Monday 16 September 2019

Kerry team named for Sunday's All-Ireland SFC final clash with Dublin

Gavin White will captain Kerry in Sunday's All-Ireland SFC final. Photo: Sportsfile
Gavin White will captain Kerry in Sunday's All-Ireland SFC final. Photo: Sportsfile

Alan Waldron

Kerry manager Peter Keane has named his team to face Dublin in Sunday's All-Ireland final

Gavin White will skipper the Kingdom as Keane’s side attempt to thwart Dublin’s five-in-a-row attempt.

White’s inclusion is the sole change to the side that defeated Tyrone last time out with Keane deciding against including Tommy Walsh and Jack Barry in his starting XV despite speculation that both would get the nod for the biggest day in the football calendar.

Dr Crokes man White, who didn’t feature at all in this year’s Allianz league campaign, was introduced for Shane Enright at half-time in the Tyrone semi-final.

And it is Tarbert defender Enright who misses out on a spot in the All-Ireland final in a tactical reshuffle that sees Brian Ó Beaglaoich shift to left half-back and White line out at right half-forward.

Dublin are expected to name their side tomorrow, with Jim Gavin likely to keep faith with the starting XV that saw off Mayo so convincingly.

KERRY (SFC v Dublin): Shane Ryan; Jason Foley, Tadhg Morley, Tom O’Sullivan; Paul Murphy, Gavin Crowley, Brian O’Beaglaoich; David Moran, Adrian Spillane; Gavin White, Sean O’Shea, Stephen O’Brien; David Clifford, Paul Geaney, Killian Spillane.

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