Gooch’s club colleague Kieran O’Leary dropped out of the Kerry panel last season but has returned reinvigorated this campaign, and gets his chance to prove his worth tomorrow in a revamped Kerry attack.
O’Leary comes in a left corner-forward with Declan O’Sullivan returning to centre half-forward, and Darran O’Sullivan missing out this week. David Moran and David O’Callaghan continue in the half-forward line after impressing in Kerry’s first league win of the season against Derry.
Marc Ó Sé’s return sees him start at full-back with Tommy Griffin amongst the replacements. Donncha Walsh and Aidan O’Shea are still injured.
Laois dual player Cahir Healy has given the county’s hurling team a major boost as he has opted to play in their game against Antrim in Casement Park tomorrow instead of the footballers’ NFL Division 2 clash with Westmeath in Mullingar.
Fermanagh’s Ryan Carson has lost his appeal against a four week ban for striking an Antrim player with his arm last weekend at Casement Park. Wexford’s Ben Brosnan also had his four-week ban for striking against Sligo last week upheld by the Central Hearings Committee.
KERRY (NFL v Galway): B. Kealy; P. Reidy, M Ó Sé, T. O’Sullivan; A. O’Connell, A. O’Mahony, K. Young; S. Scanlon, M. Quirke; D. O’Callaghan, Declan O’Sullivan, D. Moran; C. Cooper, K. Donaghy, K. O’Leary.
KILDARE (v Armagh): P Flood; H McGrillen, D Hendy, E Bolton; K Cribbin, M Scanlon, G White; D Flynn, D Earley; D Whyte, P O’Neill, J Doyle; K Ennis, J Kavanagh, K Donnelly LAOIS (SF v Westmeath): M Dowling: J Scully, D Booth, P McMahon; D Strong, M Timmons, C Begley; B Quigley, C Og Greene; B Sheehan, P O’Leary, K Meaney; M Tierney, D Kingston, N Donoher.
LIMERICK (SF v Waterford): B Moran, J McCarthy, C Mullane, M O’Riordan, A Lane, S Gallagher, P Ranahan, J O’Donovan, J Galvin, P Browne, J Ryan, J Mullane, G Collins, J Cooke, S Buckley.
LAOIS (SH v Antrim): E Reilly; C Dunne, D Maher, B Stapleton; JA Delaney, B Campion, M Whelan; M McEvoy, J Walsh; O Holohan, C Healy, W Hyland; E Costelloe, T Fitzgerald, N Foyle.
DUBLIN (SH v Offaly): G Maguire; N Corcoran, T Brady, O Gough; S Hiney, J Boland, M O’Brien; J McCaffrey, S Durkin; P Kelly, L Rushe, L Ryan; D O’Callaghan, D Treacy, A McCrabbe.
WEXFORD (SF v Cavan): A Masterson, J Wadding, D Walsh, N Murphy, B Malone, D Murphy, A Doyle, E Bradley, D Waters, C Byrne, R Barry, A Flynn, C Lyng, P Naughter, S Roche.
DOWN (SF v Donegal): D Alder; D McCartan, B McArdle, D Rafferty; K McKernan, K Colgan, C Garvey; A Rogers, K King; D Hughes, M Clarke, S Kearney; P McComiskey, J Clarke, B Coulter.
KILKENNY (SH v Cork): PJ Ryan; C Hickey, B Hogan, J Dalton; T Walsh, J. Tyrrell, J.J. Delaney; J Tennyson, P.J. Delaney, J. Mulhall, W O’Dwyer; E. Larkin; M. Grace, R. Power, A. Fogarty.
Subs: D Herity, R O’Neill, J Ryall,
S Cummins, D Fogarty, P Hogan, E McGrath, E Brennan, N Walsh.
WEXFORD (SH v Clare): N Carton; E Doyle, P Roche, K Rossiter; M Travers, C Kenny, R Kehoe; C Farrell, H Kehoe; D Lyng, T Waters, A Shore; R Jacob, S Banville, J Berry.