Thursday 24 May 2018

Kerry welcome back James O’Donoghue for battle with the Banner

James O'Donoghue
James O'Donoghue

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has welcomed James O’Donoghue back into the Kerry starting line up as one of three changes to the side that beat Tipperary in the Munster decider for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final against Clare at Croke Park.

In the half back line, Peter Crowley replaces the Aidan O’Mahony, David Moran comes into midfield ahead of Bryan Sheehan and O’Donoghue, making is first start since last year’s All Ireland defeat to Dublin, is drafted in for the injured Colm Cooper, while Killian Young captains the side

The substitutes list is notable for the fact that three of this year’s Under 21 side, Tom O’Sullivan, Barry O’Sullivan and Tony Brosnan, make the championship match day squad for the first time.

Michael Geaney, who replaced Colm Cooper in the course of the Munster Final, misses the game through injury as do Cooper and Johnny Buckley.

1. Brian Kelly

2. Shane Enright

3. Mark Griffin

4. Killian Young (C)

5. Brian Ó Beaglaoich

6. Peter Crowley

7. Tadhg Morley

8. Kieran Donaghy

9. David Moran Kerins

10. Stephen O’Brien

11. Paul Murphy

12. Donnchadh Walsh

13. Darran O’Sullivan

14. Paul Geaney Dingle

15. James O’Donoghue


16. Brendan Kealy

17. Bryan Sheehan

18. Aidan O’Mahony

19. Anthony Maher

20. Barry John Keane

21. Marc Ó Sé Killarney Legion

23. Fionn Fitzgerald

24. Tom O’Sullivan

25. Barry O’Sullivan

26. Tony Brosnan

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