Thursday 22 March 2018

Wholesale changes for the Kingdom as Cooper and Donaghy take the bench for clash with Down

Kerry's Marc Ó Sé will make his first start of the campaign against Down
Kerry's Marc Ó Sé will make his first start of the campaign against Down

The Kerry side to play Down in Round 3 of the Allianz League in Pairc Esler on Sunday shows seven changes in personnel and a number of positional changes from the side defeated by Roscommon in Round 2.

Brendan Kealy takes over from Brian Kelly in goal, Marc Ó Sé comes into the full back line for his first game of the season in place of his Gaeltacht clubmate Brian Ó Beaglaóich who reverts to the Under 21 panel.

Padraig O’Connor comes into the half back line in place of Paul Murphy who moves to the attack and Fionn Fitzgerald also starts in the half back line instead of Killian Young.

Team Captain Bryan Sheehan, comes in for Johnny Buckley to partner David Moran at midfield, and up front, Aidan Walsh of St Marys makes his League debut in place of Jonathan Lyne, Paul Murphy starts at centre forward with Barry John Keane the one to lose out while Castlegregory’s Alan Fitzgerald takes over at full forward from Tommy Walsh.

Killian Young, Johnny Buckley and Jonathan Lyne are carrying knocks and are not part of Sunday’s match day squad.

Kerry team to play Down;

Brendan Kealy;  Marc Ó Sé , Mark Griffin, Shane Enright ; Padraig O’Connor, Aidan O’Mahony,  Fionn Fitzgerald; David Moran, Bryan Sheehan(C); Aidan Walsh, Paul Murphy, Donnchadh Walsh; Darran O’Sullivan, Alan Fitzgerald, Stephen O’Brien.

Replacements: Brian Kelly , Tommy Walsh, Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys,  Colm Cooper, Kieran  Donaghy, Brendan O’Sullivan,Pa Kilkenny,  Paul O’Sullivan, Peter Crowley Laune Rangers, Philip O’Connor,  Denis Daly.

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