Galvin returns for Kerry

PAUL GALVIN is recalled to the Kerry team for Sunday's Allianz National Football League game with Fermanagh in Fitzgerald Stadium. His selection, at right half-forward in place of Liam Hassett, is the only change from the side which defeated Dublin at Parnell Park.

And good news for the Kingdom is that brilliant corner forward Colm Cooper is back in the squad after a four months absence through injury.

The Kerry management have stuck with Donal Daly at midfield although he disappointed against Dublin before being taken off.

Ultimately, the move of Eoin Brosnan from wing-forward to partner William Kirby proved crucial in enabling Kerry to come back strongly in the second-half and win impressively after Mike Frank Russell converted a penalty.

Galvin played against Cork in the floodlit game in Austin Stack Park and suffered concussion in an incident which occurred shortly after the full-time whistle was blown.

The inclusion of Cooper on the substitutes bench will be greeted with relief by all Kerry followers. The exciting Dr Croke's player, a former 'Player of the Year', has been out of action since last season's All-Ireland semi-final because of a severe groin strain.

For their glamour game with Dublin at Mullingar, Westmeath have made four changes from their last match against Fermanagh which ended all square. Donal O'Donoghue returns to the full-back berth after injury in place of Damien Mitchell. John Keane moves to left corner back, taking over from the demoted Fergal Murray.

Rory O'Connell, who also missed the Fermanagh game because of injury, is restored to his regular midfield spot instead of Stewart Trainor, while Michael Ennis is preferred at centre-forward to John Fallon.

Wexford have left two vacancies on their side to meet Sligo. Regular right half back Darragh Breen and centre- forward Patrick Colfer will undergo late fitness tests. Breen has hamstring trouble while Colfer is carrying a knee injury.

For their home game with Clare, Offaly have left the left corner back position open. According to PRO Pat Teehan it is anybody's guess who will get the nod to fill the berth occupied by Mickey Flynn in the narrow one point victory over Carlow last time out.

Kildare welcome back Killian Brennan at midfield for their game with Wicklow at Aughrim. The Lily Whites selectors have left the left corner back position vacant as Andrew McLoughlin is due to undergo a late fitness test.

Former Allstar Brian Lacey is named at right corner back with Dermot Earley moving to left half forward and Derek McCormack named at full forward.

In the continued absence of long-term injury victim Darren Mullahy manager John O'Mahony will try out a new centre back in the person of Damien Burke for Galway's clash with unbeaten Limerick at Ballinasloe.

Dermot Blake held down the position during Galway's last game against Sligo which ended in controversial circumstances.

A number of teams who train on Thursday night were in Tyrone last night attending the obsequies of the late, lamented Cormac McAnallen.

KERRY (v Fermanagh): D. Murphy; B. Guiney, M. McCarthy, A. O'Mahony; S. Moynihan, E. Fitzmaurice, T. Griffin; W. Kirby, D. Daly; P. Galvin, D. O'Sullivan; D. Quill, R. O'Connor (St. Michael's), MF Russell. Subs: K. Cremin, L. Hassett, S. O'Sullivan, T. O'Sullivan, J. Sheahan, S. Scanlon, R. O'Connor (Kilcummin), M. Quirke, J. Cronin, M. Lyons, B. O'Mahony, J. Crowley, C. Cooper.

WESTMEATH (SF v Dublin): G. Connaughton; J. Davitt, D. O'Donoghue, J. Keane; B. Morley, A. Canning, D. Heavin; R. O'Connell, D. O'Shaughnessy; S. Colleary, M. Ennis, A. Mangan; F. Wilson, D. Glennon, D. Dolan.

WEXFORD (SF v Sligo): J. Cooper; C. Morris, P. Wallace,N. Murphy; A. N. Other, D. Murphy, G. Sunderland; R. Hassey, K. Kennedy; D. Fogarty, A. N. Other, J. Hudson; S. Nolan, G. O'Grady, M. Forde.

OFFALY (SF v Clare): C. McNamara; S. Sullivan, C. Evans, A. N. Other; B. Muoney, M. Mitchell, C. Slattery; C. McManaus, M. Daly; N. Coughlan, C. Quinn, A. McNamee; R. Malone, N. McNamee, J. Reynolds.

KILDARE (SF v Wicklow): E. Murphy; B. Lacey, D. Hendy, A. N. Other; E. Callaghan, G. Ryan, K. Ennis; K. Brennan, A,. Browne; M. O'Sullivan, J. Doyle, D. Earley; P. Brennan, D. McCormack, T. Fennin.

GALWAY (SF v LImerick): B. Donoghue; B. Dooney, K. Fitzgerald, C. Monaghan; M. Comer, D. Burke, S. og de Paor; K. Walsh, J. Bergin; M. Clancy, P. Joyce, J. Donnellan; D. Savage, N. Joyce, T. Joyce.

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