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Kerry name team for All-Ireland minor football semi-final showdown with Kildare

Peter Keane’s side are in the hunt for three-in-a-row.

The Kingdom beat Derry in the quarter-final.
The Kingdom beat Derry in the quarter-final.
Image: Tommy Greally/INPHO

KERRY HAVE MADE two changes to their team for Sunday’s All-Ireland minor football championship semi-final against Kildare.

Manager Peter Keane has included Diarmuid O’Connor and Brian Friel in his XV for the last four showdown at Croke Park, which precedes the meeting of Dublin and Kerry at 3.30pm.

Bryan Sweeney and Ferdia O’Brien are the players to drop out from the side which defeated Derry at the end of July. Sean O’Shea of Kenmare will captain the Kingdom.

Kerry, who clinched Munster glory earlier in the summer, are in the hunt for a third straight championship crown at minor level. Galway await the winners of Sunday’s clash in the final.

Throw-in at GAA HQ is 1.30pm and the game is live on TG4.

Kerry (v Kildare):

1. Billy Courtney (Dr. Crokes)

2. David Naughton (Dr. Crokes)
3. Niall Collins (Listowel Emmets)
4. Graham O’Sullivan (Dromid Pearses)

5. Michael Potts (Dr. Crokes)
6. Daniel O’Brien (Glenflesk)
7. Micheál Foley (Ballydonoghue)

8. Mike Breen (Beaufort)
9. Mark Ryan (Rathmore)

10. Dara Moynihan (Spa)
11. Sean O’Shea (Kenmare)
12. Diarmuid O’Connor (Na Gaeil)

13. David Clifford (Fossa)
14. David Shaw (Dr. Crokes)
15. Brian Friel (Rathmore)

Subs:

16. Sean Ó Lúing (An Ghaeltacht)
17. Bryan Sweeney (Listowel Emmets)
18. Kieran Dwyer (St. Pats)
19. Ferdia O’Brien (Austin Stacks)
20. Micheál Reidy (Ballymacelligott)
21. Caolim Teahan (Glenbeigh-Glencar)
22. Stefan Okunbar (Na Gaeil)
23. Niall Donohue (Firies)
24. Cormac Linnane (Beale)

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