalton, son of former Kildare great Davy.

Irish Independent

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