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Kerry and Cork ring the changes for minor football tie

The sides drew 2-13 apiece last week and replay their encounter tomorrow night in Tralee.

Kerry minor boss Mickey Ned O'Sullivan.
Kerry minor boss Mickey Ned O'Sullivan.
Image: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

MICKEY NED O’SULLIVAN has made two changes for the Kerry minor footballer’s clash with Cork tomorrow night.

The sides meet in a provincial quarter-final replay in Austin Stack Park in Tralee after they finished all square at 2-13 apiece last Friday night in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Kevin Shanahan of Ardfert and Conor Jordan of Austin Stacks, both of whom were introduced during the drawn game, are handed starting berths.

They come into the side at midfield and full-forward respectively for the counties meeting in the Electric Ireland Munster MFC.

Barry O’Sullivan and Shane O’Connor both drop to the bench.

KERRY: Shane Ryan (Rathmore); Sean T Dilllon (St Senan’s), Cathal Ó Luing (An Ghaeltacht), Pádraig Ó Conchúir (Dingle); Matthew Flaherty (Dingle), Greg Horan (Austin Stacks), Brian Sugrue (Renard); Eanna Ó Conchúir (An Ghaeltacht), Kevin Shanahan (Ardfert); David Foran (St Senan’s), Jack Savage (Kerins O’Rahilly’s), Tomás Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht); Conor Keane (Legion), Conor Jordan (Austin Stacks), Killian Spillane (Templenoe).

The Kerry substitutes have also been named for tomorrow’s game.

Subs: Darragh O’Shea (Ballydonoghue), Shane O’Connor (John Mitchels), Barry O’Sullivan (Dingle), Fionán Clifford (Waterville), Kieran Murphy (Glenflesk), Paudie Carroll (Ardfert), Michéál Burns (Dr Crokes), Joe O’Kelly (Austin Stacks), Tony Brosnan (Dr Crokes).

Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald has rung the changes with Aidan Moynihan, whose goal from a late penalty in extra-time rescued a draw for Cork last week,  amongst those in from the start on this occasion.

In defence Dylan Quinn comes into the team at full-back, Kevin Flahive is selected at corner-back and Sean White gets the nod at half-back. Conor Kingston starts at midfield while Richard O’Sullivan comes in at wing-forward.

Injuries have contributed to some of Cork’s switches with Niall Hayes, Kieran Histon, Rickard Cahalane, Peter O’Neill, Don O’Driscoll and Conor O’Driscoll the players to make way.

CORK: Anthony Casey (Kiskeam); Michael McSweeney (Newcestown), Dylan Quinn (St Finbarr’s), Kevin Flahive (Douglas); Sean White (Clonakilty), Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers), Kevin O’Neill (Glenville); Ryan Harkin (Mallow), Conor Kingston (Douglas); Richard O’Sullivan (Kilmacabea), Killian O’Connor (Mallow), Kevin Cremin (Boherbue); Michael Cahalane (Bandon), Aidan Moynihan (Canovee), Jack Bushe (Ilen Rovers).

The Cork substitutes have also been named for the clash.

Subs: Colm O’Driscoll (Castlehaven), Kieran Histon (Cobh), Rickard Cahalane (Sliabh Rua), Conor O’Driscoll (Mizen Rovers), Patrick O’Brian (Bandon), Donal O’Driscoll (Clann na Gael), Adam Lyne (St Finbarr’s), James Moynihan (Canovee), Mark Prendergast (Ballincollig)

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