Kerry duo get their chance to impress
Michael O’Donoghue and Jack Sherwood will both make their league debuts for Kerry in Castlebar tomorrow.
By John Fogarty
Firies’ Sherwood starts at centre-back, flanked by Jonathan Lyne and Killian Young while Spa man O’Donoghue is named on the 40 at left-half forward.
Only six of the team that lost to Donegal in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final are included as Eamonn Fitzmaurice has had to make do with a host of players who are injured or otherwise unavailable.
Elsewhere, Seanie Johnston makes his competitive start for Kildare in this evening’s Division One opener against Donegal.
The former Cavan forward makes up a full-forward line that also features Tomás O’Connor and the evergreen Johnny Doyle.
Johnston came on against Cork in Kildare’s crushing 13-point All-Ireland quarter-final defeat and 10 of the Lilywhites that started that day will do so again in Croke Park at 5pm.
In Mick O’Dowd’s first game as Meath manager, Joe Sheridan is named in midfield for the Division Three trip to face Monaghan in Clones, a role he had been given in the O’Byrne Cup campaign.
John Galvin is not named in the Limerick team to face Leitrim in their Division Four tie but could yet figure as a substitute.
Peter Creedon has made seven changes to the Tipperary team that lost last Saturday’s McGrath Cup final to Kerry for their hosting of Carlow tomorrow.
KERRY (SF v Mayo): B Kealy; M Ó Sé, A O’Mahony, S Enright; J Lyne, J Sherwood, K Young; A Maher, J Buckley; M Geaney, Darran O’Sullivan, M O’Donoghue; BJ Keane, P Curtin, P Geaney.
KILDARE (SF v Donegal): S Connolly; O Lyons, P Kelly, H McGrillen; E Bolton, M Foley, M Conway; G White, P O’Neill; B Flanagan, C McNally, E O’Flaherty; S Johnston, T O’Connor, J Doyle.
DOWN (SF v Tyrone): M Cunningham; D Turley, D McCartan, R Boyle; R Mallon, A Carr, D O’Hagan; K King, K McKiernan; K Quinn, M Poland, B Coulter; C Laverty, C Harrison, P McComiskey.
WEXFORD (SF v Longford): A Masterson; B Malone, G Molloy, R Tierney; A Doyle, D Murphy, A Flynn; D Waters, C Doyle; M Furlong, B Brosnan, P Byrne; S Roche, R Barry, PJ Banville.
LAOIS (SF v Armagh): E Culliton; C Healy, K Meaney, P O’Leary; D Strong, J O’Loughlin, C Boyle; B Quigley, C Begley; R Munnelly, G Walsh, B Sheehan; D Kingston, P Clancy, C Kelly.
MEATH (SF v Monaghan): P O’Rourke; D Keoghan, B Menton, D Dalton; C Lenihan, E Harrington, S Crosby; J Sheridan, C Gillespie; B Meade, D Carroll, J Queeney; P Gilsenan, P Byrne, B Farrell.
MONAGHAN (SF v Meath): M Keogh; C Walshe, F Kelly, K Duffy; M McElroy, D Hughes, D Mone; O Lennon, D Clerkin; O Duffy, P Finlay, S McQuillan; K Hughes, C McManus, D Malone.
LIMERICK (SF v Leitrim): B Scanlon; C Coady, J McCarthy, M O’Riordan; S Lavin, P Browne, P Ranahan; T Lee, B O’Brien; S O’Carroll, J Riordan, D O’Connor; E O’Connor, G Collins, I Ryan.
TIPPERARY (SF v Carlow): P Fitzgerald; A Morrissey, P Codd, J Coghlan; B Fox, R Kiely, C McDonald; G Hannigan, P Quirke; D Leahy, A Maloney, H Coghlan; M Quinlivan, P Acheson, B Grogan.
CARLOW (SF v Tipperary): T O’Reilly; BJ Molloy, S Mernagh, B Kavanagh; K Nolan, D Hayden, T Bolger; D Foley, S Redmond; R Walker, P Reid, E Ruth; B Murphy, W Minchin, D St Ledger.
OFFALY (SF v London): A Mulhall; B Darby, E Rigney, S Pender; D Hanlon, D Kelly, G Guilfoyle; A McNamee, R Dalton; R Brady, B Connor, E Carroll, M Mitchell, N McNamee, A Sullivan.
FERMANAGH (SF v Wicklow): C Snow; R McCluskey, S Lyons, J Woods; M O’Brien, B Cox, D McCusker; J Sherry, R Jones; T McElroy, S McCabe, E Donnelly; P Ward, D Keenan, K Connor.
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