Tuesday 12 December 2017


BARRY JOHN KEANE -- The Kerins O'Rahilly's forward made his senior championship debut against Tipperary in 2010. Jack O'Connor started him in every game in the 'regular' league season but he's a sub on Sunday.

SHANE ENRIGHT -- Tom O'Sullivan's retirement opened up a spot in the full-back line. Enright won an All-Ireland U-21 medal in 2008 before making his championship debut last year against Limerick. Regular in the league and starts against Tipperary.

Johnny Buckley -- Made his case for inclusion after helping both UCC and Dr Crokes to SFC titles. David Moran's ongoing injury woes mean he's not far down the queue. Made his senior debut against Laois in the league.

James O'Donoghue -- The Legion star made his debut against Cork in the championship last year and made a promising start to the league. Unfortunate to be trying to break into the most competitive forward line in the country, with the likes of Cooper, Galvin and the O'Sullivans nailed-on starters if fit.

Peter Crowley -- Padraig Reidy's axing opens the door for defenders to make an impression. The Laune man featured in all but one league game -- the win over Laois -- and will play at left half-back against Tipp in Thurles.

Irish Independent

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