Colm Cooper back as Kerry reshuffle for Tipperary test

The inclusion of Colm Cooper at centre-forward is one of seven changes to the Kerry side since last year’s All-Ireland final for Sunday’s Munster SFC semi-final with Tipperary in Thurles on Sunday (3.30pm).

Colm Cooper back as Kerry reshuffle for Tipperary test

Cooper, who missed 14 months after sustaining a cruciate ligament injury in February 2014, last featured in the championship for Kerry in the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final loss to Dublin.

“He has worked very hard to get back,” said Eamon Fitzmaurice.

“The league appearance [as a sub against Tyrone] gave closure to the injury. He has played a few club games since and he is looking forward to Sunday’s game.”

Paul Murphy (shoulder), David Moran (shoulder) are Paul Galvin (quad) are not named in the Kerry squad. Kieran O’Leary, meanwhile, underwent surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon on Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the season.

James O’Donoghue, who missed the league, is named as a sub. Jonathan Lyne makes his full debut at right half-back while, in goal, Brendan Kealy starts ahead of Brian Kelly, with Fitzmaurice admitting that it was a close call.

Tipperary go with the same side which beat Waterford in the quarter-final. The other semi-final also takes place on Sunday, Cork welcoming Clare to Páirc Uí Rinn. The Rebels, who are without the injured Eoin Cadogan, feature only nine of the team which began the league final loss to Dublin in April. Stephen Cronin of Nemo is the only debutant for Brian Cuthbert’s side. The returning Alan O’Connor is named at midfield.

CORK (SF v Clare): K O’Halloran (Bishopstown); C Dorman (Bishopstown), M Shields (St Finbarr’s), J Loughrey (Mallow); S Cronin (Nemo), Brian O’Driscoll (T Mac Cárthaigh), Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo); A O’Connor (St Colum’s), K O’Driscoll (T Mac Cárthaigh); C O’Driscoll (T Mac Cárthaigh), M Collins (Castlehaven), P Kerrigan (Nemo); C O’Neill (Ballyclough), B Hurley (Castlehaven), D O’Connor (Ballydesmond).

KERRY (SF v Tipperary): B Kealy (Kilcummin); M Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), M Griffin (St Michael’s/Foilmore), S Enright (Tarbert); J Lyne (Legion), P Crowley (Laune Rangers), K Young (Renard); A Maher (Duagh), B Sheehan (St Mary’s); M Geaney (Dingle), C Cooper (Dr Crokes), J Buckley (Dr Crokes); P Geaney (Dingle), K Donaghy (Austin Stacks), BJ Keane (O’Rahillys).

TIPPERARY (SF v Kerry): E Comerford (Kilsheelan-Kilcash); P Codd (Killenaule), C McDonald (Aherlow), R Kiely (Carbery Rangers, Cork); S Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), P Acheson (Moyle Rovers), A Campbell (Moyle Rovers); S O’Brien (Ballina), G Hannigan (Shannon Rovers); C O’Riordan (JK Brackens), P Austin (Borrisokane), G Mulhaire (Arravale Rovers); C Sweeney (Ballyporeen), M Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials), B Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty). See Digest for more

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