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Touch and go: Galvin only named as sub for Sunday's semi

Kingdom boss Jack O’Connor picked his starting XV for the game against Mayo last night.

A HAMSTRING INJURY could prevent Paul Galvin from featuring in Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo.

The Finuge clubman was left out of Jack O’Connor’s starting XV last night after he failed to fully shake the effects of the muscle tightness which has disrupted his season.

Galvin will travel to Dublin with the squad and has been named among the Kingdom substitutes, giving O’Connor the opportunity to call on the influential forward if necessary.

His omission is the only change made to the team which started the 1-20 to 0-10 win over Limerick in the quarter-finals three weeks ago.

Tomás Ó Sé, who was an injury concern after he pulled out of a training match last Sunday with a hamstring problem of his own, takes his place at wing-back.

He is joined in the half-back line by Dr Crokes man Eoin Brosnan whose place in the starting line-up was thought to be in jeopardy last week.

In the half-forwards, scorer of wondergoals Darran O’Sullivan returns to action after hobbling off during the win over Limerick.

Connacht champions Mayo, who have a number of injury concerns of their own, are expected to name their starting XV later on this evening.

Kerry (vs Mayo): Kealy; Young, M Ó Sé, O’Sullivan; T Ó Sé, Brosnan, O’Mahony; Maher, Sheehan; Darran O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan, Walsh; Cooper, Donaghy, O’Leary.

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