Kerry V Tipperary Electric Ireland GAA Minor Football Championship Final

Kerry V Tipperary Electric Ireland GAA Minor Football Championship Final

By Peter McNamara

The Kerry Minor Football Team to play Tipperary in the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Football Championship Final in Croke Park on Sunday next shows two personnel and a number of positional changes from the side that defeated Derry in the Semi Final – Tom O’Sullivan and Captain, Mark O’Connor, come into the side at corner back and midfield respectively, Andrew Barry reverts to centre back with Mike Breen and Daniel O’Brien the players to lose out.

The team, captained by Dingle’s Conor Geaney, is as follows:

1. Billy Courtney Dr. Crokes

2. Darren Brosnan Gneeveguilla

3. Jason Foley Ballydonoghue

4. Tom O'Sullivan Dingle

5. Jack Morgan Austin Stacks

6. Andrew Barry Na Gaeil

7. Gavin White Dr. Crokes

8. Mark O’Connor (C) Dingle

9. John Mark Foley Kilgarvan

10. Brian Ó Seanacháin Ballydonoghue

11. Sean O’Shea Kenmare

12. Brandon Barrett Ardfert

13. Michael Foley Spa

14. Bryan Sweeney Listowel Emmets

15. Conor Geaney Dingle

Fir Ionaid

16. Eoghan O’Brien Churchill

17. Mike Breen Beaufort

18. Daniel O’Brien Glenflesk

19. Stephen O'Sullivan Templenoe

20. Dara O’Shea Kenmare

21. James Duggan John Mitchels

22. Graham O'Sullivan Dromid Pearses

23. Ronan Buckley Listry

24. Evan Cronin Spa

Additional Players on the Kerry Minor Panel

Jack Goulding (Ballyduff), David Shaw (Dr Crokes), Niall Collins (Listowel Emmets), David Roche (Milltown-Castlemaine), Michael Reidy (Ballymacelligott), Ferdia O’Brien (Austin Stacks),

Injured Player: Cormac Linnane (Beale),

Bainistíocht:

Bainisteoir: Jack O’Connor (Dromid Pearses)

Roghnoirí: Micheál O’Shea (Castlegregory), Eamon Whelan (St Senans).

Treanalaí: Alan O’Sullivan and Arthur Fitzgerald.

Captain: Mark O’Connor (Dingle)

Kitman: Ger O’ Mahony,

Physio: Kieran O’Shea,

Liaison Officer: Christy Killeen

The Kerry team contains just two of the side that defeated Donegal in the All Ireland Minor Final last year – Andrew Barry and Mark O’Connor. Both Jason Foley and Jack Morgan, substitutes last year, are named in the full back line while Stephen O’Sullivan, who was introduced as a sub in all of Kerry’s games last year is listed among the substitutes.

When these two sides met in the Munster Final in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney on July 5th, Kerry won by 2-14 to 1-11 having led by 2-8 to 0-6 at half time.

Mark O’Connor and Conor Geaney both have 2 Hogan Cup All Ireland Colleges Medals and 3 Corn Uí Mhuirí Munster Colleges medals won with Pobal Scoil Chorca Dhuibhne. Mark was Man of the Match in both Hogan Cup victories – against St Pats Maghera in 2014 and Roscommon CBS 2015. Tom O’Sullivan was also on the 2015 PSCD side.

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