Monday 21 January 2019

Kerry's O'Shea ruled out through injury

Sean O'Shea of Kerry. Photo: Sportsfile
Sean O'Shea of Kerry. Photo: Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Promising forward Sean O'Shea will not feature for Kerry against Kildare in tonight's Allianz Division 1 league match after limping out of the Dublin game at half-time last Sunday.

Shane Enright and Adrian Spillane also make way as Fionn Fitzgerald, Daithi Casey and Barry John Keane come in for the reigning champions.

Paul Geaney, who was also replaced through injury at half-time against Dublin, has recovered.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Mickey O'Neill has been drafted into the Tyrone team to replace Niall Morgan for tomorrow's trip to face Mayo in Castlebar.

Dublin look set to be without Cian O'Sullivan until mid-July after the three-time All-Star underwent shoulder surgery following an injury suffered against Kerry. The Kilmacud Crokes defender faces a race to get back for a possible Leinster final, on June 24.

The Dublin football championship can proceed after a Thomas Davis challenge to the new structures, that divides the senior championship into 'A' and 'B' sections, was dismissed by the Disputes Resolution Authority,

In hurling, Kilkenny make four changes for their league quarter-final with Offaly. Conor Browne, Ollie Walsh, Liam Blanchfield and Richie Reid come in for Enda Morrissey, Martin Keoghan, Pat Lyng and John Donnelly.

Elsewhere, Colm Galvin returns to the Clare team after missing the defeat to Waterford with a back injury.

James Barry, Seamus Kennedy, Cian Darcy and, for the first time this year, Michael Cahill are recalled to Tipperary's starting team for their game with Dublin, who include Rian McBride for Cian Costello in their only change from the Laois game.

Elsewhere, the Waterford County Board have explained Walsh Park is unavailable for this year's two home games in the Munster SHC because of the impending removal of the western boundary wall.

Irish Independent

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