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Three changes to Kerry team to face Dublin with captain dropped to bench for All-Ireland final

Dublin name their team tomorrow night.

Éamonn Fitzmaurice has picked his Kerry team to start against Dublin.
Éamonn Fitzmaurice has picked his Kerry team to start against Dublin.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

KERRY HAVE MADE three changes for Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Dublin.

Fionn Fitzgerald and Aidan O’Mahony come into the full back line instead of Paul Murphy and Marc Ó Sé while Paul Geaney takes over from Kieran Donaghy in the full forward position.

There have been injury concerns over Murphy and Ó Sé with the 2014 All-Ireland final man-of-the-match from Rathmore and the long-serving stalwart from An Ghaeltacht named on the bench.

Captain Donaghy is also omitted with Geaney rewarded for a superb contribution when introduced against Tyrone in the semi-final.

The strength of Kerry’s bench is shown by the fact that the subs have 28 All-Ireland senior medals and 12 Allstar awards between them.

Kieran Donaghy Kerry captain Kieran Donaghy Source: James Crombie/INPHO


1. Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin)

2. Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes)
3. Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore)
4. Shane Enright (Tarbert)

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

8. David Moran (Kerins O’Rahilly’s)
9. Anthony Maher (Duagh)

10. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)
11.  Johnny Buckley (Dr Crokes)
12. Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane)

13. Colm Cooper (Dr Crokes)
14. Paul Geaney (Dingle)
15. James O’Donoghue (Killarney Legion)

16. Brian Kelly (Killarney Legion)
17. Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks)
18. Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht)
19. Paul Murphy (Rathmore)
20. Bryan Sheehan (St Marys)
21. Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys)
22. Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar)
23. Paul Galvin (Finuge)
24. Tommy Walsh (Kerins O’Rahillys)
25. Pa Kilkenny (Glenbeigh/Glencar)
26. Alan Fitzgerald (Castlegregory)

Additional Squad Members
Mark Griffin (St Michaels-Foilmore)
Jack Sherwood (Firies)
Padraig O’Connor (Killarney Legion)
Philip O’Connor (Cordal)
Michael Geaney (Dingle) (Injured)
Kieran O’Leary (Dr Crokes) (Injured)

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