Curtin and Crowley to start for Kerry

Curtin and Crowley to start for Kerry

Moyvane's Patrick Curtin has been rewarded for his consistent league form by being included in the Kerry team to face Tipperary in Thurles on Sunday.

Kieran Donaghy is a notable casualty as Curtin joins captain Colm Cooper and Declan O'Sullivan in the Kingdom's full-forward line for the Munster SFC quarter-final (throw-in 2pm).

O'Sullivan's move into the number 14 jersey allows Kieran O'Leary slot in at left half-forward. Laune Rangers' Peter Crowley, the only other Championship debutant besides Curtin, will line out at left half back.

Kerry manager Jack O'Connor has also decided to start Daniel Bohan at full-back in place of the injured Marc Ó Sé (hamstring).

Kerry and Tipp clashed at this stage of the Munster Championship twelve months ago. That day two goals from Bryan Sheehan and a five-point haul from Cooper guided them to a 2-16 to 0-11 win in Killarney.

KERRY (SFC v Tipperary): Brendan Kealy; Shane Enright, Daniel Bohan, Killian Young; Tomás Ó Sé, Eoin Brosnan, Peter Crowley; Anthony Maher, Bryan Sheehan; Paul Galvin, Darran O'Sullivan, Kieran O'Leary; Colm Cooper (capt), Declan O'Sullivan, Patrick Curtin.

Substitutes: Brian Kelly, Kieran Donaghy, Aidan O'Mahony, James O'Donoghue, Brian Maguire, Barry John Keane, Seamus Scanlon, Johnny Buckley, Jonathan Lyne, Michael Geaney, Fionn Fitzgerald.


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