Dublin: 16°C Friday 17 September 2021
Advertisement

O'Connor rings the changes for Kerry's Croker curtain-raiser with Dubs

Manager Jack O’Connor has made eight changes from the side that lost to the Dubs in last September’s All-Ireland final.

Darran O'Sullivan.
Darran O'Sullivan.
Image: INPHO/James Crombie

SO, HERE WE go again.

Kerry have named their side to face Dublin in the Allianz Football League opener at Croke Park on Saturday.

And manager Jack O’Connor has made eight changes from the side that lost to the Dubs in last September’s All-Ireland final.

James O’Donoghue makes his first competitive start for the Kingdom at corner forward in place of Colm Cooper. The Dr Crokes man is, of course, unavailable due to the Killarney outfit’s upcoming AIB All-Ireland Club semi-final.

Darran O’Sullivan starts at No 11 with Dromid Pearses’ man Declan O’Sullivan taking a breather, following the junior club’s dramatic exit from the Junior Club Championship against Derryresk last month.

Kieran Donaghy captains the side from full-forward in Cooper’s absence. Here’s the full run down:

Be part
of the team

Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership.

Become a Member

Kerry (v Dublin, Saturday, Croke Park): B Kealy: S Enright; M Ó Sé, P Crowley; T Ó Sé, K Young, B Maguire; S Scanlon, B Sheehan; P Galvin, D O’Sullivan, S O’Sullivan; J O’Donoghue, K Donaghy (capt), BJ Keane.

Both Derrytresk and Dromid hit with heavy bans and fines for brawl

Pop quiz: Pizza or chips for Kieran Donaghy and Alan Brogan?

About the author:

Read next:

COMMENTS