Two changes to Kerry team for All-Ireland junior final as they bid for four in-a-row

The Kingdom face Galway in Ennis tomorrow afternoon.

A general view of a Kerry flag.
A general view of a Kerry flag.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

KERRY HAVE SHOWN their hand for tomorrow’s All-Ireland junior football final against Galway, as they bid for four in-a-row at Cusack Park, Ennis (throw-in 2pm).

The Kingdom ran out six-point winners over Kildare the last day  to leave them 60 minutes away from a fourth consecutive All-Ireland success in this grade.

Paudie Clifford, older brother of senior forward David, starred on that occasion in Pairc Tailteann, chipping in with 1-3 and setting up Cillian Fitzgerald’s decisive late goal.

Jimmy Keane has made two personnel changes to the starting 15 who saw off the Lilywhites ahead of their decider with the Tribesmen.

Na Gaeil’s Andrew Barry comes into the fold to start at centre-half back, while Denis Daly — who logged National League minutes under Eamonn Fitzmaurice in 2017 and 2016 — moves to the half-forward line.

Ronan Buckley is the player to make way to facilitate the switch, while John Mitchels’ Seán Moloney starts in the half-back line in place of Conor O’Shea.

Galway are yet to name their side after they booked their spot in the final by beating Kilkenny on a scoreline of 2-12 to 2-8.


1. Darragh O’Shea (Ballydonoghue)

2. Trevor Wallace (Ardfert)
3. Dan O’Donoghue (Spa, Killarney)
4. Paul O’Sullivan (Valentia)

5. Pádraig Ó Connor (Gneeveguilla)
6. Andrew Barry (Na Gaeil)
7.  Seán Moloney (John Mitchels)

8. Kieran Murphy (Kilcummin – captain)
9. Ronan Murphy (Beaufort)

10. Evan Cronin (Spa, Killarney)
11. Paudie Clifford (Fossa)
12. Denis Daly (St Mary’s, Caherciveen)

13. Thomas Hickey (Castleisland Desmonds)
14. Lee Donoghue (Glenflesk)
15. Niall Ó Sé (Dromid Pearses)


16. Eoin O’Brien (Churchill)
17. Darren Brosnan (Gneeveguilla)
18. Seán T Dillon (St Senan’s)
19. Conor O’Shea (St Mary’s, Caherciveen)
20. Ronan Buckley (Listry)
21. Brian Crowley (Templenoe)
22. Chris Farley (Dromid Pearses)
23. Cillian Fitzgerald (Churchill)
24. Gary O’Leary (Kilcummin)

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