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No Tommy Walsh as Kerry place faith in youngsters ahead of McGrath Cup clash

The returning star had originally been expected to feature in Sunday’s game.

Tommy Walsh pictured playing for Kerry in 2009.
Tommy Walsh pictured playing for Kerry in 2009.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Updated at 13.38

KERRY HAVE NAMED their side for this weekend’s McGrath Cup quarter-final against Tralee IT, with Tommy Walsh conspicuous by his absence.

The returning star had originally been expected to feature, but Walsh is understood to still be unavailable.

Darragh Ó Sé has largely placed faith in youth in the absence of the All-Ireland-winning panel, who do not return from their team holiday until early on Monday.

The Kerry team to compete in Austin Stack Park Tralee on Sunday at 2pm is as follows:

1 Shane Murphy (Kilcummin)

2 Sean T. Dillon (St Senans)
3 Caoimhín Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht)
4 Donal Maher (Kilcummin)

5 Paul McMahon (St Pats)
6 Tadhg Morley (Templenoe)
7 Shane O’Connor (John Mitchels)

8 Conor McGillicuddy (Glenbeigh/Glencar)
9 Jack Barry (Na Gaeil)

10 Adam Barry (Brosna)
11 James Crean (Annascaul)
12 Gary Sayers (Keel)

13 Kevin McCarthy (Kilcummin)
14 Gavan O’Grady (Glenbeigh/Glencar)
15 Paul Kennelly (Ballydonoghue)

Subs:

16 Padraig McCarthy (Rathmore)
17 Brian Crowley (Templenoe)
18 Brian Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht)
19 Dara Roche (Glenflesk)
20 Micheál Burns (Dr Crokes)
21 Matthew Flaherty (Dingle)
22 Liam Carey (Beaufort)
23 Cormac Coffey (Kerins O’Rahillys)
24 Cathal Murphy (Rathmore)
25 Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle)
26 Killian Spillane (Templenoe)
27 Cillian Fitzgerald (Churchill)
28 Tom Ladden (Keel)

Bainisteoir: Darragh Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht)

Trainer/Selector: Ciarán McCabe

Selectors: Seamus Moynihan (Glenflesk), John Shanahan (Valentia)

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