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Cooper in but O'Donoghue out as Kerry name 7 of All-Ireland team for Munster opener

The sides clash in Thurles next Sunday.

Colm Cooper is back for Kerry.
Colm Cooper is back for Kerry.
Image: Presseye/Andrew Paton/INPHO

COLM COOPER RETURNS but there’s no James O’Donoghue in the Kerry team for Sunday’s Munster semi-final clash against Tipperary.

There’s only seven members of the team named that started when Kerry lifted Sam Maguire with victory over Donegal last September.

Those survivors are Marc Ó Sé, Peter Crowley, Killian Young, Anthony Maher, Johnny Buckley, Paul Geaney and Kieran Donaghy.

Brendan Kealy comes in to goal while Mark Griffin, Shane Enright and Jonathan Lyne are the new additions in defence. Bryan Sheehan is selected at midfield and the trio of Michael Geaney, Colm Cooper and Barry John Keane are named in attack.

A formidable looking Kerry bench contains players like James O’Donoghue, Fionn Fitzgerald, Darran O’Sullivan and Donnchadh Walsh.

Injury rules out Paul Murphy, David Moran, Paul Galvin and Kieran O’Leary.

David Moran David Moran is out injured for Kerry on Sunday.


1. Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin)

2. Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht)
3. Mark Griffin (St Michaels/Foilmore)
4. Shane Enright (Tarbert)

5. Jonathan Lyne (Killarney Legion)
6. Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers)
7. Killian Young (Renard)

8. Anthony Maher (Duagh)
9. Bryan Sheehan (St Mary’s)

10. Michael Geaney (Dingle)
11. Colm Cooper (Dr Crokes)
12. Johnny Buckley (Dr Crokes)

13. Paul Geaney (Dingle)
14. Kieran Donaghy (C) (Austin Stacks)
15. Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys)

16. Brian Kelly (Killarney Legion)
17. James O’Donoghue (Killarney Legion)
18. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)
19. Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore)
20. Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar)
21. Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes)
22. Tommy Walsh (Kerins O’Rahillys)
23. Alan Fitzgerald (Castlegregory)
24. Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane)
25. Jack Sherwood (Firies)
26. Pa Kilkenny (Glenbeigh/Glencar)

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