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Fitzmaurice makes two changes as Kerry target tricky Monaghan victory

Midfielder David Moran will line out for the Kingdom for the first time since 7 February.

Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

KERRY BOSS EAMONN Fitzmaurice has made two changes to his Kerry side for this Sunday’s vital Division 1 Allianz Football League clash against Monaghan in Clones (3pm).

With just two rounds of fixtures remaining Kerry sit in fourth spot on the table following three wins and two losses while Monaghan are just two points in arrears.

David Moran is back in midfield following his injury-enforced absence since Kerry’s loss to Roscommon last month. Captain Bryan Sheehan, who picked up a hand injury against Mayo last time out, drops out of the starting XV.

Elsewhere, Brian Kelly replaces Brendan Kealy between the sticks as Fitzmaurice continues to rotate his goalkeepers.

Paul Geaney is named among the substitutes for the first time this season, his last appearance for the Kingdom coming in September’s All-Ireland final against Dublin, and he is joined on the bench by fellow long-term absentee Killian Young.

The experienced Aidan O’Mahony will captain the side in the absence of Sheehan.

Kerry

1. Brian Kelly (Killarney Legion)

2. Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht)
3. Mark Griffin (St Michaels/Foilmore)
4. Shane Enright (Tarbert)

5. Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers)
6. Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore, capt)
7. Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes)

8. Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks)
9. David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys)

10. Johnny Buckley (Dr Crokes)
11. Paul Murphy (Rathmore)
12. Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane)

13. Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar)
14. Colm Cooper (Dr Crokes)
15. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)

Subs:
16. Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin)
17. Killian Young (Renard)
18. Alan Fitzgerald (Castlegregory)
19. Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys)
20. Padraig O’Connor (Killarney Legion)
21. Brendan O’Sullivan (Valentia)
22. Denis Daly (St Marys)
23. Pa Kilkenny (Glenbeigh/Glencar)
24. Jonathan Lyne (Killarney Legion)
25. Paul Geaney (Dingle)
26. Aidan Walsh (St Marys)

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