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Maurice Fitz, Joyce, Ó Sé and Donnellan - Kerry and Galway greats to clash again

The teams face off tomorrow afternoon in Dingle.

Maurice Fitzgerald and Tomas Meehan Maurice Fitzgerald and Tomas Meehan will be in opposition tomorrow. Source: Andrew Paton/INPHO

THE STARS OF Kerry and Galway football around the turn of the millennium will be back in action tomorrow afternoon, when they face off in a charity game in West Kerry.

Maurice Fitzgerald, Padraig Joyce, Seamus Moynihan, Michael Donnellan, Tomás Ó Sé and Jarlath Fallon are some of the household names that will be part of legendary Kerry and Galway sides that will feature in an exhibition game.

The match takes place in Páirc an Ághsaigh, the home of Dingle GAA, at 3.30pm tomorrow afternoon and it’s all in aid of ‘Cáirde Friends Matter’, as part of their launch weekend.

The players from the two counties faced off in high-profile clashes, like the drawn and replay All-Ireland final in 2000. Between 1997 and 2004, Kerry and Galway won a combined haul of five All-Ireland senior titles and nine provincial crowns.

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Padraig Joyce and Seamus Moynihan Kerry's Padraig Joyce and Kerry's Seamus Moynihan. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

The feats of the players involved was illustrated by the fact that the two counties had 38 All-Star award winners – Kerry 20 and Galway 18 – in that same seven year time frame.

Eoin ‘Bomber’ Liston and John O’Mahony are the managers of the respective Kingdom and Tribesmen sides for tomorrow’s game, with Moynihan and Ray Silke the respective captains.

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