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Tipperary handed injury boost as Kerry make two changes for minor showdown

Both sides have showed their hand ahead of Sunday’s Croke Park final.

Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Updated at 20.30pm

KERRY HAVE MADE two changes for Sunday’s Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor decider against Tipperary.

Captain Mark O’Connor has shaken off injury problems to start at midfield while his clubmate Tom O’Sullivan is named at corner-back.

Mike Breen and Daniel O’Brien are the two players to make way as they drop out of the half-back line.

Positional changes see Andrew Barry go to centre-back while Jack Morgan gets the nod at wing-back.

Meanwhile, Tipperary have named their side for this weekend’s decider with manager Charlie McGeever making one change to his XV.

Stephen Quirke has recovered from injury and returns to the team with


1. Billy Courtney (Dr Crokes)

2. Darren Brosnan (Gneeveguilla)
3. Jason Foley (Ballydonoghue)
4. Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle)

5. Jack Morgan (Austin Stacks)
6. Andrew Barry (Na Gaeil)
7. Gavin White (Dr Crokes)

8. Mark O’Connor (Dingle – captain)
9. John Mark Foley (Kilgarvan)

10. Brian Ó’Seanacháin (Ballydonoghue)
11. Sean O’Shea (Kenmare)
12. Brandon Barrett (Ardfert)

13. Michael Foley (Spa)
14. Bryan Sweeney (Listowel Emmets)
15. Conor Geaney(Dingle)

16. Eoghan O’Brien (Churchill)
17. Mike Breen (Beaufort)
18. Daniel O’Brien (Glenflesk)
19. Stephen O’Sullivan (Templenoe)
20. Dara O’Shea (Kenmare)
21. James Duggan (John Mitchels)
22. Graham O’Sullivan (Dromid Pearses)
23. Ronan Buckley (Listry)
24. Evan Cronin (Spa)

Additional Players
Jack Goulding (Ballyduff), David Shaw (Dr Crokes), Niall Collins (Listowel Emmets), Michael Reidy (Ballymacelligott), Ferdia O’Brien (Austin Stacks), David Roche (Milltown-Castlemaine)

Injured Player
Cormac Linnane (Beale)


1. Charlie Manton (Fethard)

2. Tadhg Fitzgerald (Moyle Rovers)
3. Jack Skehan (Holycross Ballycahill)
4. Tommy Lowry (Arravale Rovers)

5. Danny Owens Capt. (Moyle Rovers)
6. Liam Fahy (Rockwell Rovers)
7. Emmet Moloney (Drom & Inch)

8. Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)
9. Tommy Nolan (Drom & Inch)

10. Aidan Buckley (St. Patricks)
11. Alan Tynan (Inane Rovers)
12. Colin English (Fr. Sheehys)

13. Stephen Quirke (Moyle Rovers)
14. Brian McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)
15. Brendan Martin (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

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