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Saturday 16 December 2017

Kerry: The ins and the outs...

Three for the chop


It's less than three years since O'Mahony was named man of the match in the 2006 All-Ireland final but the Rathmore man is no longer infallible. In the two games against Cork, he was seen far too often on the back foot.


One of Kerry football's finest ever servants but it's becoming increasingly clear that o Se is no longer a 70-minute man. His fitness levels will improve as the summer progresses but he's surely now a more viable option as an impact sub.

PAdraig Reidy

Reidy has come under pressure before in his short career and if O'Connor decides to re-jig his full-back line, the Scartaglin man will lose out. Deploying Daniel Bohane or Tommy Griffin at full-back will free Tom O'Sullivan to one of the of the corners, with Marc O Se occupying the other slot.

Three to come in

David Moran

Moran appeared as a substitute in both games against Cork and made enough of an impression to suggest that he should start from now on. Ogie's son offers options at midfield and in the half-forward line.

Aidan O'Shea

Another son of a former Kerry great, Jack, Aidan is currently on the fringes looking in. He was imperious at full-back for Mid-Kerry last year and can also do a job in the half-back line.

Kieran Donaghy

Donaghy is needed now more than ever. 'Star' should return to training within the next fortnight and if he returns in time for the Qualifiers, Kerry's season will take off. Made a spectacular impact when O'Connor deployed him at full-forward in 2006 and can be the catalyst again.

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