Kerry call on experience for Sunday’s clash with Down

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has opted to strengthen his team ahead of Kerry’s journey to face Down in Newry on Sunday by adding the experience of Marc O’Sé to the back line and by placing the returning Colm Cooper and Kieran Donaghey on the bench. Brendan Kealy is preferred in goal over Brian Kelly. Padraig O’Connor comes into the half back line in place of Paul Murphy who has moved into the attack and Fionn Fitzgerald also starts in the half back line instead  of the injured Killian Young. Captain Bryan Sheehan starts ahead of Johnny Buckley and will be partnered in midfield by David Moran. Fitzmaurice has also made changes to his forward line with Aidan Walsh coming in for Jonathan Lyne and Alan Fitzgerald has pushed Tommy Walsh onto the bench where he will join club mate Barry John Keane who has lost his starting position as a result of Paul Murphy’s move up field. Kerry have already lost to Dublin and Roscommon this season and a win against Down at the weekend would help kick start the Kingdoms campaign.

The full team is as follows:
1. Brendan Kealy
2. Marc Ó Sé
3. Mark Griffin
4. Shane Enright
5. Padraig O’Connor
6. Aidan O’Mahony
7. Fionn Fitzgerald
8. David Moran
9. Bryan Sheehan (C)
10. Aidan Walsh
11. Paul Murphy
12. Donnchadh Walsh
13. Darran O’Sullivan
14. Alan Fitzgerald
15. Stephen O’Brien

Substitutes:

16. Brian Kelly
17. Tommy Walsh
18. Barry John Keane
19. Colm Cooper
20. Kieran Donaghy
21. Brendan O’Sullivan
22. Pa Kilkenny
23. Paul O’Sullivan
24. Peter Crowley
25. Philip O’Connor
26. Denis Daly

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